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What's New

  • DOWNTON IN DELAWARE: This only-in-Delaware exhibition features authentic costumes from the popular public television series. Winterthur Museum.
  • NEW HOTEL: Westin Wilmington Hotel has opened at Wilmington Riverfront.
  • ZIP LINE: The Go Ape! Zip Line course at Lums Pond State Park offers a treetop adventure for wannabe Tarzans.

Attractions

  • Delaware Wine & Ale Trail: Site tours and tastings of 13 local award-winning wines and craft brews.
  • Delaware History Trail: A 36-site trail that weaves through the state’s museums, parks and historic locations, telling stories of Native Americans and Dutch, English and Swedish settlers.
  • Delaware Culinary Trail: A sampling of the tastes of Delaware has been packaged into a trail of 24 iconic restaurants made to order for the culinary tourist.
  • Winterthur Museum & Gardens: Experience life in the ‘Gilded Age’ in this spectacular DuPont mansion, home to thousands of antiques and the largest collection of Americana in the nation.
  • Tax-Free Shopping: Delaware is one of just five states – and the only one in the Mid Atlantic – to not charge sales tax on purchases.

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Events

Old Dover Days (May), Dover.

Winterthur Point-to-Point Horse Races (May), Greenville.

Mid-Atlantic Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival (June), Lewes.

Delaware State Fair (July), Harrington.

Sea Witch Halloween & Fiddler’s Festival (October), Rehoboth Beach.

World Championship Punkin’ Chunkin’ (November), Bridgeville.

Places

  • Historic Lewes: This coastal waterfront community is situated between Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Delaware’s first settlement.
  • Old New Castle: Authentic historical site with original courthouse, mansions, gardens, restaurants and shopping opportunities.
  • Riverfront Wilmington: Unique cultural and entertainment destination with restaurants, shops, museums and entertainment in a waterfront setting.
  • The Inland Bays: Delaware’s inland bays are natural playgrounds for boating, kayaking, paddle boarding and fishing.

Hidden Gems

  • Fort Delaware: Civil War-era fortress and prison to more than 30,000 Confederate and Federal prisoners. Hosted by interpreters in period attire.
  • Indian River Lifesaving Station: Unique station originally built in 1876 for use by the U.S. Lifesaving Service. Scenic coastline views, picturesque surroundings and night time lantern tours led by interpreters dressed in period attire.

Did You Know?

  • State Motto: Liberty And Independence
  • State Flower: Peach Blossom
  • State Bird: Blue Hen

Fast Facts

  • Region: MID-ATLANTIC
  • America’s Byways: Brandywine Valley Scenic Byway.
  • Connecting Flights Via: Wilmington-Philadelphia Airport (Frontier Airlines); Baltimore, Philadelphia and Washington DC.
  • Shopping: Christiana Mall, Tanger Outlet Centers.
  • Info: Delaware Tourism Office

(866) 284-7483

www.visitdelaware.com

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