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Bellevue State Park


Special Notice: 6/3/2019 - Construction Detours

  • I-495: take Exit 4 (Edgemoor). Turn right on Edgemoor Road, then slight right onto Rt 3 (Marsh Road), then turn right on Carr Road. The park entrance will be on the right.
  • I-95 Northbound: take Exit 10 (Harvey Road). Turn right on Harvey Road, then right on Philadelphia Pike. Turn right on Silverside Road then left on Carr Road. The park entrance will be on the left.
  • I-95 Southbound: take Exit 9 (Marsh Road) and turn left on Marsh Road. Turn left onto Washington Street Extension. Turn left on Phildelphia Pike, left on Bellevue Parkway, and left again on Carr Road. The park entrance will be on the left.

If you require assistance, please call the park office at (302) 761-6963

Find Your Adventure at Bellevue

Bellevue Hall at Bellevue State Park

Experience Bellevue Hall

Take a scheduled tour of this former DuPont family mansion, or explore the native and exotic plants and trees in the surrounding arboretum.

The pond at Bellevue

Explore the Pond

Gather your bait and tackle for some quiet fishing, or just sit by the water and enjoy the tranquillity.

 

 

 

Bellevue State Park offers concerts every summer

Enjoy a Concert

Enjoy outdoor music all summer long! From June through August, take in the Summer Concert Series on Thursday and Sunday evenings, or stop in on Wednesdays for lunchtime concerts.

 

Bellevue Woods is a nature preserve within Bellevue State Park

Hike Bellevue Woods

This nature preserve in the heart of the city features a flowing creek, large meadows, and deer and other wildlife.

 

The Oval Track at Bellevue State Park is popular with walkers and joggers

Run the Track

Test your endurance around the Oval Track, a 1 1/8-mile former equestrian track that today features 20 exercise stations.

Bellevue State Park offers many great picnic locations

Superintendent’s Pick: Have a Picnic

Pack a lunch and enjoy the grounds of this former DuPont family estate, an outstanding example of leisured life in the Gilded Age.

About the Park

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.

Outdoor Recreation

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.

Weddings, Meetings and Special Events

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.

Hosting Your Event at Bellevue

Programs, Concerts, and Camps

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.

Nature Preserve

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

Upcoming Events

Wagon Rides

Sunday, September 27, 2020

9:59 AM

Enjoy a leisure wagon ride through the park in autumn. Reservations only. Call for details and changes due to COVID-19: 302-761-6963. $125 per wagon

Add to Calendar 9/27/2020 9:59:59 AM 9/27/2020 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Wagon Rides Enjoy a leisure wagon ride through the park in autumn. Reservations only. Call for details and changes due to COVID-19: 302-761-6963. $125 per wagon Bellevue State Park

Wagon Rides

Sunday, September 27, 2020

10:00 AM

Enjoy a leisure wagon ride through the park in Autumn. Reservations only. Call for details and changes due to COVID-19: 302-761-6963 $125 per wagon

Add to Calendar 9/27/2020 10:00:00 AM 9/27/2020 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Wagon Rides Enjoy a leisure wagon ride through the park in Autumn. Reservations only. Call for details and changes due to COVID-19: 302-761-6963 $125 per wagon Bellevue State Park

Bee Haven with Sassy Bee!

Sunday, September 27, 2020

10:00 AM

Join our talk with bee keeper Steph on all things honey bee’s, and go home with some local honey! Cost: $8.50

Add to Calendar 9/27/2020 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Bee Haven with Sassy Bee! Join our talk with bee keeper Steph on all things honey bee’s, and go home with some local honey! Cost: $8.50 Bellevue State Park

Walk It Off

Monday, September 28, 2020

9:00 AM

Tag along with our Naturalists as they walk through Bellevue with our gaggle of guests, checking in on the happenings of the park.

