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Hockessin is an unincorporated community located in New Castle County in northern Delaware. The population was 12,902 at the 2000 census and the town is pronounced HO-kass-in. The name is believed to have been derived from the Lenape word meaning "pieces of bark" or from a misspelling of "occasion" as pronounced by the Quakers who originally settled the area. Hockessin is one of the fastest growing areas in the state of Delaware. The peaceful hamlet of Hockessin is known for its shops and bills itself as "A Shopping Destination in the Heart of the Brandywine Valley." This unique collection of shops and restaurants includes specialty shops that offer fine furniture, gourmet cookware, outdoor furniture, "art to wear" and handcrafted jewelry, and even a shop especially for dog and cat lovers. Restaurants offer steaks, fish, and homemade soups, gourmet take-out, imported cheeses, and gift baskets. Other places to visit near Hockessin include Fort Delaware State Park, which is one of Delaware's first state parks, created in 1951. It is now on the National Register of Historic Places, with a Union fortress that dates to 1859. The fort was originally built to protect the ports of Wilmington and Philadelphia and once served as a prison for Confederate prisoners of war. Fort Delaware State Park can be accessed only by ferry and offers a living history museum, hiking and picnicking.

Surrounding areas: Newark, Delaware (8.3 mi), Wilmington, Delaware (9.6 mi), Delaware City, Delaware (15.4 mi), Odessa, Delaware (22.9 mi), Smyrna, Delaware (34.2 mi)

Hockessin Vacation Rentals

Hockessin Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Hilton Garden Inn Kennett Square815 E Baltimore PikeKennett Square, PA5.1 mi.(610) 444-9100
Clarion Collection Mendenhall323 Kennett PikeMendenhall, PA5.5 mi.(610) 388-2100
Fairville Inn506 Kennett PikeMendenhall, PA5.5 mi.(610) 388-5900
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson1024 Old Churchman's RdNewark, DE7.0 mi.(302) 266-6400
Christiana Hilton Inn100 Continental DrNewark, DE7.1 mi.(302) 454-1500
Wilmington Days Inn900 Churchmans RdNewark, DE7.1 mi.(302) 386-2400
Homestead Studio Suites Hotels333 Continental DrNewark, DE7.2 mi.(302) 283-0800
Red Roof Inn Wilmington415 Stanton Christiana RdNewark, DE7.2 mi.(302) 292-2870
Fairfield Inn-newark65 Geoffrey DrWilmington, DE7.3 mi.(302) 292-1500
Newark Travelodge268 E Main StNewark, DE7.5 mi.(302) 737-5050
Comfort Inn100 Mcintosh PlzNewark, DE7.8 mi.(302) 453-9100
Holiday Inn Wilmington/Newark1203 Christiana RdNewark, DE7.8 mi.(302) 737-2700
Hampton Inn-wilmington/newark3 Concord LnNewark, DE7.9 mi.(302) 737-3900
Quality Inn & Suites-Wilmington4000 Concord PikeWilmington, DE7.9 mi.(302) 478-2222
Rodney Hall C Univ Of De113 Hillside RdNewark, DE8.0 mi.(302) 831-2886
Best Western Brandywine Valley Inn1807 Concord PikeWilmington, DE8.0 mi.(302) 656-9436
Rodney Hall A Univ Of De209 Hillside RdNewark, DE8.1 mi.(320) 831-2886
Brandywine River HotelRt 1 And Rt 100Chadds Ford, PA8.1 mi.(215) 388-1200
Courtyard Wilmington Brandywine320 Rocky Run PkwyWilmington, DE8.2 mi.(302) 477-9500
Doubletree Hotel-wilmington4727 Concord PikeWilmington, DE8.2 mi.(888) 478-2933
Homewood Suites By Hilton350 Rocky Run PkwyWilmington, DE8.2 mi.(302) 479-2000
Inn At Wilmington300 Rocky Run PkwyWilmington, DE8.2 mi.(302) 479-7900
Staybridge Suites Wilmington/Newark270 Chapman RdNewark, DE8.3 mi.(302) 366-8097
Towneplace Suites By Marriott410 Eagle Run RdNewark, DE8.3 mi.(302) 369-6212
Sheraton Suites Wilmington422 Delaware AveWilmington, DE8.3 mi.(302) 654-8300
Residences At City Center1007 N Orange StBear, DE8.4 mi.(302) 778-3000
Best Western Delaware Inn & Conf Ctr260 Chapman RdNewark, DE8.4 mi.(302) 738-3400
Wilmington Newark Residence Inn By Marriott240 Chapman RdNewark, DE8.4 mi.(302) 453-9200
Residences At City Center1007 N Orange StWilmington, DE8.4 mi.(302) 778-3000
Brandywine Suites Clarion Collection Hotel707 N King StWilmington, DE8.5 mi.(302) 656-9300
Courtyard By Marriott Wilmington Christiana48 Geoffry DrWilmington, DE8.5 mi.(302) 456-3800
Days Inn Wilmington Downtown1102 W StWilmington, DE8.5 mi.(302) 429-7600
Hotel Dupont11th & Market StsWilmington, DE8.5 mi.(302) 594-3100
Wyndham Wilmington700 King StWilmington, DE8.5 mi.(302) 655-0400
Comfort Suites56 S Old Baltimore PikeNewark, DE8.8 mi.(302) 266-6600
Quality Inn Skyways147 N Dupont HwyNew Castle, DE9.0 mi.(302) 328-6666
Homewood Suites By Hilton Newark Wilmington South640 S College AveNewark, DE9.2 mi.(302) 453-9700
Sleep Inn630 S College AveNewark, DE9.2 mi.(302) 453-1700
Embassy Suites Newark Wilmington S654 S College AveNewark, DE9.4 mi.(302) 368-8000
Rodeway Inn3 Memorial DrNew Castle, DE9.8 mi.(302) 654-5400
Bed & Breakfast
Blue Ball Bed & Breakfast1075 Main StBlue Ball, PA29.6 mi.(717) 355-9994

