Wilmington (Delaware)

Rodney Square

Wilmington is a city in Delaware.


Get in

By plane

Other Major Airports in Driving Distance: Baltimore/Washington BWI John F. Kennedy Airport JFK

By car

By car, Wilmington is easily accessible along I-95, the major north-south highway along the East Coast.

By train

It is also possible to travel to Wilmington (expensively but very conveniently) on Amtrak. The high-speed Acela train runs the length of the Northeast Corridor, and the slower Metroliner also stops at Wilmington's train station downtown. The Northwest Regional train that runs between Boston, Massachusetts and Norfolk, Virginia also stops in Wilmington.

A cheaper way to take a train into Wilmington is to ride SEPTA's regional rail service. Tickets are $6.50 from Central Philadelphia, and trains stop at the same station as Amtrak.

By bus

Greyhound serves a few cities in Delaware.

Get around

DelDOT's network of DART buses serve Wilmington, but these are designed primarily for commuters. A car is the best way to get around the city, especially if you plan on driving to office parks, tourist attractions, or other locations outside of the city proper.

Route 32, the Wilmington Trolley, runs frequently from the Chase Center on the riverfront along the Christina River to Rodney Square via Market Street. The bus stops at the Amtrak Station, Greyhound Bus stop, Delaware History Museum and one block from the Downtown Visitor Center.


Lower Market Street Historic District

At the center of downtown Wilmington is Rodney Square, a public square featuring a statute honoring its namesake, and signatory to the Declaration of Independence, Caesar Rodney.

Wilmington's recenty redeveloped Riverfront has been transformed from a blighted area into a local tourist attraction. It offers a variety of places to eat, outlet shops, and the newly developed Chase Center which hosts special events and exhibits. Nearby is the Frank Furness Railroad District.

Trolley Square, which is home to restaurants, cafes, bars, and specialty wine shops, is walking distance to Brandywine Park.

Other points of interest include Old Swedes Church (dedicated 1699), a monument to the colony of New Sweden at nearby Fort Christina State Park, and Delaware's tall ship, the Kalmar Nyckel.



Wilmington has many shopping malls and centers to visit, and remember, Delaware is the home of tax free shopping!


Wilmingtonians are not wanting for good places to eat. To wit:


Delaware has gained national attention for the lower Delaware brew, Dogfish Head.




Wilmington is served by all the major celluar companies (Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint)


The News Journal is Wilmington's daily, and covers all of Delaware. Philadelphia, New York and Washington papers are also widely available.

Go next

Routes through Wilmington

Washington, D.C. Baltimore  SW  NE  Philadelphia New York City
Washington, D.C. Baltimore  W  E  Philadelphia New York City
New York City Philadelphia  N  S  Baltimore Washington, D.C.
Baltimore Newark  SW  NE  Philadelphia New York City
Washington, D.C. Baltimore  SW  NE  Philadelphia New York City
Philadelphia Claymont  N  S  Newark Baltimore
Philadelphia Claymont  N  S  New Castle Dover
West Chester Chadds Ford  N  S  New Castle END
END Newark  SW  NE  Claymont Philadelphia

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