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Wilmington Tourism and Sightseeing
Location is a prime factor in Greater Wilmington, Delaware's popularity with vacation travelers. Located on Interstate-95 midway between New York City and Washington, Wilmington can be readily accessed by car, train or plane. Once in Wilmington, discover world class museums and gardens, historic towns that retain their 18th- and 19th-century ambiance, a revitalized riverfront, a year-round schedule of festivals and special events,family-owned wineries and breweries. Enjoy a wide selection of performing arts which includes traveling Broadway Productions at the DuPont Theatre, nationally recognized performers at The Grand plus symphony, ballet and opera or live musical concerts at World Cafe Live at the Queen. Dining options are equally varied; they range from friendly neighborhood bistros to 4-star restaurants. The fact that shopping, dining and entertainment are tax free in Delaware is an added bonus and the hotel tax is less than surrounding areas. Wilmington is also a vacation area that the whole family can enjoy. Take a day sail on the Kalmar Nyckel, a life-size, seaworthy recreation of the Tall Ship that brought the Swedes to Wilmington in 1638. History comes alive at Hagley Museum and Library where E.I. du Pont settled in 1802 along the banks of the Brandywine River and began using its power to produce high quality gunpowder thus laying the foundation for the mighty DuPont Corporation. See the original machinery in operation; watch a gunpowder demonstration; visit the worker's village and find out how children lived and learned in the nineteenth century; tour Eleutherian Mills, the ancestral home of the du Ponts in Delaware, which housed five generations of the family. A world of discovery awaits at the Delaware Museum of Natural History with its life size dinosaurs. Board the Wilmington & Western Railroad, one of the country's oldest operating steam locomotives, or spend time at the Marshall Steam Museum at Auburn Heights for a close-up look at the world's largest collection of operating steam cars. Don't miss the new Delaware Children's Museum or the DuPont Environmental Education Center in Wilmington's Revitalized Riverfront. As far as entertainment is concerned, Delaware Children's Theater tailors its plays to a young audience and the DuPont Theatre presents a full Children's Series every year while World Cafe Live at the Queen hosts a Peanut Butter and Jam on Saturday morning with an all-you-can-eat kid-friendly lunch buffet!  Skip to Best Time to Visit. View Map.


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Delaware Children's Museum
Delaware Children's Museum things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Childrens Museum in Wilmington, DE USA

Children's museums light creative sparks that last a lifetime and result in objective and quantifiable learning. They create safe, enriching places where kids and their families can share inspired fun and see new possibilities unfold.


Penn Cinema Riverfront 14 + IMAX
Penn Cinema Riverfront 14 + IMAX things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Imax Theatre in Wilmington, DE USA


Almost Selena at The Queen
Almost Selena at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Feb 19, 2022 (Saturday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Almost Selena February 19, 2022 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

An Evening with Christine Havrilla at The Queen
An Evening with Christine Havrilla at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Next Month, Jan 15, 2022 (Saturday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

An Evening with Christine Havrilla January 15, 2022 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

Appetite for Destruction at The Queen
Appetite for Destruction at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Feb 12, 2022 (Saturday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Appetite for Destruction February 12, 2022 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM


BMW Championship: Friday Tournament Round
BMW Championship: Friday Tournament Round things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Aug 19, 2022 (Friday) Sports event in Wilmington, DE USA

BMW Championship: Friday Tournament Round August 19, 2022 at Wilmington Country Club in Wilmington, DE 12:00AM

BMW Championship: Saturday Tournament Round
BMW Championship: Saturday Tournament Round things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Aug 20, 2022 (Saturday) Sports event in Wilmington, DE USA

BMW Championship: Saturday Tournament Round August 20, 2022 at Wilmington Country Club in Wilmington, DE 12:00AM

BMW Championship: Sunday Tournament Round
BMW Championship: Sunday Tournament Round things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Aug 21, 2022 (Sunday) Sports event in Wilmington, DE USA

BMW Championship: Sunday Tournament Round August 21, 2022 at Wilmington Country Club in Wilmington, DE 12:00AM

BMW Championship: Thursday Tournament Round
BMW Championship: Thursday Tournament Round things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Aug 18, 2022 (Thursday) Sports event in Wilmington, DE USA

BMW Championship: Thursday Tournament Round August 18, 2022 at Wilmington Country Club in Wilmington, DE 12:00AM


Cash Unchained: The Ultimate Johnny Cash Experience
Cash Unchained: The Ultimate Johnny Cash Experience things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Next Month, Jan 28, 2022 (Friday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Cash Unchained: The Ultimate Johnny Cash Experience January 28, 2022 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