Hockessin Weather & Climate

Northern Delaware, which consists of New Castle County, is generally considered to have a humid subtropical climate. There is some debate as to whether the extreme northern portion of the county is humid subtropical or warm continental. The main difference being whether winter temperatures are cold enough to support a fixed period of snow cover each year. Most areas of northern Delaware experience relatively mild winters because the mountains of Pennsylvania protect it from harsh, cold winds. Summers are warm and humid with thunderstorms, although not as hot as the southeastern part of the state. Precipitation is distributed fairly evenly throughout the state; however, the north and southeast receive the most precipitation. Delaware is a tiny state, only 96 miles long and from 9 to 35 miles across. Almost all of the state is part of the Atlantic Coastal Plain and therefore the effects of the ocean moderate the climate. Severe storms, such as hurricanes are rare in northern Delaware and when they do occur, plenty of warning is given for these types of storms.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 41°F 23°F - -
February 45°F 25°F - -
March 54°F 32°F - -
April 65°F 40°F - -
May 75°F 50°F - -
June 83°F 59°F - -
July 87°F 65°F - -
August 85°F 63°F - -
September 78°F 56°F - -
October 67°F 44°F - -
November 56°F 36°F - -
December 46°F 28°F - -

Hockessin Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Philadelphia International airport (PHL) located about 24 miles east of Hockessin in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Harrisburg International airport (MDT) located approximately 63 miles northwest of Hockessin in Harrisburg ( Middletown ), Pennsylvania, the Atlantic City International airport (ACY) located roughly 63 miles southeast of Hockessin in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and finally the Baltimore Washington International airport (BWI) located around 66 miles southwest of Hockessin in Baltimore, Maryland.

