Delaware, the second smallest state in the United States, is mostly rural with 28 miles of coastline. Lewes is a pretty historic seaside town with some lovely beaches. Cape Henlopen State Park is Delaware’s largest protected area and is known for its seabird nesting colonies and white sand dunes. Delaware was the first state to sign the United States Constitution in 1787. There are many historic sites here – Fort Christina Historic Park, for example, where Finns and Swedes established Delaware’s first permanent settlement in 1638. The administrative and economic center of Delaware, Wilmington, was founded in the same year. Here you will find museums, galleries, a harbor and a streetcar system reminiscent of San Francisco’s cable cars.
- Travelationary: Covers basic information about Delaware geography and economy.
Arrival by car
Long-Distance Bus: Greyhound lines run from Washington to Wilmington to Philadelphia. There is also a service from Wilmington to Atlantic City. More information from Greyhound. Speed Limits: Urban Interstate Highways: 55 mph (88 km/h) Urban Interstate Highways: 65 mph (104 km/h)
Arrival by train
Various Amtrak lines run through Wilmington from Washington DC and Baltimore in the south to New York and Boston in the north. Additional information from Amtrak (website: www.amtrak.com).
Passport and visa regulations
Entry with children
Since June 27, 2012, children need their own travel document (passport / children’s passport) for trips abroad (also within the EU). Entries of children in the parental passport are no longer possible.
Greater Wilmington Convention & Visitors Bureau
100 West 10th Street, Suite 20
US-19801 Wilmington, Delaware
(800) 489 66 64 (toll-free within the US).
Mon-Thu 09.00-17.00, Fri 08.30-16.30 (local time).
Delaware Tourism Office
99 Kings Highway
US-19901 Dover, Delaware
(866) 284 74 83.
- Usaers: Provides a full list of major rivers and mountains in Delaware.
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