Wilmington’s Scenic Spots

Pics, or it didn’t happen! Every Monday, the It’s Time Instagram has been asking followers to write-in their favorite snap-worthy spots in Wilmington. Check out our compilation of YOUR favorite places to take great photos: 

Architecture Spots

Gibraltar, AKA the Hugh Rodney Sharp Mansion, a former DuPont family estate in the middle of Wilmington. Address: 2505 Pennsylvania Ave, Wilmington, DE 19806. Recommended by @shaughnessi.

Old Town Hall, a Federal-style building constructed in 1798! Address: 512 N Market St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Recommended by @abkimball.

Rockford Tower, which was built as an observatory during the Industrial Revolution. Address: Lookout Dr, Wilmington, DE 19806. Suggested by @michaelscalisr. 

Smith’s Bridge in North Wilmington, the longest covered bridge in Delaware which crosses over Brandywine Creek. Address: Smithbridge Rd, Wilmington, DE 19803. Recommended by @japanesejamaican76.

City Spots

Sleeping Bird Coffee: originally a coffee truck, this business is now a cute cafe in the 9th Ward Area of Wilmington. Address: 3111 Miller Rd, Wilmington, DE 19802. Recommended by @lohrnextdoor.

Trolley Square: a lively neighborhood in Wilmington with good nightlife. A special recommendation was made for Grain Craft Bar + Kitchen. Address: 1709 Delaware Ave, Wilmington, DE 19806. Recommended by @paigelippmann. 

Nature Spots

Brandywine Creek, a DE state park known for its meadowland views and blue gneiss stone walls. Address: 41 Adams Dam Rd, Wilmington, DE 19807. Recommended by @aprilkirstanmon.

Swinging Footbridge in Brandywine Park. Address: Brandywine Creek, Wilmington, DE 19801. @taylervanderwerf recommended this spot and even sent in some of her own photos of the spectacular view from the bridge!

Brandywine Park was suggested by FIVE of our followers: @miss.gabzilla, @andrew_k__photography, @samanthafortunato_, @gotyouathello5, & @marie_ruth! Address: 1080 N Park Dr, Wilmington, DE 19802. The Jasper Crane Rose Garden within the park was specifically noted by @marie_ruth and @miss.gabzilla sent us a photo!

Wilmington & Western Railroad, which opened in 1867 and still runs old-fashioned steam and diesel locomotives. Address: 2201 Newport Gap Pike, Wilmington, DE 19808. Recommended by @miss.gabzilla who also sent in a photo!

Honorable Mention:

Wilmington is full of picture possibilities! Just ask @dianayeraldin_  who said, “Everywhere lol.”

Staff Favorites:

Standing in front of the Grand Opera House (built 1871) or The Queen (originally built in 1789 as The Indian Queen Hotel). Address for The Grand: 818 N Market St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Address for The Queen: 500 N Market St, Wilmington, DE 19801

Anywhere on the Wilmington Riverfront!

Murals in front of Trolley Tap House (1616 Delaware Ave, Wilmington, DE 19806) and Trolley Square Oyster House (1707 Delaware Ave, Wilmington, DE 19806).

In front of the Airstream at Maker’s Alley, an indoor-outdoor beer garden. Address: 804 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801

Where’s your favorite photo-op in Wilmington? Let us know at info@wilmtoday.com OR every Monday on our IG Stories (and follow us!) on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and TikTok! Click here to see our other blogs.


Gibraltar by The Cultural Landscape Foundation


Old Town Hall by Halkin Mason Photography


Rockford Tower from The Quoin Hotel


Smith’s Bridge by Greg Marcozzi


Sleeping Bird Coffee


Grain in Trolley Square


Brandywine Creek


Brandywine Park swinging foot bridge by @taylervanderwerf


Brandywine Park from @miss.gabzilla


Jasper Crane Rose Garden by Becca Mathias


Wilmington & Western RR from @miss.gabzilla


The Grand Opera House


The Queen


Riverfront by @likeaduck


Trolley Square Mural by R. Houseman


Makers Alley Airstream by @scottlewismedia

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