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Special churches

Holy Trinity Church (Old Swedes) in Wilmington
The Holy Trinity Church, better known as Old Swedes, is a historic church in the city of Wilmington. The church was inaugurated in 1699. The Holy Trinity Church claims to be the oldest church in the United States that is still in operation. It was made from bricks and granite with a construction period of 2 years. Holy Trinity Church has been a National Historic Landmark since 1961.

Contact 606 Church Street
Wilmington, Delaware 19801
www.oldswedes.org

Christ Church in Dover
The Christ Church in the city of Dover is a historic episcopal church from the year 1734. It was redesigned in 1859 and 1887 and is now a red brick building which is well worth seeing. The adjacent church cemetery is the final resting place for several signatories to the U.S. Constitution. The church is located in the historic district of Dover and has been on the list of Historic Places since 1972.

Grace United Methodist Church in Wilmington
The Grace United Methodist Church in the city of Wilmington is a historic Methodist church from 1868. The architect Thomas Dixon designed the serpentine (snake stone) church in the Gothic Revival style. The church has been on the list of Historic Places since 1983.

Contact N West St & W 9th St
Wilmington, Delaware 19801

St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church in Wilmington
The St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church in the city of Wilmington dates from 1924 and is located in the Little Italy district. An Italian festival takes place here every year. The church is built in the neo-Romanesque style and the architect was strongly inspired by the San Zeno Maggiore church in Verona. The church has been on the list of Historic Places since 1984.

Contact W 9th St & N Dupont St
Wilmington, Delaware 1980

Christ Church in Milford
The Christ Church in the city of Milford is a historic episcopal church from 1791. The construction of the church actually began this year and the completion of the church dragged on until 1835. From 1863 to 1894 the church underwent several renovations. In principle, the brick church is designed in the Gothic Revival style. The adjacent church cemetery is the final resting place for 3 former state governors.


Zoos, parks and amusement parks

Brandywine Zoo in Wilmington
The Brandywine Zoo in the city of Wilmington is a rather small zoo with an area of ​​approx. 50,000 mē. The Brandywine Zoo was opened in 1905 and is the only zoo in the state of Delaware. Around 150 animals from 58 species live in the Brandywine Zoo. The zoo has both native and exotic animals. Among the highlights of the zoo are Siberian tigers, clouded leopards, otters and cute chinchillas.

Contact 1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, Delaware 19802
www.brandywinezoo.org

Mt. Cuba Center in Greenville
The Mt. Cuba Center in the small town of Greenville is a botanical garden with a total area of ​​approx. 2.55 kmē. The botanical garden is mainly dedicated to the conservation of native plants. The botanical garden was founded in 1937.

Contact 3120 Barley Mill Road
Hockessin, Delaware 19707
www.mtcubacenter.org

University of Delaware Botanic Gardens
The University of Delaware's botanical garden in the city of Newark dates from the 1960s. The botanical not only serves the university for research purposes, but is also accessible to the public free of charge.

Contact 3120 Barley Mill Road
Hockessin, Delaware 19707
www.ag.udel.edu/udbg

Other natural beauties

Cape Henlopen State Park
Cape Henlopen State Park in southeast Delaware is located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean and is named after the southernmost tip of Delaware Bay, the so-called Cape Henlopen. The State Park covers an area of ​​approximately 21 kmē and was established in 1964. However, its history goes back to 1682 when William Penn declared this area the first public country in the United States. The historic Fort Miles is located in the park area. Cape Henlopen State Park is also the start and end point of the American Discovery Trail. The State Park is particularly popular in summer due to its beaches and is sometimes crowded.

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