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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.


Beach Boys at Copeland Hall
Beach Boys at Copeland Hall things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Next Month, Jun 23, 2024 (Sunday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Beach Boys June 23, 2024 at Copeland Hall in Wilmington, DE 7:00PM

Bowling for Soup at The Queen
Bowling for Soup at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Sep 14, 2024 (Saturday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Bowling for Soup September 14, 2024 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 7:30PM

Chad Taylor & Friends at The Queen
Chad Taylor & Friends at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Next Weekend, Jun 01, 2024 (Saturday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Chad Taylor & Friends June 01, 2024 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

Drag Brunch @ PRIDE at The Queen
Drag Brunch @ PRIDE at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Next Month, Jun 23, 2024 (Sunday) Theater event in Wilmington, DE USA

Drag Brunch @ PRIDE June 23, 2024 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 11:30AM


Floyd Nation at Copeland Hall
Floyd Nation at Copeland Hall things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Next Month, Jun 08, 2024 (Saturday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Floyd Nation June 08, 2024 at Copeland Hall in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

Fred Reed: Album Release w/ Best Kept Soul at The Queen
Fred Reed: Album Release w/ Best Kept Soul at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Next Month, Jun 29, 2024 (Saturday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Fred Reed: Album Release w/ Best Kept Soul June 29, 2024 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

G. Love & Special Sauce with Brett Dennen & Mihali
G. Love & Special Sauce with Brett Dennen & Mihali things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Jul 20, 2024 (Saturday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

G. Love & Special Sauce with Brett Dennen & Mihali July 20, 2024 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

Gogol Bordello at The Queen
Gogol Bordello at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Sep 07, 2024 (Saturday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Gogol Bordello September 07, 2024 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM


Hell's Belles at The Queen
Hell's Belles at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Nov 16, 2024 (Saturday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Hell's Belles November 16, 2024 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

Hot In Herre: 2000s Dance Party (18+) at The Queen
Hot In Herre: 2000s Dance Party (18+) at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Next Month, Jun 14, 2024 (Friday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Hot In Herre: 2000s Dance Party (18+) June 14, 2024 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 9:30PM

Joe Jackson at Copeland Hall
Joe Jackson at Copeland Hall things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Next Month, Jun 14, 2024 (Friday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Joe Jackson June 14, 2024 at Copeland Hall in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

Kurt Vile and the Violators at The Queen
Kurt Vile and the Violators at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Next Month, Jun 18, 2024 (Tuesday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Kurt Vile and the Violators June 18, 2024 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

No Scrubs - 90s Dance Party (18+) at The Queen
No Scrubs - 90s Dance Party (18+) at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Jul 13, 2024 (Saturday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

No Scrubs - 90s Dance Party (18+) July 13, 2024 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 9:30PM

PRIDE in WILM: Wilmington Pride Comedy at The Queen
PRIDE in WILM: Wilmington Pride Comedy at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Next Month, Jun 21, 2024 (Friday) Theater event in Wilmington, DE USA

PRIDE in WILM: Wilmington Pride Comedy June 21, 2024 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 7:30PM

PRIDE in WILM: Wilmington Pride Music at The Queen
PRIDE in WILM: Wilmington Pride Music at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Next Month, Jun 22, 2024 (Saturday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

PRIDE in WILM: Wilmington Pride Music June 22, 2024 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 6:00PM

Robbie Fulks & Bill Kirchen at The Queen
Robbie Fulks & Bill Kirchen at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Jul 19, 2024 (Friday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Robbie Fulks & Bill Kirchen July 19, 2024 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

Rumours ATL: A Fleetwood Mac Tribute at The Queen
Rumours ATL: A Fleetwood Mac Tribute at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Juneteenth, Jun 19, 2024 (Wednesday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Rumours ATL: A Fleetwood Mac Tribute June 19, 2024 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 7:00PM

Sleater-Kinney at The Queen
Sleater-Kinney at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Jul 30, 2024 (Tuesday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Sleater-Kinney July 30, 2024 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

Super Trans Am: The Super 70s Concert Experience
Super Trans Am: The Super 70s Concert Experience things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Aug 17, 2024 (Saturday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Super Trans Am: The Super 70s Concert Experience August 17, 2024 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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