Destination

Wilmington

Delaware’s center of business and commerce offers historic performing arts venues such as The Grand Opera House, restaurants the Washington Post says “are worth the trip,” and easy access to Wilmington’s family-friendly Riverfront.

Walk the streets where modern office towers exist side-by-side with historic buildings representing three centuries of American architectural style, from Queen Anne to Greek Revival. Visit OLD SWEDES CHURCH and the ROCKS where Peter Minuit and the KALMAR NYCKEL first landed in the New World, or see Delaware's history through the newly renovated DELAWARE HISTORY MUSEUM. Visit Wilmington's Riverfront, downtown’s most walkable neighborhood offers year-round attractions along its 1.3-mile riverfront - IMAX movies, minigolf, museums, theater, ice skating, nature walks and the brand-new Constitution Yards beer garden.

A staple in downtown Wilmington, The Queen brings top entertainment talent across all genres to the stage. Featuring a state-of-the-art music hall, venue-wide renovations, and an outdoor bar.

Bringing kids for a visit? Riverfront Wilmington has you covered with the Delaware Children's Museum with hands-on exhibits, outdoor playgrounds, greenhouses, and party rooms.

How to get there

Wilmington and the Riverfront are both just steps away from Wilmington Station. Hop on the Wilmington/Newark Line from 30th Street Station and you’ll be there in just under an hour.

Fare

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Connecting Services

Wilmington Station connects with Delaware Area Regional Transit (DART) and Amtrak services.

Things To Do

Walk the streets where modern office towers exist side-by-side with historic buildings representing three centuries of American architectural style, from Queen Anne to Greek Revival. Visit OLD SWEDES CHURCH and the ROCKS where Peter Minuit and the KALMAR NYCKEL first landed in the New World, or see Delaware's history through the newly renovated DELAWARE HISTORY MUSEUM (re-opening fall 2016). Visit Wilmington's Riverfront, downtown’s most walkable neighborhood offers year-round attractions along its 1.3-mile riverfront – IMAX movies, minigolf, museums, theater, ice skating, nature walks and the brand-new Constitution Yards beer garden.

Catch a show at The Queen Wilmington which was originally built as a hotel in the early 1800s and functioned as such until converting into a movie theatre in 1916. In 1959, the hotel closed its doors and sat dormant for the next 50 years. After undergoing a $25m renovation, The Queen finally reopened in 2011, with Live Nation taking over management in 2017. A staple in downtown Wilmington, The Queen brings top entertainment talent across all genres to the stage. Featuring a state-of-the-art music hall, venue-wide renovations, and an outdoor bar, The Queen continues to build its reputation as a piece of living history.

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