Throughout 2020, we were forced to cancel many of the exciting new events we had planned, and other events were dramatically reduced to limit the threat of COVID-19 while providing a safe and enjoyable environment for our passengers. Limiting our operations meant a reduction in our ticket revenue, and a substantial amount of our annual income comes from ticket sales, so we experienced significant funding shortfalls for the 2020 season.

And when we started 2021, we were not able to hold the Hockessin Art Festival, which is a major annual fundraiser for the Wilmington & Western.

We rely heavily on the generous support of our friends and benefactors to help ensure a long life for Delaware's only operating railroad museum, and your support is needed now more than ever! Please consider making a donation to support our programs and help facilitate a return to full operation in 2022. Your assistance will enable us to continue creating lasting memories for all of our railroad fans. Please donate online today by clicking the button below or by sending a check to:

Wilmington & Western Railroad
P.O. Box 5787
Wilmington, DE 19808

On behalf of all of us at the Wilmington & Western Railroad we thank you in advance for your generosity, and we look forward to seeing you soon out on the rails.

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Historic Red Clay Valley Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. All donations are tax deductible. For more information regarding tax exempt donations, please check with the Internal Revenue Service and/or your local or state tax authority.



Historic Red Clay Valley Inc. will accept donations in the form of money, equipment or property. Terms and restrictions may be imposed upon donations by the donors thereof, provided that such terms and restrictions are consistent with the purposes of our organization. Only those persons designated by our Board of Directors are authorized to accept donations.


To make a monetary donation online, click the button above.

To make a donation of equipment or property, please contact us either by mail at the address below or by calling 302.998.1930.

Your donation will be acknowledged with a letter confirming your generous gift and thanking you for supporting Historic Red Clay Valley's preservation efforts.