Destination Information - Wilmington, Delaware, USA
There's so much to see and so much to do at Wilmington's exciting Riverfront. From outlet shops to restaurants to contemporary art; even the Wilmington Blue Rocks baseball team call Riverfront Wilmington their home
The Market Street Mall is a six-block pedestrian concourse which serves as the focal point for downtown Wilmington. The northern end (Tenth Street) of the Mall is anchored by the architecturally acclaimed Rodney Square and the Wilmington Public Library. Below Ninth Street the Mall is dominated by the Grand Opera House, which attracts many people with its broad range of cultural programs. The central blocks of the Mall are occupied by small retail shops an eclectic mix of restaurants.
Delaware's Tall Ship originally landed in Delaware on March 29, 1638. The new Kalmar Nyckel made its debut on September 28, 1997 and serves as Delaware's aquatic ambassador.
The first permanent settlement in the Delaware Valley. Fort Christina commemorates the colony of New Sweden when Peter Minuit's expedition landed from the Swedish ships Kalmar Nyckel and Fogel Grip about March 29, 1638.
Located on the 500 block of Market Street, Old Town Hall served as the center of political and social activity during Wilmington's infancy.
The city in the 1980's experienced tremendous job growth and office construction when many national banks and financial institutions relocated to the area after the Financial Center Development Act of 1981 substantially liberalized the laws governing banks operating within the state. In 1986, the state adopted legislation targeted at attracting international finance and insurance companies. It is the home of many national and international banks, such as Wachovia, BankOne, ING Direct, Chase, MBNA, and others.