21 Then And Now Photos That Show Just How Much Delaware’s Most Iconic Amusement Park Has Changed

There are plenty of pretty parks in New Castle County, but Brandywine Springs Park has an incredible history that you may not have realized. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, this tract of land was so much more than a few hiking trails and a picnic grove. It was home to an enormous amusement park and legendary natural spring. Read more about the history of this unassuming park below.

You can learn more about the history of Brandywine Springs Amusement Park and learn about the efforts to restore the historic buildings and rejuvenate the original springs from The Friends of Brandywine Springs organization. Over the past few years, they have led the efforts to educate Delawareans on this hidden historic gem that’s right in our own backyard. If you love checking out the remnants of the park, you’ll also love to hike through these historic, explorable places in Delaware where you’re sure to find adventure.