First State National Historical Park (NHP) preserves and protects Delaware's nationally significant cultural resources, as well as a substantial native biodiversity, across the seven sites. The Brandywine Valley unit specifically, a roughly 1,100-acre area of rolling hills, beautiful agricultural land, and vital watersheds, is one of the few, large, protected areas in northern Delaware and southeastern Pennsylvania. This area has a variety of habitat types including numerous wetlands, forested areas, and meadows. Learn more about the animals and plants at First State NHP!
Celebrating Biodiversity at the Park!
In May 2016, First State NHP partnered with The Nature Conservancy in Delaware (TNC) to host a public BioBlitz at the park, to celebrate the National Park Service's 100th Birthday! Located just a short distance from downtown Wilmington, Delaware, the Brandywine Valley unit of First State NHP is a treasure of winding nature trails along the the Brandywine Creek.
*If you are interested in a postcard, please send us an e-mail with your request. The Biodiversity postcard is posted below as an example of what the front looks like.
Last updated: June 26, 2020