Welcome to Delaware
Delaware is a relatively flat state with gentle rolling hills in the north, wetlands along the eastern outskirts and 25 miles of Atlantic coastline. Delaware is easily accessible, allowing RVers to travel its rich landscapes with ease.
Start your trip in Sussex County in southern Delaware, the most diverse area offering resort, industrial, and agricultural communities. Thousands of visitors from other nearby Mid-Atlantic states flock to the county's beaches every summer.
The southern part of the state is lined with 26 miles of pristine beaches and pastoral towns.
Throughout the year, you can look forward to a relaxing escape filled with sight-seeing, golf, trips to the spa, and bargain hunting at three tax-free outlet centers, boutiques, and antique shops.
Located on the Delaware Bay, Lewes is Delaware's oldest settlement. It is the northernmost of the state's coastal towns and the southern terminal of the Cape May-Lewes Ferry that crosses the mouth of the bay between Delaware and New Jersey. The town is known for its fishing marinas and historic buildings and homes. Points of interest include Cannonball House Marine Museum, De Vries Monument, Fisher-Martin House, Lewes Historical Complex, and Maull House.
Northern Delaware (New Castle County)
New Castle County in northern Delaware is the largest and most densely populated.
Discover the du Pont legacy while visiting some of the most prestigious gardens and mansions on the East Coast. In Wilmington, the Hagley Museum features the original du Pont mills, estate, and gardens. Visitors step into 19th-century life on 235 scenic acres along the Brandywine River. In the restored gunpowder mills, demonstrations of full-size working machinery illustrate the production of black powder, the du Pont Company's original product. On Blacksmith Hill is a 19th-century schoolhouse and period activities.
Eleutherian Mills, the first du Pont family home built in America, is a must-see for those interested in decorative arts. Adjoining the home is the gorgeous E. I. du Pont restored garden.
Built in 1910 by Alfred I. du Pont the 300-acre Nemours Mansion and Garden is a breathtaking piece of architecture with a large reflecting pool, long garden walks, and a mansion designed in the late-18th-century French style. The 102-room French chateau, the most elegant of the du Pont family estates, is Delaware's answer to Versailles.
Founded by Henry Francis du Pont, Winterthur is the premier museum of American decorative arts, reflecting both early America and the du Pont family's life here. Winterthur is home to a 60-acre naturalistic garden that is among the country's best.
Become inspired by Delaware's outstanding arts and cultural exhibitions. Watch the latest music acts perform at World Café Live at the Queen or visit The Grand Opera House and the DuPont Theatre. Or take in the outdoor Copeland Sculpture Garden and one of the largest collections of British Pre-Raphaelite art at the Delaware Art Museum.
Take a journey back in time while strolling through historic towns in northern Delaware. From New Castle, which dates back to Dutch colonists, to historic Odessa a town filled with 18th century charm, visitors can learn about significant historic landmarks that helped shaped the state of Delaware. The cobblestone streets of New Castle date from the Colonial era, as do the proud homes that line them. Other sites worth seeing include Amstel House Museum, George Read II House and Gardens, Immanuel Episcopal Church, New Castle Court House, New Castle Presbyterian Church, Old Dutch House, and the Old Library Museum.
Central Delaware (Kent County)
Kent County in central Delaware is home to Dover Air Force Base, and Dover, the state's capital.
Dover International Speedway, more commonly known as the Monster Mile, is Delaware's high-banked, one-mile stretch of concrete that hosts two NASCAR races every year. With the ability to accommodate 135,000 race fans at the Speedway, the track has been a staple on the NASCAR calendar since its first race in 1969.
Race fans can also take advantage of Delaware's tax-free shopping just a few yards away at the Dover Mall, or explore some of the nearby sites on the Delaware History Trail, including Air Mobility Command Museum, John Dickinson Plantation, Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village, and The Green.
Tour the Air Mobility Command Museum at the Dover Air Force Base—the only museum dedicated to airlift and air refueling history.
Just beyond the slots, horse racing, and headlining entertainment at the ever-popular Dover Downs complex lies a tranquil countryside with many sites instrumental to the founding of our nation.
If you are seeking an outdoor adventure, the Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge is a peaceful getaway for trail riding or bird watching.