History. Culture. Gardens.
Wilmington and the Brandywine Valley is like a riveting, romantic tale of two cultures, two centuries… even two different worlds. A destination marked by sharp contrasts. Town and Gardens. Past and Present. Commerce and Culture. Beauty and Brains. Gritty and Gorgeous. Historic and Hip. It is these contrasts that make each experience more vibrant, each moment more distinct, and each sight more authentic and beautiful. Of course, the most defining and all-encompassing story in Wilmington and the Brandywine Valley is the town and garden experience. A famed boutique city, Wilmington is the town side of the visitor equation, the urban hub, if you will. Here the 21st century thrives even as a cultural renaissance is underway. Four-star restaurants, fine art and world-class entertainment share space with abundant shopping from big box to unique shops. The theatre, symphony and ballet appeal to the arty side of visitors and residents alike. The re-imagined Riverfront is a vital live-work-play destination. In every direction, Wilmington and the Brandywine Valley tell multiple tales of one great place, blending the arts, dining and entertainment amenities of Wilmington city proper with the history and beauty of the surrounding countryside. So whatever your mood, whatever your passion, we have the perfect mix of history, culture and gardens. Urbane and urban. Town and garden. College and commerce. A place to lose yourself in nature, hearken back to history or tap into the heartbeat of the city.