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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.


Aziza Nailah at The Queen
Aziza Nailah at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
This Month, Jul 30, 2022 (Saturday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Aziza Nailah July 30, 2022 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

Bayside at The Queen
Bayside at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
This Weekend, Jul 08, 2022 (Friday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Bayside July 08, 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
Next Month, 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
Next Month, 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
Next Month, 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
Next Month, 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

Donavon Frankenreiter with Special Guest Christina Holmes
Donavon Frankenreiter with Special Guest Christina Holmes things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Tomorrow, Jul 07, 2022 (Thursday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Donavon Frankenreiter with Special Guest Christina Holmes July 07, 2022 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

Doobie at The Queen
Doobie at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Sep 15, 2022 (Thursday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Doobie September 15, 2022 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM


Drag Brunch - Legs N' Eggs at The Queen
Drag Brunch - Legs N' Eggs at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Sep 17, 2022 (Saturday) Theater event in Wilmington, DE USA

Drag Brunch - Legs N' Eggs September 17, 2022 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 12:00PM

Emo Night Brooklyn at The Queen
Emo Night Brooklyn at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Next Month, Aug 05, 2022 (Friday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Emo Night Brooklyn August 05, 2022 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 9:00PM

FEMI KUTI & The Positive Force Featuring Mádé Kuti
FEMI KUTI & The Positive Force Featuring Mádé Kuti things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Next Weekend, Jul 15, 2022 (Friday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

FEMI KUTI & The Positive Force Featuring Mádé Kuti July 15, 2022 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

Fox Royale at The Queen
Fox Royale at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Next Month, Aug 17, 2022 (Wednesday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Fox Royale August 17, 2022 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

Gimme Gimme Disco at The Queen
Gimme Gimme Disco at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Next Month, Aug 06, 2022 (Saturday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Gimme Gimme Disco August 06, 2022 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 9:00PM

Girls Night Out at The Queen
Girls Night Out at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Next Month, Aug 13, 2022 (Saturday) Theater event in Wilmington, DE USA

Girls Night Out August 13, 2022 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

Henry AZ | Madchild | Lexy Pantera - The Wasted Youth Tour!
Henry AZ | Madchild | Lexy Pantera - The Wasted Youth Tour! things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Next Month, Aug 02, 2022 (Tuesday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Henry AZ | Madchild | Lexy Pantera - The Wasted Youth Tour! August 02, 2022 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 7:00PM

Howard High Class of the 90s Reunion at The Queen
Howard High Class of the 90s Reunion at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Next Month, Aug 27, 2022 (Saturday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Howard High Class of the 90s Reunion August 27, 2022 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

Jon Lovitz at The Queen
Jon Lovitz at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Next Month, Aug 14, 2022 (Sunday) Theater event in Wilmington, DE USA

Jon Lovitz August 14, 2022 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

Maria Bamford at Grand Opera House-DE
Maria Bamford at Grand Opera House-DE things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Next Week, Jul 14, 2022 (Thursday) Theater event in Wilmington, DE USA

Maria Bamford July 14, 2022 at Grand Opera House-DE in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

Mike Campbell & The Dirty Knobs at The Queen
Mike Campbell & The Dirty Knobs at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Sep 13, 2022 (Tuesday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Mike Campbell & The Dirty Knobs September 13, 2022 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

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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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