Bellevue Hall commands a grand view of this historic estate, and its present form reflects alterations made by William du Pont, Jr. Mr. du Pont surrounded his home with the finest facilities: tennis courts, equestrian stables, gardens, and a picturesque pond, amid woodlands and fields overlooking the Delaware River. Mansion tours are offered periodically, detailing how Mr. du Pont transformed the mansion from a Gothic Revival castle into a replica of President James Madison's home, Montpelier. The park was acquired by the State of Delaware in 1976.
A 1-and-1/8-mile fitness track circles a catch-and-release fishing pond stocked with bass, catfish, and sunfish, while the nearby exercise trail offers a refreshing workout. Hiking trails allow you to explore other parts of the estate. If you prefer cycling, both paved and unpaved paths lead you on a leisurely tour.
Bellevue Tennis Center features eight clay courts and offers a number of tennis programs, both instructional and social, as well as tennis lessons and racquet-stringing. Bellevue is also home to Wellspring Farm, a modern equestrian facility with indoor and outdoor arenas offering private and group riding lessons, boarding and therapeutic riding.
Bellevue State Park is home to several venues available for weddings, celebrations and gatherings of all types. Bellevue Hall provides elegant indoor settings for receptions and corporate functions, while the mansion's grounds and gardens are the perfect backdrop for an outdoor wedding. Cauffiel House offers a grand country home experience, with period bedrooms offering overnight accommodations for up to six guests.
Summer theme camps entertain and educate children. From June through August, enjoy evening concerts and performances at the park's bandshell. Hayrides are available by reservation in the fall, and outdoor ice skating, sledding, and cross-country skiing are popular in winter, conditions permitting.
Bellevue Woods Nature Preserve - mixed hardwood forest, stream corridor with rock outcrops. This tract contains mature trees and helps protect a larger contiguous tract of mature woodlands. Provides a buffer to and protection for Stoney Creek. This Nature Preserve is a great example of a small piedmont forested stream corridor.
Amenities: Loop Trail (pedestrian only), parking, bathrooms in park office
Acreage: 28 acres
Sunday, August 19, 2018
Eric Clapton Tribute Band
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Lunchtime Concert Series Every other Wednesday Noon – 1 pm Bring your lunch and join us on the Bellevue Arts Center patio or on the lawn while you relax and enjoy our free noontime concerts! For more information and upcoming performers, call the Concert Hotline at (302)761-6965. Kevin Sarkissian plays Folk and Soft Rock from Dylan to JT.
Thursday, August 23, 2018
Irish Pub Songs, Tunes and Ballads
Saturday, August 25, 2018
Join us as summer winds down by hiking on the 2 ½ mile Greenway Trail from our own Bellevue Hall to the nearby Rockwood Mansion. Bring snacks if you like. Dogs are allowed, as are kids! Dress for the weather. Meet at the front of Bellevue Hall.Must pre-register by 4 p.m. on August 24. Call 302-761-6963.
Saturday, August 25, 2018
Wear comfortable shoes to venture into the woods during this hour-long nighttime hike. Pre-registration is required no later than 4 p.m. on the previous business day, call 302-761-6963. Call for meeting place. No fee, pre-registration requested by 4 pm on the date of program.
Sunday, August 26, 2018
Re-Live The Beatles: The Tribute!
Thursday, August 30, 2018
RESCHEDULED from June 10! Malarkey Brothers play Celtic Folk and Rock music. Join us on Sunday and Thursday evenings this summer for our free Summer Concert Series!