Introduction to Elsmere, Delaware
Elsmere, Delaware is 2 miles W of Wilmington, Delaware (center to center) and 27 miles SW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The town is in New Castle county and is part of the Wilmington - Newark metro area. There are about 5,800 people living in Elsmere.
Elsmere town was incorporated In the year 1909. It served the purpose of keeping the City of Wilmington from the annexation of the area that joins Wilmington on the southwest of the city. The four men who incorporated the town were Thomas Kane, Joseph A. Ranck, Albert Wild, and Penrose S. Foreman.
Elsmere and nearby Attractions
- Amstel House
- Bryan Martin Park
- Town Hall Park
- Brandywine River Museum
- Delaware Art Museum
Things To Do In Elsmere
Tourists can visit museums such as the Brandywine River Museum, Delaware art Museum, and Delaware History Museum. There are also several parks including Fairgrounds Park, Bryan Martin Park, Maple Park, and Town Hall Park. Historically significant places such as the Amstel House, Bellevue State Park, and Dutch House are also worth visiting.
New Castle County Airport is the closest airport to the town of Elsmere.
Elsmere Higher Education
Higher educational institutes near Elsmere include Wilmington College, University of Delaware, West Chester University of Pennsylvania, Delaware County Community College, and Widener University-Main Campus.