Delaware's loveliest neighborhood

Delaware's loveliest neighborhood

Delaware's loveliest neighborhood

Midtown Brandywine, Delaware’s loveliest neighborhood, adjoins the Wilmington CBD and the Brandywine Creek.

Uniquely positioned, our delightful neighborhood offers all the convenience of downtown living with all of the natural beauty of Brandywine Park (home to the Brandywine Zoo and the annual Brandywine Festival of the Arts).

Our neighborhood of some 220 homes and about a dozen excellent restaurants, cafes and bars has a strong community spirit, with a very active neighborhood association, annual progressive dinners, seasonal block parties featuring outdoor opera and other performances, and all of the kind neighborliness that our residents proactively preserve.

Please enjoy your visit to Midtown Brandywine!


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Visit historic Midtown Brandywine

Visit historic Midtown Brandywine

Midtown Brandywine is arguably the most dense pocket of Delawarian and American history in all of Wilmington.

We invite you to explore the multitude of cultural, historical and natural attractions in Delaware’s loveliest neighborhood!

The map in this section of the website is interactive. You can zoom in and out and learn about many points of interest. If a point of interest has a webpage, you can click its pin.

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The Chancery Market Food Hall and Bar

One of the newest additions to the Midtown Brandywine dining scene, The Chancery Market brings seven unique food concepts along with the dynamic Nectar Bar to the Hercules Plaza building.

Source: Robert I. “Bob” Blanchard

ChristianaCare Wilmington Hospital

A Wilmington landmark since 1890, the fully modernized Wilmington Hospital with 321 beds and a 622,100-square-foot facility serve as ChristianaCare’s corporate headquarters. It provides ChristianaCare’s distinguished, high-quality health care in the heart of Wilmington.

Source: ChristianaCare website

Corporation Trust Center

This one office building is the registered agent address of at least 285,000 separate American and foreign businesses who operate or trade in the United States, including major multi-nationals such as Apple Computer, Microsoft, and Tesla.

Dorcea Restaurant

A favorite with Midtowners, Dorcea is an inviting American bistro with lots of local beers on tap. The chef uses the best ingredients and provide a great atmosphere, with attentive, friendly staff.

Source: Dorcea website

Evelyn’s Soul Food Restaurant

Evelyn’s Soul Food Restaurant is just across Market Street from H. Fletcher Brown Park. Open from 7am to 3pm on weekdays and 8am to 3pm Saturdays and Sundays, Evelyn’s is a small, local gem featuring an array of soul food favorites along with fried chicken, burgers and a great breakfast.

Source: Robert I. “Bob” Blanchard

Grave of US Constitution signer Gunning Bedford, Jr.

Gunning Bedford Jr. (1747 – March 30, 1812) was an American Founding Father, delegate to the Congress of the Confederation (Continental Congress), Attorney General of Delaware, a delegate to the Constitutional Convention in 1787 which drafted the United States Constitution, a signer of the United States Constitution, and a United States district judge of the United States District Court for the District of Delaware.


Former du Pont Family Stables

Constructed  in 1887 by Alfred, Henry and Alexis du Pont as the famous family’s stables, this historic building is more than 135 years old. It is in excellent, preseved condition and currently houses the Torbert Street Social cocktail bar.

Freire Charter School Wilmington

Freire Charter School Wilmington is a publicly funded charter high school (grades 8 – 12) delivering a college-preparatory learning experience for approximately 500 students from throughout New Castle County. Since its first graduating class in 2019, Freire has far exceeded the national and Delaware averages of students going on to higher education. 

Source: Robert I. “Bob” Blanchard

Grave of John McKinly

John McKinly (February 24, 1721 – August 31, 1796) was an American physician and politician from Wilmington, Delaware. He was a veteran of the French and Indian War, served in the Delaware General Assembly, was the first elected President (Governor) of Delaware. His grave is located just inside the S. Park Drive entrance.

Source: Robert I. “Bob” Blanchard

H. Fletcher Brown Park

H. Fletcher Brown (1867-1944) was a chemist, Vice President of the DuPont Company, honorary member of the Rotary Club of Wilmington, and a benefactor of Delaware education. His interest in education led him to serve on the Delaware State Board of Education, the boards of the Wilmington Institute Free Library and the University of Delaware, and as a life member of the National Education Association. For over a decade, he served on the Board of Park Commissioners that oversaw Wilmington’s parks including this one.

Credit: The Historical Marker Database (

"The Little Church"

Sometimes known as “The Little Church,” the First Presbyterian Churchwas built in Wilmington in 1740. Several members of the church served as delegates to the Continental Congress of 1774, including Gunning Bedford, having served as an aide-de-camp to General George Washington, and Senator Henry Latimer.

The church served as a house of worship for 100 years, and during that time was also occupied by British troops, who in 1777 used it as a hospital after the Battle of the Brandywine.

Credit: Great American Treasures

Midtown Brandywine Pocket Park

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Located on the western edge of Midtown Brandywine next to the Washington Street Ale House, Mikimoto’s Asian Grill & Sushi Bar offers an upbeat atmosphere with modern Asian fare.

Source: Robert I. “Bob” Blanchard

Residence Inn by Marriott Wilmington Downtown

Completely reimagined for today’s travelers, the Residence Inn Wilmington is a stylish hotel in the heart of downtown.

Source: Robert I. “Bob” Blanchard

Staybridge Suites Wilmington Downtown

Experience the beautiful, innovative, all-suite Staybridge Suites Wilmington Downtown, designed to meet the needs of extended-stay guests seeking a warm sense of community in a home-like environment. 

Source: Robert I. “Bob” Blanchard

Torbert Street Social

Hidden behind the well-known restaurants of Washington Street on a one-block-long side street, Torbert Street Social offers a nostalgic sense of class and history, in a sophisticated cocktail lounge and patio, housed in the 135-year old former Du Pont family stables.

Source: Robert I. “Bob” Blanchard

Washington Street Ale House

A long-time member of the Wilmington dining scene, the Washington Street Ale House serves its guests a unique blend of original, homemade recipes, must-have favorites and affordable prices.

Source: Robert I. “Bob” Blanchard

William McKinley Monument

William McKinley (January 29, 1843 – September 14, 1901) was the 25th president of the United States, serving from 1897 until his assassination in 1901.


Wilmington & Brandywine Cemetery

Founded in 1843 by Sam Wollaston, who sought to build one of Delaware’s first non-sectarian cemeteries, it remain one of the state’s oldest, most historic and active burial grounds.

Source: Willmington & Brandywine Cemetery