Hockessin Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Blue Diamond ParkNew CastleDE11.1 mi.
Dutch WonderlandLancasterPA36.6 mi.
Clementon Amusement ParkClementonNJ37.9 mi.
ExhilaramaVoorheesNJ39.0 mi.
Six Flags Great AdventureJacksonNJ44.3 mi.
Sesame PlaceLanghornePA48.9 mi.
JeepersParkvilleMD52.3 mi.
Dorney ParkAllentownPA57.8 mi.
HersheyparkHersheyPA61.1 mi.
Storybook LandEgg Harbor TownshipNJ64.5 mi.
Storybook LandCardiffNJ64.6 mi.
Bushkill ParkEastonPA67.1 mi.
Gillian's Wonderland PierOcean CityNJ69.4 mi.
PlaylandOcean CityNJ69.4 mi.
Mariner's LandingWildwoodNJ72.4 mi.
Morey's PiersWildwoodNJ72.4 mi.
Splash Zone Water ParkWildwoodNJ72.4 mi.
Wild Wheels Adventure PierWildwoodNJ72.4 mi.
Steel PierAtlantic CityNJ73.9 mi.
Tivoli PierAtlantic CityNJ73.9 mi.
Water Parks
Water WorldPhoenixvillePA25.6 mi.
Mountain CreekVernonNJ36.1 mi.
Sesame PlaceLanghornePA48.9 mi.
Killens Pond Water ParkFeltonDE54.2 mi.
Dorney Park & Whitewater KingdomAllentownPA57.8 mi.
Gillian's IslandOcean CityNJ69.4 mi.
Morey's Pier Raging WatersWildwoodNJ72.4 mi.
Thundering Surf Water SlideBeach HavenNJ78.9 mi.
Chesapeake Beach Water ParkChesapeake BeachMD88.3 mi.
Alpine Slide at CamelbackTannersvillePA89.0 mi.
Golf Courses
Vinces Sport Center Par 3 Golf CourseNewarkDE8.0 mi.
Delcastle Golf CourseWilmingtonDE9.0 mi.
Ed Oliver Golf ClubWilmingtonDE9.0 mi.
Rock Manor Golf ClubWilmingtonDE9.0 mi.
Three Little Bakers Country Club & Dinner TheatreWilmingtonDE9.0 mi.
Tattersall Golf ClubWest ChesterPA13.0 mi.
Clayton Park Golf CourseGlen MillsPA13.9 mi.
Golf Course At Glen MillsGlen MillsPA13.9 mi.
Spring Lake Recreation CenterGlen MillsPA13.9 mi.
Wyncote Golf ClubOxfordPA14.5 mi.
Downingtown Country ClubDowningtownPA14.7 mi.
Brantwood Golf ClubElktonMD14.8 mi.
Club At Patriots GlenElktonMD14.8 mi.
Moccasin Run Golf CourseAtglenPA17.9 mi.
Chesapeake Bay Golf Club North East CourseNorth EastMD18.3 mi.
Wild Oaks Golf ClubSalemNJ19.6 mi.
Bob Thatchers Old Masters Golf ClubNewtown SquarePA20.6 mi.
Springfield Country ClubSpringfieldPA20.7 mi.
Beckett Golf ClubSwedesboroNJ20.8 mi.
Paxon Hollow Golf ClubMediaPA21.0 mi.
Holly Hills Golf ClubAllowayNJ23.8 mi.
Honey Brook Golf ClubHoney BrookPA23.8 mi.
Honeybrook Golf ClubHoney BrookPA23.8 mi.
Back Creek Golf ClubMiddletownDE24.0 mi.
Frog Hollow Golf ClubMiddletownDE24.0 mi.
Van De Grift Golf ClubMiddletownDE24.0 mi.
Kimberton Golf ClubKimbertonPA24.6 mi.
Oakmont East Golf CourseOakmontPA24.9 mi.
Furnace Bay Golf CoursePerryvilleMD25.3 mi.
Blue Ridge Trail Golf ClubMountain TopPA25.4 mi.
Ski Areas
Hidden Valley SkiHidden ValleyPA27.8 mi.
Hidden ValleyVernonNJ36.1 mi.
Vernon Valley Great GorgeVernonNJ36.1 mi.
Doe MountainMacungiePA50.9 mi.
CamelbackTannersvillePA89.0 mi.
Alpine MountainAnalominkPA90.8 mi.
Shawnee MountainDelawarePA103.5 mi.
CraigmeurNewfoundlandNJ109.4 mi.
TanglewoodTaftonPA114.9 mi.
Whitetail Ski ResortMercersburgPA117.2 mi.
