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The First Presbyterian Church, 1740


1420 West Street
Corner of Park Drive and West Street
Wilmington, DE 19801


Open: April - October, second Sunday of the month 2:00 - 4:00 pm or by application to the President of the Delaware Society


Phone: 302-656-3994


This little gambrel-roofed brick structure was the first Presbyterian church built in Wilmington. It was completed in 1740 and that date is outlined in glazed brick on the north wall of the building. When the British occupied Wilmington after the Battle of the Brandywine (1777), the church was used as a hospital for their wounded soldiers.

National Register of Historic Places
Accredited NSCDA Museum Properties


From I-95 take Delaware Avenue Exit, follow to West Street to Park Drive.