Things to do in Wilmington Delaware
The Hotel du Pont in the historic Brandywine Valley is close to the area's most popular attractions, including Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library; Delaware Art Museum; the spectacular Longwood Gardens and Conservatories; Hagley Museum; and the grand Nemours Mansion, reminiscent of Versailles.
Some of the most exciting things to do in Wilmington Delaware are minutes away from Hotel du Pont. Explore and enjoy the country estate of Henry Francis du Pont. Tour the museum of magnificent American antiques showcasing the best in style and craftsmanship. The Galleries offer permanent and changing exhibitions. Stroll in the 60-acre garden and delight in the children’s Enchanted Woods. Shopping, dining and special events are also features of this historic Brandywine Valley estate. Call for admission fees.
The Hagley Museum Library collects, preserves, and interprets the unfolding history of American enterprise. Located on 235 acres along the banks of the Brandywine River, Hagley is the site of the gunpowder works founded by E.I. du Pont in 1802. View early American Industry with restored mills, a worker’s community, and the ancestral home and gardens of the du Pont family.
The distinguished collections of the Delaware Art Museum are comprised of 12,000 works of art and focus on American Art of the 19th through the 21st centuries and English Pre-Raphaelite art of the mid-19th century. Its outstanding overview of the evolution of American art includes a pivotal collection of works from the "Golden Age" of American illustration and the country's largest collection of the work of John Sloan. The Samuel and Mary R. Bancroft collection is the premier public collection of Pre-Raphaelite art outside the United Kingdom.
Not only are all of these fun and interesting things to do in Wilmington Delaware, Hotel du Pont is home of “tax-free” shopping and instant savings!
To kick your Wilmington Delaware experience up a notch, a number of restaurants and bars offer live music in the evenings, featuring jazz and blues and other music styles. The Riverfront is a popular nightlife destination. With Wilmington’s busy theater scene, Hotel du Pont guests will find quality entertainment all year round.