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Museums in Wilmington, Delaware 

Museums in Wilmington, Delaware 

Wilmington is the largest city in the state of Delaware, United States, built on the site of Fort Christina, the first Swedish settlement in North America. Wilmington was named after Spencer Compton, Earl of Wilmington, who was prime minister in the reign of George II of Great Britain.

Wilmington has many museums, galleries, and gardens to enjoy, notable among its museums is the Delaware Art Museum whose collection focuses on American art and on the English Pre-Raphaelite movement of the mid-19th century.

Museums in Wilmington, Delaware

Wilmington, Delaware Museums

  • City:                     Wilmington
  • Country:               United States
  • State:                    Delaware
  • Founded:             1638
  • Incorporated:      1731
  • City Charter:        1832
  • Named for:          Spencer Compton, 1st Earl of Wilmington
  • Population:          6 million – Metro

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