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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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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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Great way to spend a day!

So much to see and do in a beautiful setting. Great hands on activities for the kids. Perfect for family outing NY time of year.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 29, 2015
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Wilmington, Delaware
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95 reviews 95 reviews
61 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

So much to see and do in a beautiful setting. Great hands on activities for the kids. Perfect for family outing NY time of year.

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Kansas City, MO
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This is a delightful attraction. The tour is excellent and the grounds are gorgeous. Very educational and all the people who work there seem to be quite knowledgeable.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

If you come from an engineering background, or are even slightly interested in science, you'll thoroughly enjoy this place. It's like walking back in time and looking at the technology of the 19th century. We were awed by the magnificence of the industrial setup back then. They have live demonstrations of the use of black powder, running of steam engines,... More 

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Thanks for the review! Glad you enjoyed your visit. Admission to Hagley Museum is free through March 13, 2015. Thanks for sharing this in your review. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

What can you say about a place that offers you history, architecture, technology (19th century), nature, sociology? You get all this and more at the HAGLEY compound. This is a great place for the whole family when thw weather is good. We've had no regrets about returning several times to show the site to friends.

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Thank you for your review! We are thrilled that you have visited and continue to return. More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This was the best tour I have been on in my life! The tour was extremely informative and the tour guides were very knowledgeable about the history behind the house and family who lived there. You will definitely learn a thing or two after going here. The houses were beautifully decorated for the holidays, and there was a bus to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We have lived in the area our whole life and have never been here until this past weekend. My sister was visiting from Florida with her 11 year old daughter and 13 year old boy. We brought our 6 yr old and 8 year old and we all loved it! The whole experience was way better than we expected and... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We visited in late December with children ages 12 & 9, and this was the best thing we did in Wilmington. Amazing historical information and very interesting to see functioning machines from the1800s. Highly recommend. Not very crowded the last week of December. You can easily spend 5 hours here.

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New Jersey
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We went on the weekend before Christmas so it was not crowded and we got a great tour by Debbie. I just wish we had more time to visit more of the other building.

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Peekskill, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Historically very interesting, there is a lot to see & do at Hagley Museum & Library. The grounds are lovely, alongside the Brandywine River. It's especially beautiful in the spring, when the gardens are blooming. Highly recommend a visit

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Easton, Maryland
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5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Beautiful property, vistas and house and the staff is extremely friendly and knowledgeable. Interesting history and the trees are amazing. Fantastic.

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