When visiting Delaware, take time to visit the Wilmington waterfront and the surrounding Brandywine River Valley. Major attractions in the verdant Brandywine River Valley likely to appeal to romantic couples and honeymoon pairs are below.
Once home to Henry Francis du Pont, this 175-room mansion is now the country's leading museum of American decorative arts. It contains antique furnishings dating from 1640-1860. Tours available.
Stroll a thousand acres of gardens, woodlands, and meadows, and see illuminated fountains, the bell tower, and conservatories at what was once Pierre du Pont's country estate in the Brandywine River Valley.
Founded in 1912, the Delaware Art Museum holds a world-renowned collection that focuses on American art and illustration from the 19th century to the present as well as the British Pre-Raphaelite movement. The Museum offers the outdoor Copeland Sculpture Garden, the Helen Farr Sloan Library & Archives, studio art classes, the interactive Kids’ Corner learning area, the delART Café featuring free Wi-Fi access, and the Museum Store with distinctive books and gifts.
See where the story of the du Pont family and its fortune began in the Brandywine River Valley.