Best Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Wilmington

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Best Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Wilmington

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  • PhoebeGR
    Grand Rapids, MI97 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Luckily, we had a beautiful day to wander the grounds. We paid $21 each for senior passes and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The home and grounds are beyond beautiful: the statues, gates, furnishings, etc. all are top notch. I don't remember how long we were there, but if you walk the grounds, 2-3 hours is correct. It was well worth visiting and dreaming of luxury. It is kept up very well, which must cost a fortune for that. The docents/volunteers when you enter were very informative. Signs in each room also give history. We went on a Wednesday morning at opening, and it was not crowded at all.
    Written June 6, 2024
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  • sarahvirginia2016
    Richmond, VA105 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My husband and I had a great day at Hagley! It was so interesting to see the 19th century gunpowder factory along the river and learn about the early history of industrialization in the US. We were quite surprised to see that some elements of the factory were still operational- including the repair shop and the grinding/mixing machine. Our guide even set off some gunpowder! The History of Patents museum was fascinating; we just wish we had had more time to study the models and read the informational signs. Plan more time than you think you'll need!
    Written May 28, 2024
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  • PurpleAnkh
    Fort Washington, MD269 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I have been obsessed with Chihuly for years so seeing a piece of his as I entered the museum was an absolute treat. I loved the outdoor sculpture garden. The docents were kind and helpful without interrupting my wandering. I went to see There is a woman in every color: Black women in Art exhibit which was absolutely wonderful.
    Written May 18, 2024
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  • jerrys01
    Bel Air, MD587 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Riverwalk permits a pleasant stroll along the Christina River. We stepped out of our hotel and walked both north and south. The southern area is quieter, while the northern area has multiple hotels and restaurants on the land side. This is a great area for photography.
    Written May 19, 2024
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  • Fabian R
    Wilmington, DE60 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We went whne there was an event, it was crowded and the kids had fun. I guess(based on the experie ce of my 2yo at the time) that it is a good place for kids 3 and over. Lots of different activities.
    Written August 6, 2019
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  • Nancy A
    270 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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  • Nonna-Wilmington
    Wilmington, DE15 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lots of choices for walking paths. Great for kids and adults. Plenty of playground activities. Dogs allowed while on a leash and free bags for feces disposal.
    Water available in some areas for dogs as well.
    Written September 26, 2021
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  • Coach B
    Wilmington, DE116 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enjoy baseball and fans in a beautiful park with excellent seating. The Blue Rocks staff keeps you entertained even if the action on the field slows down. Watch for Mr Celery! Lots of food & beverage choices, at lower prices than many ball parks. Reasonable tickets and FREE parking. Try finding that at the big city majors.
    Written August 2, 2022
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  • Maxwellpants
    Philadelphia, PA149 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our first trip to Delaware Theater Company and it could not have been better! Right off I-95, plenty of FREE parking, and wonderful volunteer staff. We saw a delightful one man show and already bought tickets to a few future productions. How did we ever miss this hidden gem?!!!
    Written June 16, 2022
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  • Alicia_JA
    Chicago350 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I visited because there are parts of this area that have recently become part of the NPS's First State NHP. The visitor center houses the Passport Stamp. The staff at the visitor center was helpful and the area was beautiful.
    Written August 4, 2022
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  • DBanana50
    Highlands Ranch, CO21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I discovered recently that I had family ancestors that were married at this church. I reached out online and received documentation confirming the genealogy. This is a beautiful and wonderfully preserved historic site and we were so grateful to have spent time here. Seven Tucker was an outstanding tour guide, extremely knowledgeable and helpful and friendly… Kudos to old Swedes church!
    Written August 15, 2023
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  • Coach B
    Wilmington, DE116 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The stone tower dominates this portion of Rockford Park. Well worth a visit and next month is special. Rockford Tower will be open for the season beginning with the annual Flower Market (May 9th thru 11th 2024). Climb this historic structure and see the Flower Market and the city of Wilmington.

    The approximately 100 ft tall tower was originally part of the Wilmington water system. Built in 1902, it provided ~1/2 million gallons of water storage for the city.
    Written April 2, 2024
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  • Ted D
    Greenville, DE34 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I was actually involved in the design and construction of this playground as a Rotarian. I know that we cut no corners with either when we had it built. It is a wonderful and safe inclusive playground designed for children with all abilities. Children with all abilities can play together side by side, and there is no cost to use it. I highly recommend the Can Do Playground.
    Written October 7, 2022
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  • SMGleb
    Wilmington, DE518 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I’m more a lover of the impressionists but I thoroughly enjoyed viewing the contemporary art on display. Highly recommend. My favorite was the gallery featuring “Loam” but the artist combining 50s era women with household items was fabulous. Take time to enjoy the gallery of local area student artwork - it will blow your mind the talent of these kids! Well worth your time. And you can go to one of the many excellent restaurants nearby and take a lovely walk along the riverfront too.
    Written July 9, 2023
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  • mcdh4561
    Fredericksburg, VA555 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The museum was closed, but we managed to walk right down to the pier and the sailing ship, which was undergoing repair and maintenance by the volunteer crew. The ship itself is a gilded beauty, typical of 1600's vessels. Worth the time to take a few pictures.
    Written April 15, 2021
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