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In 1638, settlers from Sweden established a fort on the banks of the Christina River. Fort Christina was supposed to serve as headquarters for a New Sweden colony, but few chose to settle the area, and Sweden’s colonies quickly ended when the British colonies were established.
Eleuthere Irenee du Pont, a French immigrant, arrived to the area in 1800. He set up shop along the Brandywine River and began making explosives. The DuPont Company began as a supplier to the US military and became one of the wealthiest families in the US. The Nemours Mansion and Gardens was built by Alfred I. Du Pont in 1907. The impressive, massive mansion and the lush gardens are a popular tourist attraction.
An area rich in history, Wilmington is home to such historic attractions as the Village of Odessa, Rockwood Park and Mansion, Read House and Garden, and Belmont Hall. Other Wilmington attractions include the Brandywine Valley Wine trail, the Delaware History Museum, Fort Delaware, the DuPont Theatre, and the Hagley Museum and Library. Wilmington’s amazing festivals include outdoor concerts and the annual Shakespeare Festival.
Gorgeous Wilmington is the land of sculptures, manicured gardens, gorgeous mansions, fountains, vineyards, horse farms, and a meandering river. With so much natural beauty, its parks are unrivaled. Go hiking in the Alapocas Woods, go fishing at Becks Pond, or spend the afternoon with your dog at Carousel Park’s dog park. The Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, part of the Delaware History Trail, covers over 16,000 acres and stretches eight miles along the Delaware Bay. The park features a 12-mile auto tour, five walking trails, and three observation towers.