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Bellevue State Park - 800 Carr Rd. - Wilmington, DE 19809 - (302) 577-3390
Brandywine Creek State Park - Route 100 - Wilmington, DE 19807 (302) 577-3534
Fox Point State Park - I-495 & Edgemoor Rd. - Wilmington, DE 19809 - (302) 577-3390
Wilmington Visitors Bureau , 100 West 10th St., Wilmington, DE 19801 (302) 652-4088 - (800) 422-1181
It is a port of entry handling considerable domestic and foreign shipping. Wilmington is the headquarters of the Du Pont company as well as of MBNA and other financial services companies. Other manufactures include automobiles, rubber and leather products, textiles, iron and steel goods, and processed foods.
Fort Christina is a popular state park. Shipping and manufacturing grew early, and industry was well developed when E. I. Du Pont established a powder mill on the Brandywine in 1802.
Goldey-Beacom College and Wilmington College are in the city. Wilmington's many historic buildings include Old Swedes Church (1698). Other points of interest are Rodney Square (the city center), the Delaware Academy of Medicine, the Delaware Art Center, the Riverfront Arts Center, and the nearby Hagley and Winterthur museums and Longwood Gardens.
This community offers annual events such as Hagley's Irish Festival, Wilmington Garden Day, Victorian Ice Cream Festival, and the Delaware Nature Society Harvest Moon Festival. Daily area attractions include: the Brandywine Zoo, a 12-acre site on Brandywine River that exhibits river otters, capybara (the world's largest rodents); and the Delaware Art Museum, the largest Pre-Raphaelite collection in the country and the home of the archives of early 20th-century American realist John Sloan.