- The list below includes 191 free or cheap things to do in or near Wilmington, Delaware, including 102 different types of inexpensive activities like National & State Parks, Movie Theaters, Art Museum and Specialty Museums.
- From Bellevue State Park to Brandywine Creek State Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Wilmington and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Newark, Philadelphia, West Chester and New Castle.
Built in 1904 and originally known as the Dover Opera House, the Schwartz Center for the Arts has carried on the historic traditions of the venue. Now featuring live theatre, music, entertainment, and film, plan your visit today.
The State House Museum is a Georgian-style structure built in 1791 that was originally home to state and Kent County governments. It hosts various events and historical activities. Large groups are encouraged to make reservations prior to visiting.
Neshaminy State Park is a 339-acre park along the Delaware River. Amenities include hiking trails, picnic pavilions, an adult swimming pool and a children's spray park. The park is also home to the Playmakers Theater Workshop.
Located in the heart of the city that has remained the seat of Delaware's State Government since 1777, First State Heritage Park, encompasses a series of historic buildings. The park has no defined boundaries and includes several museums, governmental landmarks, and more.
The Amish Farm and House offer a 45-minute tour of the 1805 farmhouse, and a self-guided property tour. During the property tour, visitors see a 1803 stone bank barn, bake oven, blacksmith shop, chicken house, milk house, summer kitchen, smokehouse, lime kiln, and one room school, along with specialty artists.
Visitors can view a variety of items related to the history of the Bensalem community at the Historical Society of Bensalem. The society has collected variety of photographs, records, documents and artifacts.