Spread across 933 acres (377.57 hectares), Brandywine Creek State Park was established in 1965. It features four nature preserves, including Tulip Tree Woods, Flint Woods, the Carney Tract, and the FreshWater Marsh, along with bike trails, pavilions, an interpretive center, hiking trails, picnic spots, and a disc golf course. Some of the activities that you can enjoy here are geocaching, canoeing, mountain biking, birdwatching, and fishing. Comprising old growths of tulip poplar, Piedmont hardwood, and coniferous trees towering over lush green shrubs and blankets of spring wildflowers, Brandywine Creek State Park makes for an idyllic weekend destination to enjoy the Great Outdoors.
The Winterthur Museum is an old house that used to be inhabited by Henry Francis du Pont. Located on the Country Estate, there are over 150 rooms in the house that are beautifully maintained. The house is decorated with artifacts that he collected over the years as well as items added after he died. Tastefully laid out, the house has 85,000 pieces of priceless artifacts that include paintings, furniture, artwork and lots more in the galleries at the house. It is also home to the Campbell Collection of Soup Tureens. You can also take a self-guided tour around the vast estate.
The Hagley Museum and Library is a grandiose treasure cove spread across an area of 235 acres. The museum houses a collection of artifacts and machinery of the DuPont mills and tries to show the impact of industrialization on the progress and growth of America. The library, on the other hand, houses a collection of books, photographs, archives and other manuscripts that recite the tale of economic and technological growth of the country. Apart from enriching the knowledge of its visitors, the Hagley Museum and Library also serves as an event space where local events and conferences are a regular feature.
The Delaware Art Museum is a grandiose exhibition space that features an impressive collection of paintings and illustrations belonging to the Pre-Raphaelite period and the artistic trend of 19th and 20th Century America. Here, you get to see artworks by masterminds like Dante Rossetti, Simeon Solomon, Thomas Dewing, Raphaelle Peale, among several others. Besides featuring an awe-inspiring collection, the museum also hosts various art-related activities like exhibitions and workshops. Apart from that, the various halls located within the premises of the Delaware Art Museum are rented out for corporate functions, meetings, private gatherings, cocktail parties, and several other events.
The Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts is one of the best art centers in the country. What used to be a railroad passenger-coach factory is now an art hub like no other. The facility has as many as 30 studios and seven galleries to display their work. They also have a lecture hall to study art while artists could visit the cyber cafe for references. The venue also conducts regular workshops and courses.
Delaware History Museum with its three galleries ensures that visitors get to see new and unique exhibits every time they are here. Collectibles, paintings, art pieces and many other objects are on display.
Old Library Museum, built in 1892, is a beautiful hexagon-shaped structure possessing some of Newcastle's most interesting artifacts; most of which are derived from the New Castle Library Company.
The Dutch House possesses a huge collection of historical items used by the Dutch who lived in Delaware. Built in the late-17th Century, the house was initially occupied by English methods when the region was an English colony. Today, the carefully restored structure is a popular house museum that allows visitors to step back in time and witness its intriguing history. Visitors can take a tour of the house to explore its interiors, which include an antique spoon rack, a cupboard, a Bible from 1714, and other Dutch Colonial artifacts.
Church of the Holy Trinity is a cozy little church which was established in 1878. The beautiful structure is made of stone in the Gothic Revival style of architecture. The interiors are delightful and make use of stained glass windows, thereby giving the church an ancient feel. The church is fully functional even today, with regular masses and religious ceremonies held as per schedule. The church has its annual festival which is celebrated to bring together the community and raise funds for the underprivileged. It also hosts various other programs throughout the year to keep keep its members active and create harmony among them.
The Primitive Hall is a historic house located in Chester County, Pennsylvania. This two and a half story red brick house was built by Joseph Pennock, an Irish immigrant in 1738. The Georgian features of the house feature chimneys and gable roofs. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.
The Shrewsbury Church welcomes one and all to this beautiful parish designed in the Gothic Revival and Vernacular Gothic styles of architecture. The church welcomes all the people to gather together as one family in faith to worship the Lord. Included in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, it dates back to 1834.
The Thomas Run Church or Watters Meeting House is a historical landmark of Harford County. Incorporated in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, it is still operational and continues to serve the community.