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Hagley Museum and Library

200 Hagley Creek Road, Wilmington, DE 19807
+1 302-658-2400
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Ranked #1 of 43 Attractions in Wilmington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Historic Sites, Libraries
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Hagley is the former industrial site of the original black powder works of the DuPont Company founded in Delaware in 1802 and powdered by the natural... more » Owner description: Hagley is the former industrial site of the original black powder works of the DuPont Company founded in Delaware in 1802 and powdered by the natural resources that surrounded it. Today it is 235 acres of wooded rolling hills along the rushing Brandywine River dotted with hundreds of stone ruins of the black powder industry, dozens of restored buildings associated with the business, and the first du Pont family home built in America. Here, for more than 200 years, the DuPont Company and family experimented, innovated, and pursued the American Dream. Hagley has been accredited by the American Alliance of Museums since 1972. The site is a National Historic Landmark, National Recreation Trail, and a Historic Engineering Landmark. « less
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Salem, Massachusetts
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232 reviews 232 reviews
40 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

By catching the last tour of the day, we got a private one, and it was wonderful. Great exhibits about the Du Pont Company and great stories about the original Du Pont families who lived there.

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hurlock
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

i took my 11 year old daughter here and she loved the museum. We both enjoyed walking the grounds it was a beautiful walk and the staff was so nice and eager to assist us with any questions. Only issue was trying to catch a bus once we were done walking the grounds to continue on up to the house

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

The history of the early Dupont de Nemours family was very interesting. It was very informative and the house tour was great. The foliage was beautiful and the river was lovely. we recommend this tour highly. Very worth the time.

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Jersey Shore
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34 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We arrived shortly after they opened for the day and one of the ladies talked us into the guided tour of the powder works. It was maybe a little long (about 90 minutes) but really informative and gave a lot of color. Each person on the tour was assigned the name of an original resident and over the course of... More

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Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Great historical site! We could have spent an entire day here but the tour of the house and gunpowder works was very informative.

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Marion, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We arrived on a drizzly afternoon after driving 7 hours for our stay in the area. This might have set us up for a less than perfect experience at the Hagley - our first on our list of want to sees - but just the opposite was true. This small venue is perfectly maintained and the wonderful tour guides in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Hagley tells the story of DuPont, the industrial revolution and young America. Allow a few hours or more to see it all. Go in cooler weather. Don't miss it.

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Oshawa, Ontario
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I could not resist saying that it was a blast as it really did make an impression. We experienced a real sense of history at the site and what it must have been like to be employed in this type of explosive atmosphere and to be a part of early Delaware industrial history. As a President of an Historical Society... More

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Suffern, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We went to see the Hagley Museum and was very enriched by our day there. First, we took a tram ride to the original DuPont Home and learned about the DuPont family and the Black Powder mills and worker's living area. Our guide was very learned and told us so much on the history of the area. We spent about... More

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Overland Park, Kansas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Beautiful setting and interesting history of the beginnings of the DuPont family business. You will see the original DuPOnt home, remains of the black powder mills, and the worker's village. In the village is a lovel cafe with excellent food (lunch and snacks). The gift shop is small but has lots of interesting and unique items.

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