Delaware might be small, but it’s packed with beautiful places – both natural and man-made – that stir the imagination and enchant visitors and locals alike. You might think that fairy homes, gargoyle fountains and brightly-colored birds exist only in your imagination, but at these 10 places in Delaware, your fairy tales become reality.
1. Enchanted Woods At Winterthur Museum
This special fairy trail at the museum gardens is just magical. Fairies tend each portion of the garden, which has its own story.
2. Nemour Mansion Gardens
The gardens at Nemour Mansion are so incredible that it's difficult to imagine that this was once someone's residence. From the whimsical statues to the incredible landscape sculpture, this place will capture your imagination.
A visit to the town of Lewes is like stepping back into time - the quaint village is full of pretty homes, gardens and parks. Take a stroll down the deck to see the Kalmar Nyckel, a reproduction ship.
4. DuPont Family Home And Gardens At The Hagley Museum
This 235-acre estate includes the du Pont Family home and gardens, gunpowder works, restored mills and worker's quarters. Stroll along the pathways to explore this bit of Delaware history.
5. The Historic District In Odessa
Odessa's historic district includes 82 homes and building built in the 18th and 19th centuries. Take a walking tour through these charming streets.
6. John Dickinson Plantation
The estate of this founding father comes alive with docent tours of the property.
7. The Historic District In New Castle
The 500 historic buildings in New Castle will definitely enchant you. As you wander past homes, churches and cemeteries, you can't help but imagine what it would have been like to live here over 300 years ago.
8. Brandywine Creek State Park
Brandywine Creek State Park is just gorgeous - especially in the fall when the leaves fill this place with rich, vibrant color.
9. Cape Henlopen State Park
From the beach to the bike path, Henlopen State Park is full of enchanting spots.
10. Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
The Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge is home to migratory birds and many other animals.
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