Autumn Leaf Special on the Wilmington and Western Railroad
Surround yourself in fall colors during the most beautiful times of the year in Wilmington and the Brandywine Valley. The Wilmington and Western Railroad offers two fun and relaxing excursions for leaf-peepers to enjoy by rail. Be sure to bring your camera and behold the best color palette the Red Clay Valley has to offer!
Scenic Drives around Greater Wilmington, Delaware
Who says summer is peak travel season? This fall you can experience an unforgettable weekend road trip with your spouse, closest friends, or family through the winding byways of Greater Wilmington, Delaware. Discover gorgeous, Instagram-worthy pops of color as you drive through the Brandywine Valley National Scenic Byway, and along the way explore some of the country’s best kept secrets when you make stops at renowned museums, award-winning restaurants and blooming gardens, experiencing 300 years of American history and natural beauty.
Hayrides and more at the Mt. Cuba Center
Don’t miss this unique hayride-and-bonfire experience through a thousand plus acres of Mt. Cuba Center’s gorgeous natural areas. Aboard the hay wagon you will travel through rolling hills and grassland fields, where you’ll hear about Mt. Cuba’s land management, conservation efforts and restoration projects. When you arrive at the bonfire you’ll enjoy stunning vistas, tasty snacks, and fireside brews – perfect for taking in the fall beauty.
Nation of Inventors at Hagley Museum and Library
Opening September 13, Nation of Inventors, a new, permanent exhibition inside the Hagley Visitors Center, celebrates the American spirit of ingenuity by taking visitors on a journey from the early years of the patent system, in the 1790s, through the “golden age” of American invention, in the late 1800s. The exhibit features more than 120 patent models from Hagley’s unique collection highlighting the diverse stories of inventors from all walks of life. Not only will visitors experience the immersive indoor exhibition but, while walking throughout the 235-acre property, you will see how technology and engineering has played its part in the success of the DuPont Company.