The Delaware State is a haven to historic homes, estates dating back to the mid-1600s. One of these, Winterthur Museum and Gardens, now one of America’s premier museum of decorative arts. There is more to thestates attraction than the history and culture; it also boast to have some of the finest beaches on the Atlantic coast stretch almost the entire length of Delaware coast,“all-year” roundfestivals, a Grand Opera house, providing a means relaxation for residents.
- Nemours Mansion and Gardens
The classic, astonishing 77- room mansion, built in the early 1990s, was a gift from Alfred du Pont to his wife Alicia. The beautiful home,supplemented by equallyremarkable gardens is arguably one of the largest French gardens in North America. Not to mention the Chauffeur’s Garage, which hold a collection of vintage automobiles. Above all, the mansion stretches almost 200 acres of lawns, meadows and woodlands.
Official Site: www.nemoursmansion.org
- Hagley Museum and Library
The Hagley Museum and Library located in Wilmington encompasses the site of the original du Pontgunpowder mills as well as an estate and gardens. The first du Pont family home, Eutherian Mills, built by E.I. du Pont in 1803, sits overseeing the renovated French-style garden home, as their family business grew around them. A vintage collection ofvehiclesin the bam, includes a Conestogawagon used to transport black powder to the port of Wilmington.
Official site: www.hagley.org/
- Winterthur Museum and Gardens
The Winterthur Museum and Gardens established by Henry Francis du Pont was originally built to showcase his collections of over 90,000 priceless antiques and art, but also as anabode to entertain friends.The 175- room building was design to be as historic as possible, with vintage furniture, needlework, textiles, silver, glass, painting, prints and ceramics appropriate to specific periods. The Winterthur mansion, considered to be America’s finest museum of decorative artsis surrounded by a 1000-acre park, on which a colorful botanical garden of plants and trees exists, and an Enchanted Woods children’s garden spanning over 3-acre.
Official site: www.winterthur.org
- The Delaware Old State House
The Gregorian-style Delaware old state house built in 1792 is located in Dover. This building contains on display historical photographs and documents, presentations Governors and ceremonial office as well as the 18th-century courtroom and legislative chambers.
- Air Mobility Command Museum
On display of the historical Dover Air Force Base is a number of aircrafts used in operation by the United States way back. Among such aircrafts are the C-141B Starlifter, C133 Cargomaster, C130 Hercules and a C-124 Globemaster, among others, at the Air Mobility Command Museum, home to vintage planes dating from 1941.