State Parks
Brandywine Springs State ParkDE4.5 mi. 
Walter S Carpenter State ParkDE6.6 mi. 
Brandywine Creek State ParkDE6.8 mi. 
Brandywine Battlefield State ParkPA8.8 mi. 
Bellevue State ParkDE11.1 mi. 
Fort Mott State ParkNJ15.1 mi. 
Fort Delaware State ParkDE15.2 mi. 
Lums Pond State ParkDE16.5 mi. 
Ridley Creek State ParkPA17.3 mi. 
Marsh Creek State ParkPA18.9 mi. 
Elk Neck State ParkMD24.6 mi. 
Susquehanna State ParkMD25.4 mi. 
Elk Neck State ParkMD26.1 mi. 
French Creek State ParkPA29.6 mi. 
Susquehannock State ParkPA31.5 mi. 
Independence Mall State ParkPA31.6 mi. 
Evansburg State ParkPA31.9 mi. 
Palmer State ParkMD32.8 mi. 
Fort Washington State ParkPA33.3 mi. 
Evansburg State ParkPA33.9 mi. 
Brandywine River MuseumChadds FordPA8.1 mi.(History)
Rockwood MuseumWilmingtonDE8.5 mi.(History)
Winterthur MeseumWilmingtonDE8.5 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Delaware History CenterWilmingtonDE8.5 mi.(History)
Hagley MuseumWilmingtonDE8.5 mi.(History)
Read House and GardensNew CastleDE11.1 mi.(History)
The Condiment Packet GalleryWest ChesterPA12.9 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Valley Forge Historical Society MuseumValley ForgePA24.5 mi.(History)
Friendship Fire Company MuseumWoodburyNJ29.1 mi.(History)
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine ArtsPhiladelphiaPA30.5 mi.(History)
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and AnthroplogyPhiladelphiaPA30.5 mi.(History)
Philadelphia Museum of ArtPhiladelphiaPA30.5 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Rosenbach Museum & LibraryPhiladelphiaPA30.5 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic SitePhiladelphiaPA30.5 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Mutter MuseumPhiladelphiaPA30.5 mi.(Science)
Paley Design CenterPhiladelphiaPA30.5 mi.(Technology)
La Salle University Art MuseumPhiladelphiaPA30.5 mi.(Art)
LaSalle University Art MuseumPhiladelphiaPA30.5 mi.(Art)
Paley/Levy Galleries at Moore College of Art and DesignPhiladelphiaPA30.5 mi.(Art)
Philadelphia Museum of ArtPhiladelphiaPA30.5 mi.(Art)
Zoos and Aquariums
Brandywine ZooWilmingtonDE8.5 mi.
Philadelphia Zoological GardenPhiladelphiaPA30.5 mi.
New Jersey State Aquarium at CamdenCamdenNJ32.1 mi.
The Baltimore ZooBaltimoreMD59.7 mi.
National Aquarium in BaltimoreBaltimoreMD59.7 mi.
ZOOAMERICA North American Wildlife ParkHersheyPA61.1 mi.
Cape May County Park ZooCape MayNJ72.5 mi.
National Zoological ParkWashingtonDC94.5 mi.
Staten Island ZooStaten IslandNY98.1 mi.
Salisbury Zoological ParkSalisburyMD98.7 mi.
New York AquariumBrooklynNY109.6 mi.
Prospect Park Wildlife CenterBrooklynNY109.6 mi.
Central Park Wildlife CenterNew YorkNY109.8 mi.
Clyde Peeling's Reptiland Ltd.AllenwoodPA111.0 mi.
Bergen County Zoological ParkParamusNJ116.9 mi.
Queens Wildlife CenterFlushingNY119.9 mi.

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