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Must-see attractions in Wilmington, DE

Wilmington is the largest city in the state of Delaware (DE) in the United States of America. Wilmington is located on the confluence of the rivers Christina and Delaware. The city’s area is about 17 square miles with a population of around 71 thousand as of 2012. The city has a lot of tourist attractions that will make you go mad. Let us take a tour through the most famous ones.

Winterthur Museum & Garden: The Dupont family built this giant mansion. It has now become a museum and it is open for the public. You will observe a magnificent architecture here with arches, very high ceilings and tapestry walls. Furniture from the 19th – early-20th century fashion enhances the beauty of this large house. The Winterthur museum area is covered with gardens. These gardens are rich in trees from all over the USA; flowers planted in formal patterns beautify the place as well. There is even a flower/plant shop where you can buy the plants you have seen in the gardens.

Delaware River: Delaware is one of the major rivers on the Atlantic coast of the USA. It flows through the states of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware. The Delaware River is named in honor of Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr, an English nobleman. He was the first royal governor of the Virginia colony.

Historic Pencader Presbyterian Church: The old First Presbyterian Church is a historic church located on West Street and Brandywine Park Drive in Wilmington. It was built in 1740, and its dimensions are 30 feet by 40 feet. The Presbyterian Church has a gambrel roof and it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. It is now open for the public as a local history museum.

Rodney Square: Named after Caesar Rodney, this was built in the 1920s in the centre of Wilmington with the statue of Caesar Rodney as the centerpiece. This was built under the City Beautiful movement in Wilmington. Rodney Square is the public square and national historic district located in downtown Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware. A large statue of Rodney stands in the front of the square. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2011.

Fort Delaware: Fort Delaware was built on the Pea Patch Island in the middle of Delaware River. It was built in the 19th century to serve as a defense facility. During the Civil War, Fort Delaware was converted to a prison to keep prisoners-of-war, convicted federal soldiers, political prisoners as well as privateers. The fort hosts Candlelight Ghost Tours for the visitors to encounter a thrilling experience.

Brandywine River Park: Brandywine Creek State Park is a state park, located 3 miles north of Wilmington, Delaware along the Brandywine Creek. This state park is famous for its nature preserves of Tulip Tree Woods and Freshwater Marsh. The Brandywine Creek Nature Center in the park educates visitors, school and scout groups and other organizations about the natural history and the environment.

Apart from these destinations, you could also visit the Nemours, Discovery Center, Riverwalk and Railroad. You can find the latest offers for cheap holidays to Wilmington, DE from Startour (or as the Danes say billige rejser fra Startour) on this website. I wish you a happy holiday in Wilmington, DE.