Are you looking for a holiday gift idea for the adventurer on your list? Look no further than the 2024 Brandywine Treasure Trail Passport, a one-price ticket that provides access to 12 of Greater Wilmington, Delaware’s top cultural attractions, ranging from history and heritage to contemporary art.
The discount-priced passport, provided by the Greater Wilmington Convention and Visitors Bureau, goes on sale Black Friday, November 24, 2023, and is available for purchase at www.visitwilmingtonde.com/passport/ and at participating attractions. An individual passport is $49. A family passport, covering two adults and up to three children ages 17 and under, is $99. Passports are valid anytime between May 25, 2024 and October 31, 2024 (note: the passport is valid at Longwood Gardens through September 30, 2024). This allows users five months to explore the attractions at their own pace.
The passport is available in digital and print formats. This year, the first 100 people to purchase a printed passport in person at the Greater Wilmington Visitor Center, 920 Justison Street, Suite 5 on the Wilmington Riverfront, will receive a complimentary Wilmington and the Brandywine Valley T-shirt.
Admission to the following 12 attractions is included with the passport:
Mt. Cuba Center
Recognized as the “Best Botanical Garden” in 2020 by USA Today’s 10 Best Reader’s Choice Awards, Mt. Cuba Center is celebrated for its rare native plant collection.
This former du Pont mansion, modeled after Versailles, has the largest formal French gardens in North America.
Brandywine Museum of Art
This museum displays an impressive collection of American art including works by three generations of the Wyeth family, known as “America’s First Family of Art.”
Delaware Art Museum
It is known for having the largest collection of Pre-Raphaelite art outside of Britain, in addition to an extensive collection of American art and illustration.
The Delaware Contemporary
This cultural space showcases cutting-edge exhibitions, innovative installations, and thought-provoking multimedia art.
Delaware History Museum
This attraction showcases an extensive collection of artifacts, documents, and interactive exhibits that bring the state’s history to life. It includes the Mitchell Center for African American Heritage.
Delaware Museum of Nature and Science
Visitors can explore dinosaurs, fossils, astronomy, environmental conservation, world ecosystems, and more.
Hagley Museum and Library
The story of the famed du Pont family begins here at the original DuPont gunpowder mills. “Nation of Inventors features one of the largest collections of patent models in the world.
This impressive 1,100+-acre garden has topped many botanical “best of” lists over the years. The centerpiece is the magnificent four-acre Conservatory, showcasing an astonishing array of exotic plants.
Read House and Gardens
This National Historic Landmark is offering a brand-new interior tour that reveals aspects of the history hidden in the architecture and furnishings of this 14,000-square-foot mansion.
Rockwood Park and Museum
The Gothic Revival architecture of this historic mansion and its enchanting landscape were designed to reflect the beauty of an English country estate.
Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library
This former du Pont family home boasts an unparalleled collection of American decorative arts and 1,000 acres of explorable grounds and gardens.
Passports are valid for one use at each attraction. Blackout dates may apply. For more information on the Passport and to start planning a visit, go to www.VisitWilmingtonDE.com.
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