Wilmington, the state's commercial hub and largest city, was founded in 1638 as a Swedish settlement and successively taken over by the Dutch and the English. More recently, it has been populated by employees of du Pont's company headquarters and credit-card banks. The city has handsome buildings in Federal, Greek Revival, Queen Anne, and Deco styles, as well as abundant cultural attractions. Outside the compact city center are several outstanding museums, including some that are legacies of the du Ponts. - Copyright © 2014 by Fodor’s Travel, a division of Random House, LLC. All rights reserved.
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Delaware Museum of Natural History, which specializes in mollusks, is chock full of fascinating exhibits — but small enough to explore in an afternoon.
2013 marks the 25th Anniversary of this multi-day festival honoring a native son — and well-known trumpeter — who died in a car accident when he was 25.
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At the Delaware Center for Horticulture you can hear a lecture, take a class — or sit and relax in the garden out back.
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This artist community a short drive from downtown puts on an annual fair where you’ll find used books, art, antiques and live music in the woods.
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The du Ponts were considered the “royal family” of Delaware, and when you visit the 300-acre Nemours Mansion and Gardens you’ll see why.
Scenic and challenging, these classic greens are a duffer's delight.
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