Free activities in Delaware

Whether you’re traveling in Delaware or anywhere throughout these great United States, we can all use a break from our wallet. Between paying for meals and entertainment, traveling can be costly. In Delaware, fun doesn’t need to come at a price. Here are the best free activities in Delaware, sure to please the entire family.

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Delaware History Trail

Follow the trail on foot or in the car to discover Delaware’s rich history. Download the “passport” PDF on the Visit Delaware site below for a guide to where the founders hung out, where monumental moments took place and more. Group tours are also available for a small fee at the Delaware Tourism Office.

Location: Throughout Delaware

Phone: 302-739-4271



Grab your GPS and head to the great outdoors. Geocaching is the modern-day treasure hunt, which uses clues and coordinates to locate a “cache,” otherwise known as a chest of loot. Available in New Castle, Kent and Sussex Counties, geocaching will help you discover Delaware on your way to the cache. For rules and more information, head to the Visit Delaware geocaching site listed below.

Location: Throughout Delaware

Phone: 302-739-4271


The Delaware Art Museum

This Wilmington museum is small in size, but packs a big punch. Bring the kids on free Sundays to see the paintings, sculpture garden, rooms full of books and activities and more. The small museum size makes it easy to keep tabs on young ones while still enjoying the art yourself. Sundays are free. All other days require a nominal admission fee.

Location: 2301 Kentmore Pkwy., Wilmington, Delaware 19806

Phone: 302-571-9590


Old New Castle

Right near the Delaware River is a pristinely preserved historic seven-block area that shows New Castle as it was in the 18th and 19th centuries, when the first Delaware residents settled the area. It’s like a trip back in time. Visit the restored courthouse for free, then visit the old, romantically decorated churches. Be sure to take a look around at Old New Castle’s beautiful parks, or even stop by for a picnic.

Location: Throughout New Castle

Phone: 302-739-4271


Ashland Nature Center

Explore any of the Hockessin center’s self-guiding trails, where you can see gorgeous wildlife, stunning views and even a butterfly house. If you happen to be lucky enough to visit in the spring, budding flowers and endless bird watching await.

Location: Brackenville Rd. and Barley Mill Rd., Hockessin, DE 19707

Phone: 302-239-2334


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