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Woodlawn, part of the First State National Historical Park

39°49'18.16"N  75°33'14.12"W

Woodlawn Road, between U.S. 202 and Route 92
Wilmington, DE 19803

Phone: (302) 544-6363
Email: None
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Woodlawn is a 2,000-acre region bordering Brandywine Creek in northern Delaware and nearby Pennsylvania. About 1,100 acres of this lies within the First State National Historical Park. This is used for fishing, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking and more.

Parking is available at seven small gravel lots throughout the area. The easiest to find is at the Courtyard Hotel on Concord Pike (Route 202).

Trails throughout this region are not yet marked, so please plan ahead by bringing a map and compass. Please also bring a trash bag. There are very few trash cans available, and litter can sometimes blow or flow into nearby creeks.

Art enthusiasts may like to know the landscapes located here have inspired many notable artists. These include the Wyeth family, Peter Hurd and George Weymouth, among others.

Other parts of the First State National Historical Park include, from north to south:

● Old Swedes Church
● Fort Christina
● New Castle Court House, together with its Green
● New Castle's Old Sheriff’s House
● The Green in Dover
● John Dickinson Plantation
● Ryves Holt House

Please visit for "The News Journal's" comprehensive guide to these parks.

Photo by Shaun Bailey

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