Add to Calendar 9/28/2020 9:00:00 AM 9/28/2020 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Walk It Off Tag along with our Naturalists as they walk through Bellevue with our gaggle of guests, checking in on the happenings of the park. Bellevue State Park

Full Moon Hike

Thursday, October 1, 2020

7:30 AM

As the Sun goes down, the Moon comes out. Join our hike through the park as we search for a good view of it's dazzling perforamnce. $4 per person

Add to Calendar 10/1/2020 7:30:00 AM 10/1/2020 8:30:00 AM America/New_York Full Moon Hike As the Sun goes down, the Moon comes out. Join our hike through the park as we search for a good view of it's dazzling perforamnce. $4 per person Bellevue State Park

Wagon Rides

Thursday, October 1, 2020

5:00 PM

Enjoy a leisure wagon ride through the park in Autumn. Reservations only. Call for details and changes due to COVID-19: 302-761-6963 $125 per wagon

Add to Calendar 10/1/2020 5:00:00 PM 10/1/2020 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Wagon Rides Enjoy a leisure wagon ride through the park in Autumn. Reservations only. Call for details and changes due to COVID-19: 302-761-6963 $125 per wagon Bellevue State Park

Wagon Rides

Friday, October 2, 2020

10:00 AM

Enjoy a leisure wagon ride through the park in Autumn. Reservations only. Call for details and changes due to COVID-19: 302-761-6963 $125 per wagon

Add to Calendar 10/2/2020 10:00:00 AM 10/2/2020 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Wagon Rides Enjoy a leisure wagon ride through the park in Autumn. Reservations only. Call for details and changes due to COVID-19: 302-761-6963 $125 per wagon Bellevue State Park

Wagon Rides

Saturday, October 3, 2020

10:00 AM

Enjoy a leisure wagon ride through the park in Autumn. Reservations only. Call for details and changes due to COVID-19: 302-761-6963 $125 per wagon

Add to Calendar 10/3/2020 10:00:00 AM 10/3/2020 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Wagon Rides Enjoy a leisure wagon ride through the park in Autumn. Reservations only. Call for details and changes due to COVID-19: 302-761-6963 $125 per wagon Bellevue State Park

Walk It Off

Monday, October 5, 2020

9:00 AM

Tag along with our Naturalists as they walk through Bellevue with our gaggle of guests, checking in on the happenings of the park.

Add to Calendar 10/5/2020 9:00:00 AM 10/5/2020 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Walk It Off Tag along with our Naturalists as they walk through Bellevue with our gaggle of guests, checking in on the happenings of the park. Bellevue State Park

Sensory Hike

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

10:00 AM

Treat your sesnes as we dabble through the sights, smells and sounds of the wild.

Add to Calendar 10/6/2020 10:00:00 AM 10/6/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Sensory Hike Treat your sesnes as we dabble through the sights, smells and sounds of the wild. Bellevue State Park

Wagon Rides

Friday, October 9, 2020

5:00 PM

Enjoy a leisure wagon ride through the park in Autumn. Reservations only. Call for details and changes due to COVID-19: 302-761-6963 $125 per wagon

Add to Calendar 10/9/2020 5:00:00 PM 10/9/2020 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Wagon Rides Enjoy a leisure wagon ride through the park in Autumn. Reservations only. Call for details and changes due to COVID-19: 302-761-6963 $125 per wagon Bellevue State Park

Wagon Rides

Saturday, October 10, 2020

10:00 AM

Enjoy a leisure wagon ride through the park in Autumn. Reservations only. Call for details and changes due to COVID-19: 302-761-6963 $125 per wagon

Add to Calendar 10/10/2020 10:00:00 AM 10/10/2020 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Wagon Rides Enjoy a leisure wagon ride through the park in Autumn. Reservations only. Call for details and changes due to COVID-19: 302-761-6963 $125 per wagon Bellevue State Park

Scavengar Hunt

Saturday, October 10, 2020

10:00 AM

Hey all you long-time guests out there! Think you know Bellevue better than anyone els? Try out our scavengar hunt for a chance to win a prize! $5 per person

Add to Calendar 10/10/2020 10:00:00 AM 10/10/2020 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Scavengar Hunt Hey all you long-time guests out there! Think you know Bellevue better than anyone els? Try out our scavengar hunt for a chance to win a prize! $5 per person Bellevue State Park

Bee Haven with Sassy Bee!

