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Hagley Museum and Library

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Address: 200 Hagley Creek Road, Wilmington, DE 19807
Phone Number: +1 302-658-2400
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9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Hagley is the former industrial site of the original black powder works of...
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.
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I visited this place during the winter time. The river next to the property was frozen and there was no leaves on the tree. Despite the cold, it was beautiful. I thought it was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

I visited this place during the winter time. The river next to the property was frozen and there was no leaves on the tree. Despite the cold, it was beautiful. I thought it was going to take 1-2 hours to discover the place. It ended up that I stayed for 4 hours. The house was nice and historical. There were... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Nice house and grounds to stroll and enjoy. Great history of the Dupont Family in Wilmington DE. See what was grown for food for the family and how workers were housed.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

the Museum, the 50' topographical map the mansion -the car show and many other attractions- great for the whole family -kids too. Over 100 acres- Food is available to purchase at the restaurant at certain hours

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I was a volunteer at Hagley for about half a year. The displays and tours are definitely instructive/knowledge-building, but some of the events are ho-hum, and some major events, like the car show, are not well adapted to the site. Because of the limited parking, it can take 45 minutes from entrance to park. The time to get in is... More 

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Hagley19807, Public Relations Manager at Hagley Museum and Library, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. I have given your feedback regarding the wait to get into the Car Show to our coordinator. Please send any suggestions you have to Angela Williamson. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

I absolutely love the Hagley museum's fireworks display they have every year. They play the best music and have the best vendors. Tons of things for kids to do. Great family attraction.

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Thank you for the review and thank you for coming to fireworks! More 

Wilmington, DE
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A museum unlike many others, in a beautiful setting. The guides are very knowledgeable, Children will love the tool shop. Pick a good day and enjoy the walks and scenery.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

The tours are always the same they never changed anything not even their introductions. this place is boring. Their library is smaller then I remember. The only good thing is the wilderness scenery outside.

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Hagley19807, Public Relations Manager at Hagley Museum and Library, responded to this review

Please come back to one of our programs! Interested? contact me: mmarcozzi@hagley.org. Our general tour provides an overview for first time visitors, but our programs go more in-depth and may provide you with the knowledge you seek to find. More 

WILMINGTON
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very good history lesson and beautiful grounds. The staff was very friendly and informative. The buildings and relics were well preserved and marked with a brief descriotion of thier usage. The shuttles were on time and the drivers very helpful

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Wilmington, Delaware
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I've been there more times then I can remember and each time have learned something new. A must see for anyone traveling to Delaware

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The original DuPont powder mill is located on the banks of the Brandywine river, and through exhibits, demonstrations and docents, there is much to learn and appreciate when spending a day here. Botany, chemistry, engineering, antiques, even sociology, combined with a lovely setting - an informative, interesting and restorative day.

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