Brandywine Creek State Park is a state park, located 3 miles (4.8 km) north of Wilmington, Delaware along the Brandywine Creek. Open year-round, it is 933 acres (378 ha) in area and was a dairy farm owned by the Du Pont family before becoming a state park in 1965. It contains the first two nature preserves in Delaware. These nature preserves are Tulip Tree Woods and Freshwater Marsh. Flint Woods is a satellite area of the park and has become the park's third nature preserve. Flint Woods is home to species of rare song birds and an old growth forest. The park's forests are part of the Northeastern coastal forestsecoregion.
The park's Brandywine Creek Nature Center offers natural history and environmental education programs for visitors, school and scout groups and other organizations. Programs include nature crafts and lectures, hayrides, guided nature walks, children's programs and birding programs.