Culture and Class in Wilmington Delaware

Off the beaten path, down the narrow lane, and mere minutes away from the hustle and bustle of the city, the Brandywine Valley prides itself on being an oasis of genteel living along the I-95 corridor, with a pace, a history and a beauty all its own.

Whether you’re coming to town for a long weekend, a week-long stay or just a night in the city, you’ll find exciting things bursting to life in all parts of Wilmington, Delaware and the Brandywine Valley.


The Candlelight Theatre
located in historic Ardentown, DE, just minutes from downtown Wilmington and a short drive from Philadelphia, combines fine dining with superb musical theater entertainment. Attend a truly spectacular Candlelight experience and enjoy the magic of live theater!

Delaware Art Museum
Founded in 1912, the Delaware Art Museum is best known for its large collection of British Pre-Raphaelite art, illustrations by Wilmington native Howard Pyle, and urban landscapes by John Sloan and his circle. Visitors can also enjoy the outdoor Copeland Sculpture Garden and special exhibitions

Harvest Ridge Winery
Spanning the border of Maryland and Delaware, the winery is on the Mason-Dixon line and has an original Mason-Dixon crownstone marker (#47) on the property. For this reason, the #47 is featured prominently in the company’s logo. The winery has 15 acres of vines planted, a full production facility, a tasting room, and event/banquet space. The winery is open daily for tastings and guided tours are offered Saturdays and Sundays at 1 and 3PM.

Amstel House
Among New Castle’s few surviving early colonial buildings is this elegant brick, early Georgian mansion. Built in 1738, the house is graced with original woodwork, fine architectural details & open hearth. The house’s history is linked to many of town’s prominent colonial families.

Brandywine Festival of the Arts
n annual arts festival in Wilmington, Delaware. Featuring hundreds of juried artists exhibiting one-of-a-kind art, the festival is a Delaware tradition spanning over half a century. Now regionally popular and nationally recognized, the Brandywine Festival of the Arts boasts participants from across the United States and perennially ranks in the top 100 shows in the country. Each year, up to 20,000 visitors flock to Brandywine Park’s Josephine Gardens for an end-of-summer celebration. The BFA has something for everyone: over 250 artists exhibiting in a wide range of styles and mediums, live music performances, children’s activities, and a selection of local food vendors.

Delaware Beer, Wine and Spirits Trail

Visit featured Delaware wineries, breweries, distilleries, meaderies and cideries for a tour, a tasting and a memorable experience while traveling this tempting trail. It is a unique collection of over 20 breweries, wineries, distilleries, cideries and meaderies across the state that will quench your thirst for fun and discovery.


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