Sunday, October 11, 2020

10:00 AM

Join our talk with bee keeper Steph on all things honey bee’s, and go home with some local honey! $8.50 per person - Call to register: 302-762-6963

Add to Calendar 10/11/2020 10:00:00 AM 10/11/2020 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Bee Haven with Sassy Bee! Join our talk with bee keeper Steph on all things honey bee’s, and go home with some local honey! $8.50 per person - Call to register: 302-762-6963 Bellevue State Park

Wagon Rides

Sunday, October 11, 2020

10:00 AM

Enjoy a leisure Wagon Ride through the park in Autumn. Reservations only. Call for details and changes due to COVID-19: 302-761-6963 $125 per wagon

Add to Calendar 10/11/2020 10:00:00 AM 10/11/2020 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Wagon Rides Enjoy a leisure Wagon Ride through the park in Autumn. Reservations only. Call for details and changes due to COVID-19: 302-761-6963 $125 per wagon Bellevue State Park

Walk It Off

Monday, October 12, 2020

9:00 AM

Tag along with our Naturalists as they walk through Bellevue with our gaggle of guests, checking in on the happenings of the park.

Add to Calendar 10/12/2020 9:00:00 AM 10/12/2020 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Walk It Off Tag along with our Naturalists as they walk through Bellevue with our gaggle of guests, checking in on the happenings of the park. Bellevue State Park

Night Owls

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

7:30 PM

A classic walk now available at to Bellevue! Walk with us after hours and put your big ears and eyes on, we're searching for owls! $4 per person

Add to Calendar 10/14/2020 7:30:00 PM 10/14/2020 8:30:00 PM America/New_York Night Owls A classic walk now available at to Bellevue! Walk with us after hours and put your big ears and eyes on, we're searching for owls! $4 per person Bellevue State Park

Horsing Around

Saturday, October 17, 2020

10:00 AM

See how William Dupont’s love for horses drove him to  change the whole estate into what you see today.

Add to Calendar 10/17/2020 10:00:00 AM 10/17/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Horsing Around See how William Dupont’s love for horses drove him to  change the whole estate into what you see today. Bellevue State Park

Walk It Off

Monday, October 19, 2020

9:00 AM

Tag along with our Naturalists as they walk through Bellevue with our gaggle of guests, checking in on the happenings of the park.

Add to Calendar 10/19/2020 9:00:00 AM 10/19/2020 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Walk It Off Tag along with our Naturalists as they walk through Bellevue with our gaggle of guests, checking in on the happenings of the park. Bellevue State Park

Scenery Hike

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

10:00 AM

Get your cameras ready and tag along with our Naturalists as they visit the most picturesc parts of the park! Digital or disposable, all are welcome!

Add to Calendar 10/20/2020 10:00:00 AM 10/20/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Scenery Hike Get your cameras ready and tag along with our Naturalists as they visit the most picturesc parts of the park! Digital or disposable, all are welcome! Bellevue State Park

Wagon Rides

Friday, October 23, 2020

5:00 PM

Enjoy a leisure wagon ride through the park in Autumn. Reservations only. Call for details and changes due to COVID-19: 302-761-6963 $125 per wagon

Add to Calendar 10/23/2020 5:00:00 PM 10/23/2020 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Wagon Rides Enjoy a leisure wagon ride through the park in Autumn. Reservations only. Call for details and changes due to COVID-19: 302-761-6963 $125 per wagon Bellevue State Park

Wagon Rides

Saturday, October 24, 2020

10:00 AM

Enjoy a leisure wagon ride through the park in Autumn. Reservations only. Call for details and changes due to COVID-19: 302-761-6963 $125 per wagon

Add to Calendar 10/24/2020 10:00:00 AM 10/24/2020 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Wagon Rides Enjoy a leisure wagon ride through the park in Autumn. Reservations only. Call for details and changes due to COVID-19: 302-761-6963 $125 per wagon Bellevue State Park

Wagon Rides

Sunday, October 25, 2020

10:00 AM

Enjoy a leisure wagon ride through the park in Autumn. Reservations only. Call for details and changes due to COVID-19: 302-761-6963 $125 per wagon

Add to Calendar 10/25/2020 10:00:00 AM 10/25/2020 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Wagon Rides Enjoy a leisure wagon ride through the park in Autumn. Reservations only. Call for details and changes due to COVID-19: 302-761-6963 $125 per wagon Bellevue State Park

Walk It Off

Monday, October 26, 2020

9:00 AM

Tag along with our Naturalists as they walk through Bellevue with our gaggle of guests, checking in on the happenings of the park.

