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Hagley Museum and Library

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Hagley Museum and Library

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200 Hagley Creek Rd, Wilmington, DE 19807
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Wilmington Station60 min
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Heather R wrote a review Oct 18
13 contributions1 helpful vote
Beautiful fall day on the Brandywune River, learned a lot about the production of Black powder and life in a blackpowder mill.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from hagleymuseum, Public Relations Manager at Hagley Museum and Library
Responded 2 days ago
Thank you so much for your 5-star review of Hagley! There is definitely a lot to learn about black powder production during the self-guided Powder Yard Trail Experience.
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teresa3000 wrote a review Oct 18
Pennsylvania2,596 contributions296 helpful votes
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We visited Hagley after a short drive from Auburn Valley State Park. There is plenty of parking and picnic tables close to the parking lot. There are flushing toilets by the parking lot too. We bought out tickets from the gift shop and waited at the designated boarding station for the bus to the main house. The bus makes one stop at the machine shop to pick up passengers to take them to the house. At the last bus stop (Eleutherian Mills), there is a guide who provides introductory information about the family. After that you walk to the barn, the gardens, outside the home and the lower level of the barn. All of this places have a guide. We were there for about one hour and then waited for the bus. The bus made a brief stop ( about 10 minutes) at the Steam engine house for a demonstration. There was another stop at Machine shop. This was our stop and from here we visited the machine shop and had a Black powder explosion demonstration. We toured the rest of the buildings and then walked towards the visitor center to exit. Bathrooms are available throughout the property.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from hagleymuseum, Public Relations Manager at Hagley Museum and Library
Responded 2 days ago
Thank you so much for your detailed review of your visit to Hagley along with corresponding photos. It's great to show the safety precautions Hagley is taking while offering plenty of outdoor space to enjoy. It's definitely the perfect place to enjoy a picnic along the Brandywine! We hope you visit again at a time when we are able to open Eleutherian Mills for indoor tours.
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Jfk08865 wrote a review Oct 3
Lopatcong, New Jersey98 contributions35 helpful votes
If you are interested in industrial history, this museum is for you! We visited the Hagley museum as part of a trip to Delaware. Unfortunately, in the time of Covid everything inside was closed. Although we could only tour the outside of the buildings, there were guides stationed at most of the areas who explained the attraction. Each was very friendly, greeted us warmly and were very knowledgeable. The guides demonstrated a lot of the machinery, which is pretty amazing considering how old it is. The stories of life during this time was interesting as well. The DuPonts treated their workers differently than other industrial workers at the time. We can’t wait to return when we are able to tour inside as well.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from hagleymuseum, Public Relations Manager at Hagley Museum and Library
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed your time here. Please come back when we are able to fully open the property!
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TXGirl2001 wrote a review Jun 2020
Fort Worth, Texas334 contributions154 helpful votes
Despite the rainy day, our visit to the Hagley Museum was quite enjoyable. My father has been attempting to finish visiting all 50 states as part of his "bucket list" and we were in Maryland, so had to find something interesting to do in Delaware. This was it! It was not busy, on a Sunday afternoon and we got plenty of personalized attention from the docents as we worked our way around the grounds. The sample firing of black powder was fun and I really enjoyed learning some better penmanship in the schoolhouse, complete with feather quill and ink. Fascinating story of how the Dupont family once owned this land and how they contributed to the area. Definitely worth your time to stop by - spend an hour or four! The restaurant was not open at the time of year we went, so be sure to check on that if you plan to eat.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from hagleymuseum, Public Relations Manager at Hagley Museum and Library
Responded Jul 21, 2020
Thank you so much for your review! We're glad you chose Hagley as the Delaware destination on your father's 50 state journey. We hope you inspire others to embark on their own "bucket list" adventure!
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Jerome M wrote a review May 2020
Gary, Indiana1,440 contributions101 helpful votes
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This is a very nice museum. We learned about the DuPont family and their involvement with the creation of dynamite. This is an educational place and a very historic place. The live demonstrations were excellent. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable about the DuPont family and the surrounding area. A highly recommend museum when you are in the area.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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