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Wilmington
Wilmington, Delaware was first settled by the Swedish in 1638. Over time, the area has also been home to the Dutch, the British and the Quakers, a long diverse history that has left its mark on the surrounding area. Visit Fort Christina and experience what it was like to be one of the first colonists in Wilmington. The Delaware Art Museum, with a extensive collection of American art, celebrates the Brandywine School, a style of painting named for the nearby Brandywine Creek.

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Hagley Museum and Library
Hagley Museum and Library
Owner description: Hagley is the former industrial site of the original black powder works of the DuPont Company founded in Delaware in 1802 and powdered by the natural resources that surrounded it... more Owner description: Hagley is the former industrial site of the original black powder works of the DuPont Company founded in Delaware in 1802 and powdered by the natural resources that surrounded it. Today it is 235 acres of wooded rolling hills along the rushing Brandywine River dotted with hundreds of stone ruins of the black powder industry, dozens of restored buildings associated with the business, and the first du Pont family home built in America. Here, for more than 200 years, the DuPont Company and family experimented, innovated, and pursued the American Dream. Hagley has been accredited by the American Alliance of Museums since 1972. The site is a National Historic Landmark, National Recreation Trail, and a Historic Engineering Landmark. less
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Libraries; History Museums
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Nemours Mansion and Gardens
Nemours Mansion and Gardens
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Gardens; Hiking Trails
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New Candlelight Theatre
New Candlelight Theatre
Owner description: Delaware's best kept secret for a night of entertainment is New Candlelight Theatre. Located in historic Ardentown, DE, New Candlelight provides an all-inclusive evening of Dinner... more Owner description: Delaware's best kept secret for a night of entertainment is New Candlelight Theatre. Located in historic Ardentown, DE, New Candlelight provides an all-inclusive evening of Dinner and Professional theatre in an intimate atmosphere, all for a reasonable price. Operating as a theater venue for over 75 years, the stage of this quaint barn comes alive every weekend year round and entertains thousands of theater-goers through the course of the year. While musicals are New Candlelight’s specialty, other special events such as a monthly Comedy Night, are also available offering patrons various opportunities to experience Live Theatre. Tickets are $55 for adults and include full course buffet and show. Cash bar is available as well as free parking. Children and group discount tickets are also available. less
Attraction type: Dinner Theaters
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Delaware Art Museum
Delaware Art Museum
A collection of American art from 1840 to the present.
Attraction type: Art Museums
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Bellevue State Park
Bellevue State Park
Owner description: A Park For All Seasons Bellevue Hall mansion commands a grand view of this historic estate, and its present form reflects alterations made by William du Pont, Jr. Mr. du Pont... more Owner description: A Park For All Seasons Bellevue Hall mansion commands a grand view of this historic estate, and its present form reflects alterations made by William du Pont, Jr. Mr. du Pont surrounded his home with the finest facilities: tennis courts, equestrian stables, gardens, and a picturesque pond, amid woodlands and fields overlooking the Delaware River. The park was acquired by the State of Delaware in 1976. The Delaware Division of Parks and Recreation has retained the historic charm of Bellevue while providing many opportunities for recreation. Walking and jogging are popular activities at any time of the year. A 1-1/8 mile fitness track circles a catch-and-release fishing pond while the nearby exercise trail offers a refreshing workout. Hiking trails allow you to explore other parts of the estate. If you prefer cycling, both paved and unpaved paths lead you on a leisurely tour. A popular spot for picnics, weddings and get-togethers. less
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Pochi Restaurant-Chilean Cuisine and Wine Bar
Pochi Restaurant-Chilean Cuisine and Wine Bar
Ranked #1 of 482 Restaurants in Wilmington
Price: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Chilean, Dessert, South American, Wine Bar
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Bellfonte Cafe
Bellfonte Cafe
Ranked #2 of 482 Restaurants in Wilmington
Price:
Cuisines: Eclectic, International
Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Eclipse Bistro
Eclipse Bistro
Ranked #3 of 482 Restaurants in Wilmington
Price:
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
La Fia
La Fia
Ranked #4 of 482 Restaurants in Wilmington
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Harry's Seafood Grill
Harry's Seafood Grill
Ranked #5 of 482 Restaurants in Wilmington
Price:
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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Hampton Inn Pennsville-Wilmington
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn Pennsville-Wilmington
$95 - $148
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Pennsville
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Crowne Plaza Wilmington North
3.5 of 5
Crowne Plaza Wilmington North
$85 - $138
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Claymont
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Comfort Inn Midway
2.0 of 5
Comfort Inn Midway
$85 - $122
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Bethel
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Homewood Suites by Hilton Wilmington - Brandywine Valley
3.0 of 5
Homewood Suites by Hilton Wilmington - Brandywine Valley
$125 - $257
Ranked #1 of 12 Hotels in Wilmington
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Inn at Wilmington
2.5 of 5
Inn at Wilmington
$101 - $154
Ranked #2 of 12 Hotels in Wilmington
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Courtyard by Marriott Wilmington Brandywine
3.0 of 5
Courtyard by Marriott Wilmington Brandywine
$107 - $261
Ranked #4 of 12 Hotels in Wilmington
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The Westin Wilmington
4.0 of 5
The Westin Wilmington
$101 - $325
Ranked #7 of 12 Hotels in Wilmington
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