Add to Calendar 10/26/2020 9:00:00 AM 10/26/2020 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Walk It Off Tag along with our Naturalists as they walk through Bellevue with our gaggle of guests, checking in on the happenings of the park. Bellevue State Park

Lanternfly Roundup

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

10:00 AM

There's a big problem that needs to be squashed, and we need your help! We'll hike with a mission to stomp them out, join us!

Add to Calendar 10/27/2020 10:00:00 AM 10/27/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Lanternfly Roundup There's a big problem that needs to be squashed, and we need your help! We'll hike with a mission to stomp them out, join us! Bellevue State Park

Wagon Rides

Friday, October 30, 2020

5:00 PM

Enjoy a leisure wagon ride through the park in Autumn. Reservations only. Call for details and changes due to COVID-19: 302-761-6963 $125 per wagon

Add to Calendar 10/30/2020 5:00:00 PM 10/30/2020 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Wagon Rides Enjoy a leisure wagon ride through the park in Autumn. Reservations only. Call for details and changes due to COVID-19: 302-761-6963 $125 per wagon Bellevue State Park

Wagon Rides

Saturday, October 31, 2020

10:00 AM

Enjoy a leisure wagon ride through the park in Autumn. Reservations only. Call for details and changes due to COVID-19: 302-761-6963 $125 per wagon

Add to Calendar 10/31/2020 10:00:00 AM 10/31/2020 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Wagon Rides Enjoy a leisure wagon ride through the park in Autumn. Reservations only. Call for details and changes due to COVID-19: 302-761-6963 $125 per wagon Bellevue State Park

Full Moon Hike

Saturday, October 31, 2020

7:00 PM

As the Sun goes down, the Moon comes out, and for this special Blue Halloween Moon, feel free to dress up! $4 per person

Add to Calendar 10/31/2020 7:00:00 PM 10/31/2020 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Full Moon Hike As the Sun goes down, the Moon comes out, and for this special Blue Halloween Moon, feel free to dress up! $4 per person Bellevue State Park

Wagon Rides

Sunday, November 1, 2020

10:00 AM

Enjoy a leisure wagon ride through the park in Autumn. Reservations only. Call for details and changes due to COVID-19: 302-761-6963 $125 per wagon

Add to Calendar 11/1/2020 10:00:00 AM 11/1/2020 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Wagon Rides Enjoy a leisure wagon ride through the park in Autumn. Reservations only. Call for details and changes due to COVID-19: 302-761-6963 $125 per wagon Bellevue State Park

Walk It Off

Monday, November 2, 2020

9:00 AM

Tag along with our Naturalists as they walk through Bellevue with our gaggle of guests, checking in on the happenings of the park.

Add to Calendar 11/2/2020 9:00:00 AM 11/2/2020 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Walk It Off Tag along with our Naturalists as they walk through Bellevue with our gaggle of guests, checking in on the happenings of the park. Bellevue State Park

Sensory Hike

Thursday, November 5, 2020

10:00 AM

Treat your sesnes as we dabble through the sights, smells and sounds of the wild.

Add to Calendar 11/5/2020 10:00:00 AM 11/5/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Sensory Hike Treat your sesnes as we dabble through the sights, smells and sounds of the wild. Bellevue State Park

Wagon Rides

Friday, November 6, 2020

5:00 PM

Enjoy a leisure wagon ride through the park in Autumn. Reservations only. Call for details and changes due to COVID-19: 302-761-6963 $125 per wagon

Add to Calendar 11/6/2020 5:00:00 PM 11/6/2020 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Wagon Rides Enjoy a leisure wagon ride through the park in Autumn. Reservations only. Call for details and changes due to COVID-19: 302-761-6963 $125 per wagon Bellevue State Park

Wagon Rides

Saturday, November 7, 2020

10:00 AM

Enjoy a leisure wagon ride through the park in Autumn. Reservations only. Call for details and changes due to COVID-19: 302-761-6963 $125 per wagon

Add to Calendar 11/7/2020 10:00:00 AM 11/7/2020 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Wagon Rides Enjoy a leisure wagon ride through the park in Autumn. Reservations only. Call for details and changes due to COVID-19: 302-761-6963 $125 per wagon Bellevue State Park

Wagon Rides

Sunday, November 8, 2020

10:00 AM

Enjoy a leisure wagon ride through the park in Autumn. Reservations only. Call for details and changes due to COVID-19: 302-761-6963 $125 per wagon

Add to Calendar 11/8/2020 10:00:00 AM 11/8/2020 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Wagon Rides Enjoy a leisure wagon ride through the park in Autumn. Reservations only. Call for details and changes due to COVID-19: 302-761-6963 $125 per wagon Bellevue State Park

Walk It Off

Monday, November 9, 2020

9:00 AM

Tag along with our Naturalists as they walk through Bellevue with our gaggle of guests, checking in on the happenings of the park.