Delaware Blue Coats v Capital City Go-Go at Chase Fieldhouse
Delaware Blue Coats v Capital City Go-Go at Chase Fieldhouse things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Thanksgiving Weekend, Dec 28, 2021 (Tuesday) Sports event in Wilmington, DE USA

Delaware Blue Coats v Capital City Go-Go December 28, 2021 at Chase Fieldhouse in Wilmington, DE 1:00PM

Delaware Blue Coats v Cleveland Charge at Chase Fieldhouse
Delaware Blue Coats v Cleveland Charge at Chase Fieldhouse things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Mar 25, 2022 (Friday) Sports event in Wilmington, DE USA

Delaware Blue Coats v Cleveland Charge March 25, 2022 at Chase Fieldhouse in Wilmington, DE 7:00PM

Delaware Blue Coats v College Park Skyhawks
Delaware Blue Coats v College Park Skyhawks things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Next Month, Jan 28, 2022 (Friday) Sports event in Wilmington, DE USA

Delaware Blue Coats v College Park Skyhawks January 28, 2022 at Chase Fieldhouse in Wilmington, DE 7:00PM

Delaware Blue Coats v Fort Wayne Mad Ants
Delaware Blue Coats v Fort Wayne Mad Ants things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Feb 24, 2022 (Thursday) Sports event in Wilmington, DE USA

Delaware Blue Coats v Fort Wayne Mad Ants February 24, 2022 at Chase Fieldhouse in Wilmington, DE 7:00PM

Delaware Blue Coats v G League Ignite at Chase Fieldhouse
Delaware Blue Coats v G League Ignite at Chase Fieldhouse things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Next Month, Jan 30, 2022 (Sunday) Sports event in Wilmington, DE USA

Delaware Blue Coats v G League Ignite January 30, 2022 at Chase Fieldhouse in Wilmington, DE 3:00PM

Delaware Blue Coats v Grand Rapids Gold at Chase Fieldhouse
Delaware Blue Coats v Grand Rapids Gold at Chase Fieldhouse things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Next Month, Jan 16, 2022 (Sunday) Sports event in Wilmington, DE USA

Delaware Blue Coats v Grand Rapids Gold January 16, 2022 at Chase Fieldhouse in Wilmington, DE 3:00PM

Delaware Blue Coats v Grand Rapids Gold at Chase Fieldhouse
Delaware Blue Coats v Grand Rapids Gold at Chase Fieldhouse things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Next Month, Jan 17, 2022 (Monday) Sports event in Wilmington, DE USA

Delaware Blue Coats v Grand Rapids Gold January 17, 2022 at Chase Fieldhouse in Wilmington, DE 1:00PM

Delaware Blue Coats v Greensboro Swarm at Chase Fieldhouse
Delaware Blue Coats v Greensboro Swarm at Chase Fieldhouse things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Next Month, Jan 27, 2022 (Thursday) Sports event in Wilmington, DE USA

Delaware Blue Coats v Greensboro Swarm January 27, 2022 at Chase Fieldhouse in Wilmington, DE 7:00PM

Delaware Blue Coats v Greensboro Swarm at Chase Fieldhouse
Delaware Blue Coats v Greensboro Swarm at Chase Fieldhouse things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Feb 03, 2022 (Thursday) Sports event in Wilmington, DE USA

Delaware Blue Coats v Greensboro Swarm February 03, 2022 at Chase Fieldhouse in Wilmington, DE 11:00AM

Delaware Blue Coats v Lakeland Magic at Chase Fieldhouse
Delaware Blue Coats v Lakeland Magic at Chase Fieldhouse things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Next Month, Jan 02, 2022 (Sunday) Sports event in Wilmington, DE USA

Delaware Blue Coats v Lakeland Magic January 02, 2022 at Chase Fieldhouse in Wilmington, DE 3:00PM

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Best Time to Visit Wilmington


The best time to visit Wilmington, DE is in the spring and winter. Spring temperatures are cool with averages in the upper 50's and highs in the upper 60's. Nights are cold with lows in the upper 40's. Winter temperatures are cold with averages in the mid 30's and highs in the mid 40's. Winter nights are cold with lows in the upper 20's.

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Monthly Temperatures in Wilmington


Month Low Avg High
January 23.7 31.5 39.3
February 25.8 34.2 42.5
March 33.4 42.7 51.9
April 42.1 52.4 62.6
May 52.4 62.5 72.5
June 61.8 71.5 81.1
July 67.3 76.6 86.0
August 65.8 75.0 84.1
September 58.1 67.7 77.2
October 45.6 55.8 65.9
November 36.9 45.9 55.0
December 28.4 36.4 44.4

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