Don’t let small deter you, Wilmington is packed into its 45 square kilometres and is the capital of enormous influence. Situated between New York and Washington, D.C., where the Christina and Brandywine rivers converge,
In the 17th century, as European settlers began to land on the shores of Delaware, Wilmington became a melting pot of settlers from Sweden, Holland, and the British Isles.
Once the last stop on the Underground Railroad, Wilmington was once the domain of the famous du Pont family. In modern-day Wilmington, nine historic districts thrive alongside major performance venues, world-class dining and 225 hectares of parkland.
Seventy years ago, collector and horticulturist Henry Francis du Pont opened his 175-room childhood home, Winterthur, to the public. Today, the Winterthur Museum is one of the best places to see American decorative arts, with a collection of nearly 90,000 objects from the 17th to the 19th centuries.
Brandywine Park is located at the southwestern end of the Delaware North Greenway Trail for outdoor enthusiasts, extending sixteen kilometres northeast through Alapocas Run State Park, Rockwood Park, and Bellevue State Park, ending in Fox Point State Park.
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