Delaware is Rich in Arts and Culture

Given the First State’s rich history, it’s no surprise that Delaware offers an abundance of arts and cultural amenities—from distinguished 19th and 20th century American art to Wilmington’s iconic Grand Opera House .

Museums and Art

The 150-year-old Delaware History Museum offers interactive exhibitions of Delaware’s history—starting with the state’s first settlement in the 1600s. For art enthusiasts, the Delaware Art Museum , Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts and Biggs Museum of American Art offer diverse exhibitions and collections. Delaware art galleries also feature everything from French and Japanese works to emerging Delaware artists.

Performing Arts

The Delaware Theatre Company produces a diverse season of plays—from musicals to new works—and attracts professional actors and artists from Broadway and regional theatres across the country. Delaware is also home to a number of world-class performing arts amenities, such as the historic Grand Opera House and The Queen Theater .

History and Heritage

From exploring New Castle’s cobblestone streets and authentic Colonial architecture to touring the breathtaking family estates of the du Ponts , there are endless opportunities to explore Delaware’s unique historical sites.

For history buffs, the Delaware History Trail offers a unique collection of 36 significant historical sites that tell the story of the state’s rich historic past.

Dining and Shopping

Fresh seafood, ethnic fare, and local and regional craft brews are abundant across the state. The Delaware Culinary Trail offers an informative guide to delectable Delaware eats, while the Delaware Wine and Ale Trail makes it easy to discover the state’s award-winning wineries and breweries.

In addition, Delaware offers a variety of tax-free shopping options, including major retailers, malls, and unique boutiques and shops.

Arts and Culture Resources