Introduction to Wilmington, Delaware
Wilmington, Delaware, in New Castle county, is 24 miles SW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The city is part of the Wilmington - Newark metropolitan statistical area (MSA). Approximately 72,664 people live in Wilmington.
The area which is now recognized as Wilmington was originally colonized by the settlers from Sweden in the year 1638. The Dutch took over from the Swedes and renamed the area as Altena. With the beginning of British colonization in the year 1664, the area came under the British rule. A borough charter was granted by King George II in 1739; this changed the name of the city to Wilmington. It is considered to be named after Spencer Compton, the Earl of Wilmington.
Wilmington and nearby Attractions
- Brandywine Shopping Center
- Wilmington Industrial Park
- Brown Park
- Business History & Technology Museum
- Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
Things To Do In Wilmington
The city of Wilmington has several notable tourist attractions that one can visit including the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Arden Craft Shop Museum, Business History & Technology Museum, and the Historical Society of Delaware; these are all notable for their historical significance. There are also parks that one can visit like Christina Park, Speakman Park, and the Rodney Square. Tourists can have some fun shopping at the Brandywine Shopping Center in Wilmington.
Air transportation facilities are provided by the New Castle County airport.
Wilmington Higher Education
There are many institutions offering high education to the residents of Wilmington including Delaware College of Art and Design, Widener University - Delaware campus, Goldey - Beacom College, and Harrison Career Institute - Wilmington.