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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


Aziza Nailah Live at The Queen at The Queen
Aziza Nailah Live at The Queen at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Next Month, Jul 31, 2021 (Saturday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Aziza Nailah Live at The Queen July 31, 2021 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

Best Kept Soul at The Queen
Best Kept Soul at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Next Month, Jul 02, 2021 (Friday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Best Kept Soul July 02, 2021 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

Brian Newman at The Queen
Brian Newman at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Sep 09, 2021 (Thursday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Brian Newman September 09, 2021 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 7:00PM


Burd Events Brunch: Destiny's Child at The Queen
Burd Events Brunch: Destiny's Child at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Aug 07, 2021 (Saturday) Theater event in Wilmington, DE USA

Burd Events Brunch: Destiny's Child August 07, 2021 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 10:30AM

Burd Events Brunch: Madonna at The Queen
Burd Events Brunch: Madonna at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Father's Day Weekend, Jun 19, 2021 (Saturday) Theater event in Wilmington, DE USA

Burd Events Brunch: Madonna June 19, 2021 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 10:30AM

Burd Events Brunch: Netflix and Chill at The Queen
Burd Events Brunch: Netflix and Chill at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Aug 21, 2021 (Saturday) Theater event in Wilmington, DE USA

Burd Events Brunch: Netflix and Chill August 21, 2021 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 10:30AM

Burd Events Brunch: Spice Girls at The Queen
Burd Events Brunch: Spice Girls at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Next Month, Jul 17, 2021 (Saturday) Theater event in Wilmington, DE USA

Burd Events Brunch: Spice Girls July 17, 2021 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 10:30AM


Burd Events Brunch: Witches and Wizards at The Queen
Burd Events Brunch: Witches and Wizards at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Next Month, Jul 10, 2021 (Saturday) Theater event in Wilmington, DE USA

Burd Events Brunch: Witches and Wizards July 10, 2021 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 10:30AM

Cracker at The Queen
Cracker at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Sep 17, 2021 (Friday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Cracker September 17, 2021 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

Cypher Clique at The Queen
Cypher Clique at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Next Month, Jul 24, 2021 (Saturday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Cypher Clique July 24, 2021 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

Drive-By Truckers at The Queen
Drive-By Truckers at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Nov 08, 2021 (Monday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Drive-By Truckers November 08, 2021 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

Folsom Prison Revival at The Queen
Folsom Prison Revival at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Next Month, Jul 30, 2021 (Friday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Folsom Prison Revival July 30, 2021 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

Jacksfilms Presents: YIAY LIVE! LIVE! at The Queen
Jacksfilms Presents: YIAY LIVE! LIVE! at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Nov 19, 2021 (Friday) Theater event in Wilmington, DE USA

Jacksfilms Presents: YIAY LIVE! LIVE! November 19, 2021 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

Jake Miller at The Queen
Jake Miller at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Oct 03, 2021 (Sunday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Jake Miller October 03, 2021 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

Juneteenth: Neptunes Night at The Queen
Juneteenth: Neptunes Night at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Father's Day Weekend, Jun 19, 2021 (Saturday) Theater event in Wilmington, DE USA

Juneteenth: Neptunes Night June 19, 2021 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 7:00PM

Montana Wildaxe at The Queen
Montana Wildaxe at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Aug 06, 2021 (Friday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Montana Wildaxe August 06, 2021 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

Nitro Nitra at The Queen
Nitro Nitra at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Aug 21, 2021 (Saturday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Nitro Nitra August 21, 2021 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

Sol Knopf at The Queen
Sol Knopf at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Next Month, Jul 16, 2021 (Friday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Sol Knopf July 16, 2021 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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