Wilmington is the largest city in one of America’s smallest states. The city is built on the first Swedish settlement in North America. I think the city takes pride in its Swedish roots because the city flag looks a lot like the Swedish flag. I have to wonder if Swedish culture is prevalent throughout the city. As part of my epic cross country road trip, I’d like to see Wilmington Delaware and these top six sites:
- Liquid Alchemy Beverages: Owners, Terri and Jeff, took a vacation to Portland, Maine (a place on our list to see) and came back with a passion for home brewing. After years of work they opened Liquid Alchemy in 2016 where visitors can try their award winning meads and ciders.
- Delaware Nature Society: This organization was founded in 1964 and is focused on environmental conservation, advocacy, and education. The society manages over 2,000 acres including a farm preserve where visitors can eat fresh seasonal produce.
- Cathedral of St. Peter: Built in 1816, this Romanesque Revival style parish looks beautiful. The outside has simple reddish colored bricks but the sanctuary is bright white, reminding worshippers that the Mass is our taste of heaven on earth.
- Hagley Museum and Library: This 235 acre property was once a gunpowder manufacturing site. Today, visitors channeler more about American ingenuity from the home of the duPont family. They even have an organic cafe to provide sustenance to hard working learners.
- Nemours Mansion and Gardens: Speaking of the duPonts, Alfred duPont built this property for his second wife, Alicia. The home, built in the 18th century in a French style, sits on 3,000 well manicured acres where visitors can learn more about the duPont family.
- The Grand: This concert hall was opened in 1871. Today, the stage hosts over 300 events per year including orchestras, ballets, and stand up comedy.
Like many of the states on this side of the country, Delaware is home to a variety of activities and boasts a long history. I’d love to see many of the things Wilmington has to offer.
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