3-2-1...Getaway

Enjoy a two-day, or longer, tour of Wilmington's scenic Brandywine Valley, and discover three historic gardens full of hidden secrets--the legacy of the famous du Pont family. More than 2,200 acres of gardens at Winterthur, Hagley, and Mount Cuba Center await your socially distant exploration. Revel in carefully crafted plant communities and unspoiled vistas experience the best of the season. Digital Ticketing allows for a virtually contact-less experience. Two Night Minimum Stay Required, April 1 through July 4th, 2021, based on availability.

With a minimum 2 night stay, guest will get 2 adult and up to 2 child tickets to Hagley, Winterthur and Mt. Cuba.

The attraction tickets will be delivered via a digital ticket service to limit touchpoints.

Package valid dates, April 1 through July 4, 2021

This exclusive offer provides free admission to three of Wilmington & the Brandywine Valley’s top attractions with a minimum two-night stay at participating hotels. Enjoy the amazing gardens of Mt. Cuba Center, recently named Best Botanical Garden in North America according to USA Today’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library and it’s 60-acre naturalistic garden, and Hagley Museum home of the original DuPont Company and its gunpowder works set on 235 acres along Brandywine Creek. Each the perfect setting for a spring garden adventure.

About the Attractions

Hagley Museum is where the history of du Pont, the company, began. E.I. du Pont used the Brandywine River to produce gunpowder that began what is now the Dupont Company. Sitting on 235 acres along the river, tour this beautiful property and see how the gunpowder was made and began a rich part of Wilmington’s history. The museum and grounds include the first du Pont family home and garden in the United States, the powder yards, and a 19th-century machine shop. The museum estate features exhibits and demonstrations that show the connections between early industrial technology and early American history, focusing on the histories of the du Pont family, DuPont company, explosives and gunpowder, and innovation. Hagley's library documents the history of American business and technology. Hagley is open to visitors year-round to enjoy tours of the gardens and mansion, powder yards, and exhibits.

Winterthur Museum and Gardens is a 1,000 acre wonderland: an amazing collection of rooms, antiques, artwork, and exhibits, that can only be found at Winterthur. Once the home of Henry Francis du Pont, a voracious and meticulous antiques collector, this unique piece of history is one of Wilmington’s finest tourist destinations. Winterthur includes more than 979 acres of gardens, woodlands, and meadows, with 60 acres of naturalistic gardens, the historic Winterthur mansion, museum galleries, and a renowned research library. The largest and most important collection of Americana and American decorative arts in the world, comprising more than 85,000 objects, can be found in the 175-room mansion and adjacent museum galleries. Winterthur Museum, Garden, & Library is open to visitors year-round to enjoy guided and self-guided tours, events and performances, seasonal and themed attractions, as well as educational lectures, courses, and workshops.

Mt. Cuba Center is a non-profit botanical garden located in Hockessin, Delaware, near Wilmington, in the gently rolling hills of the Delaware Piedmont. Its woodland gardens produce some of the most spectacular displays of wildflowers in the mid-Atlantic region. Mt. Cuba is open to the public from April through November for general admission, guided tours and special programs. Mt. Cuba Center is a botanical garden that inspires an appreciation for the beauty and value of native plants and a commitment to protect the habitats that sustain them. Mt. Cuba Center has over 50 acres of display gardens and over 1000 acres of natural land. Voted “Best Botanical Garden” in the 2020 USA Today 10Best Reader’s Choice Awards, Mt. Cuba Center is one of Delaware’s hidden treasures. Find space to breathe, relax, and wander along its paths, or be guided from the formal gardens of a du Pont mansion through lush woodlands, picturesque meadows, and tranquil ponds.

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