Wilmington Historic Sites

Historic Sites in Wilmington, DE

Wilmington Historic Sites

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  • Dewayne P
    Elizabethtown, KY1,980 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Free parking and discounts available - I was given free admission as military. Your house experience is self-guided with docents strategically placed throughout for questions. All extremely friendly. There is also a 20-minute driving tour around the estate operated by staff (max is 18 per so get there early or expect to wait in line).
    Written July 7, 2024
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  • Nancy A
    289 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I did a self guided tour of the mansion during the holiday season. The mansion itself is beautiful and the holiday decorations only made it better. Well worth your time.
    Written December 9, 2023
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  • Coach B
    Wilmington, DE115 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • MominOC
    Orange County, CA4,938 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • Alicia_JA
    Chicago350 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • sloomis31
    Bristol, WI1,031 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • Anthony R
    Wilmington, DE2,233 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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