Wildlife Reserve in Delaware

Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge

Hundreds of thousands of waterfowl use this protected wetland as a stopping point along their migration routes. A 12-mile wildlife driving trail, running through 16,251 acres of saltwater marsh, cordgrass and tidal …
State Park in Lewes

Cape Henlopen State Park

One mile east of Lewes, more than 4000 acres of dune bluffs, pine forests and wetlands are preserved at this lovely state park that's popular with bird-watchers, beachgoers and campers. There's also a 3.5 mile paved…
Museum in Brandywine Valley

Hagley Museum & Library

The Du Pont family got its start here in 1802 making…gunpowder. In the museum, check out the exhibits about the family's early history then join a guided tour to explore the grounds, the garden and various buildings…
State Park in Delaware

Trap Pond State Park

Six miles east of Laurel, Trap Pond State Park is the home of the northernmost bald cypress habitat – a flooded forest that looks like it lurched out of the Louisiana bayou. There are several trails alongside the 90…
State Park in Brandywine Valley

Brandywine Creek State Park

This state park is the gem of the area. This green space would be impressive anywhere, but is doubly so considering how close it is to prodigious urban development. Nature trails and shallow streams wend through the…
Museum in Dover

Old State House

Take a moment to enjoy the short docent-led tour of this small but interesting former state capitol building. Built in 1791 and since restored, the Old State House contains art galleries and in-depth exhibits about …
Museum in Wilmington

Delaware Art Museum

Exhibits work of the local Brandywine School, including Edward Hopper, John Sloan and three generations of Wyeths. The museum's fantastic collection of original works by illustrator Howard Pyle, a native of Wilmingt…
Historic Site in Brandywine Valley


Six miles northwest of Wilmington is the 175-room country estate of industrialist Henry Francis du Pont and his collection of antiques and American arts, one of the world's largest. Nice gardens too.
Museum in Dover

Air Mobility Command Museum

If you're into aviation, you'll enjoy this museum; the nearby airfield holds more than 30 restored vintage cargo and freight planes, including C-130s, a Vietnam War–era C-7 and a World War II–era 'Flying Boxcar.' Gu…
Museum in Dover

First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries

Delve into the history of Delaware at First State Heritage Park, which also serves as a welcome center for the city of Dover, the state of Delaware and the adjacent state house. This so-called 'park without boundari…