Top Sites to Visit in Delaware

If you visit Delaware in the US, there are plenty of attractions that you can see in just 1,900 square miles of land. The following are the top sites in the city.

The Hagley Museum

 

The Hagley Museum

 

In Wilmington, you can visit the Hagley Museum, where you can explore the restored mills, the power yard and the library. If you wish you can also take a tour to the Eleutherian Mills, where you can see the site of the original du Pont gunpowder mills, as well as an estate and colourful gardens. You can see the first du Pont family home, which was built in 1803 and then you can visit the Power Yard, in order to see the restored mills. Moreover, take the chance to visit the library, which contains various collections of books that are related to business and technology from the 18th century till the modern times.

Old State House

 

Old State House

 

If you wish to know more about history of Delaware, you can visit the Old State House. Located in the state capital of Dover, this amazing Georgian style house is a great piece of art. It was completed in 1792 and contains the ceremonial office of the Governor, as well as a number of legislative chambers of the 18th century, that are very well preserved. You can also see on its walls historical photographs of that period, as well as various artifacts and historical documents.

Grand Opera House

 

Grand Opera House

 

Located in Wilmington, the Grand Opera House is a well preserved Victorian theater, that was restored in 1871. Over the years it has hosted a number of great performances, such as musicals, melodramas, symphonies and operas. Nowadays, you can have the chance to watch a classical concert or great dance performances and more.

Delaware Art Museum

 

Art Museum

 

Take the chance to see some of the best art collections in the Delaware Art Museum in Wilmington. Some of the greatest collections of the museum include the British Pre-Raphaelite art of the mid 19th century. You can also see various drawings and paintings from the Howard Pyle collection, as well as posters from famous American poster designers. Moreover, you can also see an incredible collection of jewelleries and metalwork, that were made by English craftsmen.

Dogfish Craft Brewery

 

Dogfish Craft Brewery

 

Situated in Milton, the Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, which opened its doors in the mid 1990s, offers a wide range of different beers. Before it was a brewery it served as a roofing in Delaware warehouse previously owned by Russell Anthony Exteriors. If you love beers, you can book a tour, where you can learn about the process of brewing or you can taste some of the greatest beers, try beer infused food and much more. Today the brewery produces hundreds of barrels of beer every year.

Brandywine Zoo

 

Brandywine Zoo

 

If you want to spend some great time with your kids, you can visit the Brandywine Zoo, which houses around 150 animals. You can have a wonderful time with your kids and you can also take part in various activities, like the Winter Day Camp, where you can learn more about the hosted animals.