Historic Sites in Wilmington

Historic Sites in Wilmington, DE

Wilmington Historic Sites

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  • PJCM744
    South Windsor, CT313 contributions
    Nemours Estate and Grounds will not disappoint. The interior tour allows visitors to see most living areas, as well as view the kitchen/staff dining quarters and the recreation areas in the basement, along with the mechanical rooms. The docents were enthusiastic about the home and sharing their knowledge of the Dupont Family. Home was beautiful and the grounds were spectacular. I've been the Hearst Castle, Newport. Lenox.... and this estate certainly rivals those.
    Written September 26, 2022
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  • Katrina W
    New Kensington, PA10 contributions
    Wasn’t sure what to expect, this tour is legit. The tour started with an introduction about different devices that we would use during the tour. Everyone was offered something to use to track paranormal energy in the house. Got lots of responses to multiple questions. Our guides were great. Would recommend this tour.
    Written May 29, 2022
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  • Coach B
    Wilmington, DE118 contributions
    Wilmington Train Station is CLEAN. Easy to get around since you're either taking a local SEPTA commuter or Amtrak and can only go north or south. Not worth a special visit unless you are a trackiac or they are having their once a year open house.
    Written August 2, 2022
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  • Alicia_JA
    Chicago250 contributions
    I sought our this site because it is part of the national park service. Although small, the history is well documented and the two staff members working the table at the entrance were helpful and kind. I am glad to know this history was preserved in the middle of a city that has seen better times. A beautiful walk up a shaded pathway takes you to the monument along the river. The monument is suffering from a sinkhole so it is roped off from direct access.
    Written August 4, 2022
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  • MominOC
    Orange County, CA4,641 contributions
    Train passes by this bridge and caught our attention so we went by and drove through. It was a fun thing to do in the area.
    Written November 10, 2021
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  • Anthony R
    Wilmington, DE1,856 contributions
    Any Delawarean who is a student of history should not miss the Wilmington Friends Meeting House. It is, after all, where the town began in the 1730’s when the Shipley, Tatnall, and West families chose this hilltop location between two rivers to settle. Although the present meeting house dates from 1817, the surrounding cemetery is the resting place for many of the founding Friends. You can also visit the graves of abolitionist Thomas Garrett, and the “penman of the revolution,” John Dickinson. The entire block is a serene reminder of Wilmington’s Quaker foundation.
    Tours of the meeting house are available by appointment, and all are welcome at the monthly meetings. The Friends also have occasional events at which the grounds and house are open to the public. It is a beautiful building inside and out, and is lovingly preserved in the manner of the early 19th century.
    The surrounding neighborhood, although historic, has been afflicted with poverty and crime. The meeting house itself is a safe place to visit, but try to park nearby, and limit your visit to daylight hours.
    Written December 14, 2019
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  • sloomis31
    Bristol, WI1,027 contributions
    The Smith Covered Bridge is several miles off the main road through picturesque countryside. Unlike Madison County bridges the Smith bridge is open to automobiles which means all possible options to pull over and take photos have been blocked off. My photo doesn't really do it justice by I had fun all the same.
    Written August 20, 2021
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