Seniors Pay A Visit to Wilmington


Wilmington is the largest city in the state of Delaware but Dover is the capital city. Senior travelers will find Wilmington located at the confluence of the Christina River and Brandywine Creek.  Wilmington with a population of 71,000 was named by Thomas Penn after his friend Spencer Compton, Earl of Wilmington.

Wilmington is the gateway to the Brandywine River Valley with its world-class museums, attractions, accommodations and restaurants. To put it on the map for you, Wilmington is located half way between New York City and Washington DC, 35 minutes to Philadelphia, and 90 minutes to Baltimore.


The City of Wilmington, like most eastern cities on the seaboard, has been evolving for over 350 years. Rockford Tower is a city landmark that affords wonderful views of Wilmington’s city skyline. Rockford Park itself is worth a visit, not only for the Rockford Tower, but also for its nature trails. The Rockford Tower area serves as the setting for music performances.

Seniors Enjoy The Riverwalk

The city abounds with arts and entertainment. There’s plenty for senior visitors to see and so much to do at Wilmington’s exciting Riverfront, from outlet shops to restaurants to contemporary art. Even the Wilmington Blue Rocks baseball team calls Riverfront Wilmington home. Christina Riverfront is a lighted, landscaped 1.2-mile Riverwalk.


 Senior visitors enjoy strolling through the Market Street Mall, a six-block pedestrian concourse which serves as the focal point for downtown Wilmington. Visit Fort Christina and experience what it was like to be one of the first colonists in Wilmington.

The Delaware Art Museum, with an extensive collection of American art, celebrates the Brandywine School, a style of painting named for the nearby Brandywine Creek. Senior visitors enjoy the Hagley Museum and the Nemours Mansion and Gardens, a 300-acre country estate built for Alfred I. du Pont in 1910. A treat for those of us who appreciate great art, the Delaware Art Museum is housed in a splendid 85,000-square-foot building.

Seniors Find Themselves ‘In the Middle Of It All’


Wilmington and the Brandywine Valley just go together and they say that they are “In the Middle of it All.” Wilmington began in 1638 as a Swedish settlement and later was populated by employees of various du Pont family businesses and nearby poultry ranches.

The four-block Market Street Mall marks the city center and is distinguished by the Grand Opera House. The four-story theater, built by the Masonic Order in 1871, has a facade that mimics the old Paris Opera.

So come to Delaware and plan to spend a few days in Wilmington.  You will find it a most enjoyable city.  jeb

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