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Hagley Museum and Library

200 Hagley Creek Rd, Wilmington, DE 19807
+1 302-658-2400
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Dupont history in place

Very accessible, interesting, and well-laid out inside/outside museum with good services. We spent... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Amy P
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Seattle, Washington
More than we expected

What a pleasant surprise! Gorgeous grounds, informative tour, and historical exhibits. The tour... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
luve2travel2016
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Copake, New York
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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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  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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200 Hagley Creek Rd, Wilmington, DE 19807
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very accessible, interesting, and well-laid out inside/outside museum with good services. We spent about 4 hours there and could have stayed for more.

Thank Amy P
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Hagley19807, Public Relations Manager at Hagley Museum and Library, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks so much for writing a review of your visit to Hagley! We hope you'll come visit us again soon!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a pleasant surprise! Gorgeous grounds, informative tour, and historical exhibits. The tour guides were very knowledgeable and accommodating. (There was one employee in the main entrance building who may have been having an off day, but I guess I can overlook that. Crank.) There's...More

1  Thank luve2travel2016
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Hagley19807, Public Relations Manager at Hagley Museum and Library, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review of Hagley! We're so glad you stopped in for a visit. I do apologize that our Visitor Center staff member was less than friendly, and I will let our visitor services manager know about...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of many attractions included in the Wilmington Passport. It is very interesting and worth the visit. There are several parts to this tour. A bus takes you up a hill to see the barn, garden, and Dupont house where they take you...More

1  Thank Joseph D
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Hagley19807, Public Relations Manager at Hagley Museum and Library, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for taking the time to write a review of your visit to Hagley! We hope you'll come visit us again soon - the property is beautiful in the fall!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Plan a visit to Hagley and make a day of it. This museum is great for couples, school trips, families and anyone who will enjoy a little history mixed with a lot of beauty. The clock stops there. You will go back in time to...More

1  Thank MaggieT143
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Hagley19807, Public Relations Manager at Hagley Museum and Library, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

What a great review of Hagley! Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a thorough review of your experience visiting the museum. We agree - there is so much to see and do at Hagley! Please come visit us again soon!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We totally enjoyed our tour of the home with our tour guide. He was a retired DuPont engineer and totally made our tour wonderful. We enjoyed everything about the home and small garden.The history was very interesting and a great stop on our long weekend...More

1  Thank preppygirl56
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Hagley19807, Public Relations Manager at Hagley Museum and Library, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for writing a review of your visit to Hagley! We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your tour and that our guide gave you a great experience. Please come visit us again soon - the property is beautiful in the fall!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can see why this museum is #1. We had some wheelchairs and they were completely accommodating to them. While there is a large campus, we found that the shuttles took us where we needed to go. The gentlemen John and Rodney were very nice...More

1  Thank Karen W
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Hagley19807, Public Relations Manager at Hagley Museum and Library, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for writing such a lovely review of Hagley! We are so glad we could make your experience a great one. Please come visit us again soon!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesaría and worthy to visit specially the powder Mills and the family House. You can spend 3 hours easily

Thank Jose C
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Hagley19807, Public Relations Manager at Hagley Museum and Library, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review of Hagley! I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to the museum. Please come see us again soon!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A vast property along the BrandywineCreek. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Mr Stack was great at the gun powder demo. The family home tour was great. We saw all the rooms. The family history lesson at the start was well done. You an see a real...More

2  Thank carrabinieri
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Hagley19807, Public Relations Manager at Hagley Museum and Library, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review of your visit to Hagley! It sounds like you had a great experience. Please come visit us again soon!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed the day at Hagley. Our day included a tour of the house, office and barns at Eleutherian Mills- the first home of the Du Ponts in the US and site of their gunpowder works. The day included nice lunch at the organic...More

1  Thank Qtfish
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Hagley19807, Public Relations Manager at Hagley Museum and Library, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of your experience at Hagley! We're so glad to hear you had a great visit. You can definitely get all of your steps in during a tour at the museum! Please come visit...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was impressed with the entire experience. The receptionists, guides, bus drivers, and demonstrators were all friendly, professional and knowledgeable. Don't miss the crab cakes at the organic cafe!

Thank jersegal
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Hagley19807, Public Relations Manager at Hagley Museum and Library, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of Hagley! We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your whole experience at the museum. Please come visit us again soon!

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suhashmalewar
February 16, 2018|
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Response from cjdesai | Reviewed this property |
It is 62 for a senior. I just called them for the answer.
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DaleNewJersey
June 3, 2017|
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Response from ScenicTrek | Reviewed this property |
Adults are $14.00, seniors are $10.00, and children ages 6-14 are $5.00. Children 5 and under are free. If you plan on visiting multiple attractions while in Wilmington, I highly, highly recommend buying the Brandywine... More
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SalPurkins
January 20, 2017|
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Response from Hagley19807 | Property representative |
Hello! Our fellow commenters are correct - Hagley's Visitor Center has three floors with self-guided exhibits, all of which are accessible by elevator. Much of the museum grounds can be fully experienced by wheelchair users... More
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