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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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The site is beautiful, and the topic covered--of early use of water power, DuPont family history, and gun powder manufacturing--is interesting and entertaining.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Wilmington, Delaware
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Wilmington, Delaware
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The site is beautiful, and the topic covered--of early use of water power, DuPont family history, and gun powder manufacturing--is interesting and entertaining.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

My husband and I took our three kids to Hagley during their month of free admission and special activities for kids. Living in this area in my entire life, I had never properly visit to the museum door it's property. We were pleasantly surprised to find informative u my husband and I took our three kids to Hagley during their... More 

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

Dear Heather D, Thank you very much for your review! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit to our beautiful property and that it was a great trip for the whole family. If you're looking for more family programming, be sure to check out all the events on our website, www.hagley.org/events-programs. Our Science Saturdays are great family activities that are... More 

newark, de
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The guides were very interesting and knew a lot about their areas. With the small buses it is very easy to get from one place to another. The stone buildings and the Brandywine River photograph very well. I really liked the office building with the sit/stand desks. There are also many mechanical things to see We stopped for lunch there... More 

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

Dear xiolung, Thank you for your review! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit to Hagley and it sounds like you got to see a large part of the property. Enjoy the photos you took, I'm sure they are beautiful! Come visit us again soon! More 

Rhinebeck, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Fascinating early history of the Dupont family coming to America from France to escape the French Revolution. Great interpreters as you walk around the actual site of the mills, you'll learn a lot. Extremely engaging experience. I'd say you can at least partially do it in 2-3 hours, but we like to immerse a bit, so I'd recommend 3 or... More 

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

Dear dougiefresh_11, Thank you very much for your review! I am so glad you found your experience at Hagley to be enjoyable and interesting. We hope you can return to the Brandywine Valley soon and maybe even experience something new at Hagley! More 

Spriingfield, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

A wonderful history of the local area and the Dupont family. The grounds are beautiful and walks wide and peaceful. The tour was excellent

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

Dear CardyDog, Thank you for your review! We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit to Hagley, and enjoyed the combination of fascinating history and natural beauty that we have to offer. We would love to see you again soon! More 

Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

See how DuPont made GunPowder along the banks of the Brandywine. I found it interesting. You are walking outside. So be mindful of the weather.

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

Dear Joe K, Thank you very much for your review! I hope you had an enjoyable visit and that you will visit again soon (the Hagley property is wonderful to walk through in the summer!) More 

Newark, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Hagley presents a great history of DuPont and the Brandywine. They have added to the tour if you have not been there for a few years. Be sure to visit the machine shop.

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

Dear Heff46, Thank you so much for your review! We are always adding new things to make the experience even better for our visitors. You can check our website at www.hagley.org to find a full list of upcoming events and features. Come see us again soon! More 

Abingdon, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

For some reason we had never visited this museum before. Can't believe what we've been missing. The grounds are beautiful. The history is fascinating and the tours and demonstrations by the staff are excellent. The on site organic cafe is delicious and reasonably priced. We spent 4 hours here and will definitely return.

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

Dear 81Kay99, Thank you so much for visiting and taking the time to review Hagley Museum! We are so glad that your first visit to Hagley was a positive one, and can't wait to see you again in the future. You can find a full calendar of events on our website to plan your next visit! More 

Leland, North Carolina
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I have never been so enthralled by fireworks as by these ... themed and narrated. And the proximity to them was surreal ... head back it was as if you are in another world. Seriously engaging. Picnic beforehand too! And visit the museum on site.

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

Dear LelandBiker, We are so glad you enjoyed our annual summer fireworks display! We do all we can to ensure that this special event is a fun and unique experience. Hopefully you can attend again next year; we'll have yet another amazing themed show for you to see! More 

Richmond, Virginia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Even if Delaware had nothing else to offer (which it certainly does!) the Hagley was worth the drive. It is absolutely stunning in beauty with views of the Brandywine, trees, wild flowers birds. The tour was informative, engaging and free (the museum itself is $14.00 for adults, a bargain) Lives of the DuPont workers was the theme and the tour... More 

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

Dear paperswimmer, We are so glad that you found your time at Hagley to be worth the trip! It sounds like you had a great tour learning about the workers who brought Hagley to life years ago. Hopefully sometime soon you can complete your Hagley experience and visit the Du Pont family home when it opens again. Come see us... More 

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Additional Information about Hagley Museum and Library

Address: Address: 200 Hagley Creek Road, Wilmington, DE 19807
Phone Number: +1 302-658-2400
Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Wilmington
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

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