Delaware Historical Society is pleased to offer reserved guided tours of
Wilmington's historic Market Street for groups of six or more.

Join us in exploring Wilmington, Delaware - a city that honors it's past and looks to the future!


For whom:
Groups of six or more, by advance reservation
Regularly scheduled tours are not available at the present time. 

We will try to schedule your tour at a time that is convenient for your group.
Final confirmation depends on availability of our tour guides.

A typical tour covers the area between 3rd and Market Street and Rodney Square, approximately one mile round trip—1 ½  hours.   

Optional extended walks cover the area between the Christina waterfront at Tubman-Garrett Park and the Brandywine River just beyond the Hercules Building, approximately two miles round trip--  2 ¼  hours. There is no extra charge for extended walking tours. 

Cost:  $5.00 per person:  minimum $30.00 per group. 

BYOB (Bring your own bus):
If walking does not suit your needs, and your group has access to a 20-passenger bus, DHS can offer a step-on guide for a bus tour that includes the Friends Meeting on 4th Street, Christina waterfront at Tubman-Garrett Park, Frank Furness Railroad stations, Market Street, Brandywine Village,  First Presbyterian Church  in Brandywine Park and a brief look at  the Wilmington and Brandywine Cemetery.  Group may opt to disembark for a close-up look at selected locations.  Bus tour begins and ends on Market Street and takes approximately 1½ to 2 hours. Separate pricing applies.

Step-on guided tours are not available for full-size tour buses at this time.

Armchair tours:
A 40-minute slide presentation on the history of Market Street  is available at the Delaware Historical Society's Research Library or your location.  Separate pricing applies.

302-295-2401 or email:

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The Delaware Historical Society is the statewide, non-profit organization that explores, preserves, shares, and promotes Delaware history, heritage, and culture to strengthen our community.