"Wilmington in Delaware - The American Luxembourg" Top 5 Page for this destination Wilmington by dlandt

Wilmington Travel Guide: 167 reviews and 296 photos

Small Wonder

Small Wonder is the motto of Delaware, but it applies to Wilmington as well. This is a large town or small city that dates back to pre-revolution days, originally as a Swedish colony, though its modern occupants are mostly Irish or Black. Delaware as a whole and thus wilmington as Delaware's center, has a reputation for innovation and creativity, the use of loopholes in other states' laws. If small means prosperous, then Delaware, like Luxembourg, is part of the reason why.

There are a lot of good comparisons between Luxembourg and Delaware, population, economics etc., but I think Delaware is actually about 2x the geographic size and 80% of the population.

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  • Pros:Kind of small
  • Cons:Kind of small
  • In a nutshell:Kind of small, but nice
  • Last visit to Wilmington: Apr 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • BillNJ's Profile Photo
    Mar 24, 2008 at 6:21 PM

    Interesting page on Wilmington. Been there a few times, but never really explored the sights. Your page makes me want to check it out. Best regards from NJ, Bill

  • Dec 14, 2006 at 2:14 PM

    This place is closed.

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Apr 15, 2006 at 2:58 PM

    Sounds like a pleasant enough place. I never knew it was originally Swedish.

  • cachaseiro's Profile Photo
    Feb 28, 2006 at 6:41 AM

    nice page about a pretty off beat place. i just love reading about off beat places.

  • TempNomad's Profile Photo
    Mar 15, 2005 at 2:27 PM

    Even though your Amistad experience wasn't as pleasing as the museum, it's pretty cool that you got to see it!

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Dec 24, 2004 at 8:49 PM

    Very interesting ship and church and a lot of history behind... thanks for sharing.

  • travelmad478's Profile Photo
    Apr 20, 2004 at 4:03 AM

    There is one tip that needs to be removed from this page, but the rest is OK! (BTW John Harvard's is a national chain...not my favored representative of Wilmo.)


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