Willingtown Square

Willingtown Square is a charming collection of four historic buildings dating from 1748 to 1801. Owned and maintained by the Delaware Historical Society, they were moved to their present location in 1976 from various sites in Wilmington to save them from demolition. Willingtown Square is directly across the street from the museum and open to the public daily. The buildings that make up the square can be viewed from the outside but are not open to the public. During warm months, the square is the perfect spot to take a peaceful lunch break, or to catch a free concert.

Since its founding in 1864, the Delaware Historical Society (DHS) has acquired an extraordinary collection of more than 3 million objects, books, documents, photographs, and maps and nine historic buildings related to Delaware’s past and its importance to the nation. We are the only private nonprofit organization with the mission to serve as the statewide organization exploring, preserving, promoting, and sharing Delaware history, heritage, and culture to educate, inspire, and empower people and communities.

To learn more about DHS and Willingtown Square, visit www.dehistory.org.

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505 N Market St
Wilmington, DE

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