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Rent an RV in Northwest Delaware

The charming coastal state of Delaware has much to explore. As with most of New England, there is lots to learn about the history of the country here. There are also beautiful views of the shoreline, charming gardens and flowers, and local wildlife to appreciate.

RV Rental in Northwest Delaware

If you're planning to rent an RV in northwest Delaware, you can travel around and learn about the history of the duPonts -- one of the most famous and wealthy families in the area. Visit their impressive mansions, many which are now open to the public, walk the gardens, and learn about the innovation that helped them to become leaders of industry in early America.

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DuPont Mansions

Northwest of Wilmington lies what is commonly known as "Chateau Country" -- magnificent, stately homes and grand gardens that showcase Delaware's green beauty. In the midst of Chateau Country lie several of the duPont mansions. You can tour the
mansions themselves, and also the striking gardens that surround them. Visit the Nemours Estate -- the 300-acre country estate of Alfred I. duPont. The mansion is known for its incredible architecture, designed in late 18th century French style. Make time to stroll the gardens and gaze into the large reflecting pool along the way.

The Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library in Wilmington is the premier museum of American decorative arts and is the grandest of the Wilmington DuPont mansions. Over 85,000 pieces of American decorative art are on display in its 175 rooms. There is also a Touch-It Room, where kids are actually encouraged to touch museum exhibits, and children can indulge their imaginations with a tromp through the Enchanted Woods.

Where to Camp

Camping is available at Lums Pond to the south.

Small RV Rental in Northwest Delaware

A small RV is a great way to explore northwest Delaware and to see and appreciate the nature and scenery of the state.

Lums Pond

Lums Pond is the largest freshwater pond in Delaware. Although you can't swim in the pond, you can camp, fish, hike, and check out the Go Ape! Treetop Adventure Course which lets guests zip line, and advance through the park on Double Stirrups, the ZigZag Trapeze, the Flying Carpet, the Canyon Crossing, and two Tarzan swings.

Where to Camp

Lums Pond has camping on-site at the park.

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Continue your historic tour of the duPonts and their impact on the state of Delaware (and the country!) at the Hagley Museum and Library.

Hagley Museum and Library

At the Hagley Museum and Library, guests can see the site of the gunpowder works founded by E.I. duPont in 1802. See a restored mill, a workers' community, and the home and gardens of the duPonts. Visitors will learn about the development of industry along the Brandywine River and learn more about water power technology.

Also make sure to tour the Georgian-style home of the DuPont family. The home has furnishings and collections of American folk art, along with treasured family items brought with the family when they left France. Tours also include the barn, the "First Office" of the Company, Lammont duPont's workshop, and the E.I. duPont Garden.

Where to Camp

Head back to Lums Pond for nearby parking.

Rent a Campervan in Northwest Delaware

A great way to explore when you rent a campervan in northwest Delaware is on a road tour. National Geographic has a wonderful suggested road trip through northwest Delaware. Meander through the Brandywine Valley from Pennsylvania to Delaware, stopping often along the way to take in the sights. The suggested route takes you to the DuPont mansions and gardens, as well as to a historic inn that once housed workers of the DuPont Black Powder Mills. You then continue on to the Brandywine River Museum, which houses the works of American artists N.C. Wyeth and his son Andrew and grandson James.

Where to Camp

Camping is again available at nearby Lums Pond.

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Mt. Cuba Center

Just a short drive from Wilmington, in the hills of the Delaware Piedmont, lies the Mt. Cuba Center. It's a botanical garden on more than 500 acres of land in northwest Delaware. The area used to be rural farmland but is now dedicated to preserving the native Delaware landscape for future generations to see and appreciate. The gardens change with the seasons, so you'll see thousands of plants native to the East Coast, blooming and fading with their growing periods. The Center grows the native plants, educates visitors, and works to protect the habitats that support them year-round.

While you're there, you can also visit nearby Gateway Garden Center if you've been inspired to grow your own plants after your tour. You can also find more inspiring gardens in nearby Philadelphia, known as America's Garden Capital. 

Private RV Rentals in Northwest Delaware

Private RV rentals in northwest Delaware are a great way to explore this New England state. Its lush beauty and fascinating history are inspiring and you'll want to travel and see it all. You may also appreciate a day just relaxing by the pond and enjoying the scenery, however. Whichever way you want to travel the state, RVshare can help you find the perfect rental. From cheap RVs for rent in northwest Delaware to luxury RV rentals, you'll find the vehicle you need for your next vacation on the East Coast.

RV Rental Locations in Northwest Delaware

If you're traveling a great distance to northwest Delaware, you might even consider a one way RV rental. Rent a camper in northwest Delaware and vacation in it, driving it only one way if you have a limited amount of time. RVshare can help you find RV rental locations in northwest Delaware. Use their search feature to find exactly the rental that's right for you -- whether you're planning a relaxing vacation on your own, or an educational trip with children, or an adventurous trip with a few other people. 


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