Add to Calendar 11/9/2020 9:00:00 AM 11/9/2020 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Walk It Off Tag along with our Naturalists as they walk through Bellevue with our gaggle of guests, checking in on the happenings of the park. Bellevue State Park

Night Owls

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

6:00 PM

A classic walk now available at to Bellevue! Walk with us after hours and put your big ears and eyes on, we're searching for owls! $4 per person

Add to Calendar 11/11/2020 6:00:00 PM 11/11/2020 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Night Owls A classic walk now available at to Bellevue! Walk with us after hours and put your big ears and eyes on, we're searching for owls! $4 per person Bellevue State Park

Walk It Off

Monday, November 16, 2020

9:00 AM

Tag along with our Naturalists as they walk through Bellevue with our gaggle of guests, checking in on the happenings of the park.

Add to Calendar 11/16/2020 9:00:00 AM 11/16/2020 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Walk It Off Tag along with our Naturalists as they walk through Bellevue with our gaggle of guests, checking in on the happenings of the park. Bellevue State Park

Scenery Hike

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

10:00 AM

Get your cameras ready and tag along with our Naturalists as they visit the most picturesc parts of the park! Digital or disposable, all are welcome!

Add to Calendar 11/17/2020 10:00:00 AM 11/17/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Scenery Hike Get your cameras ready and tag along with our Naturalists as they visit the most picturesc parts of the park! Digital or disposable, all are welcome! Bellevue State Park

Full Moon Hike

Monday, November 30, 2020

6:00 PM

As the Sun goes down, the Moon comes out. Join our hike through the park as we search for a good view of it's dazzling perforamnce. $4 per person

Add to Calendar 11/30/2020 6:00:00 PM 11/30/2020 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Full Moon Hike As the Sun goes down, the Moon comes out. Join our hike through the park as we search for a good view of it's dazzling perforamnce. $4 per person Bellevue State Park

Walk It Off

Monday, December 7, 2020

9:00 AM

Tag along with our Naturalists as they walk through Bellevue with our gaggle of guests, checking in on the happenings of the park.

Add to Calendar 12/7/2020 9:00:00 AM 12/7/2020 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Walk It Off Tag along with our Naturalists as they walk through Bellevue with our gaggle of guests, checking in on the happenings of the park. Bellevue State Park

Sensory Hike

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

10:00 AM

Treat your sesnes as we dabble through the sights, smells and sounds of the wild.

Add to Calendar 12/8/2020 10:00:00 AM 12/8/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Sensory Hike Treat your sesnes as we dabble through the sights, smells and sounds of the wild. Bellevue State Park

Walk It Off

Monday, December 14, 2020

9:00 AM

Tag along with our Naturalists as they walk through Bellevue with our gaggle of guests, checking in on the happenings of the park.

Add to Calendar 12/14/2020 9:00:00 AM 12/14/2020 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Walk It Off Tag along with our Naturalists as they walk through Bellevue with our gaggle of guests, checking in on the happenings of the park. Bellevue State Park

Scenery Hike

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

10:00 AM

Get your cameras ready and tag along with our Naturalists as they visit the most picturesc parts of the park! Digital or disposable, all are welcome!

Add to Calendar 12/16/2020 10:00:00 AM 12/16/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Scenery Hike Get your cameras ready and tag along with our Naturalists as they visit the most picturesc parts of the park! Digital or disposable, all are welcome! Bellevue State Park

Full Moon Hike

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

6:00 PM

As the Sun goes down, the Moon comes out. Join our hike through the park as we search for a good view of it's dazzling perforamnce. $4 per person

Add to Calendar 12/30/2020 6:00:00 PM 12/30/2020 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Full Moon Hike As the Sun goes down, the Moon comes out. Join our hike through the park as we search for a good view of it's dazzling perforamnce. $4 per person Bellevue State Park