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Address: 200 Hagley Creek Road, Wilmington, DE 19807
Phone Number: +1 302-658-2400
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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Wednesday Evening Bike & Hike

In the summer, Hagley opens from 5:30pm-8:00pm for people to walk or bike the paved roads. The cost is $2 per person. Military are free. We had beautiful weather. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Gary R
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Wilmington, Delaware
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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

In the summer, Hagley opens from 5:30pm-8:00pm for people to walk or bike the paved roads. The cost is $2 per person. Military are free. We had beautiful weather. The Brandywine River provided a scenic beauty and lovely coolness. We enjoyed a picnic under a tree near the Library and a shaved ice treat at the end of our evening.... More 

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

We're glad you enjoyed your Bike and Hike experience, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for writing such a nice review of Hagley. More 

Greater Cincinnati
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I took my 3 year old daughter and my wife (who hates museums) and they both loved it. It's in a beautiful setting by a small river. It seems like it would make a great public park if it weren't such an interesting and informative museum.

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

Thanks for writing such a nice review! We're glad to hear everyone in the family enjoyed the experience! :) We hope you'll come visit us again soon. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The grounds here are beautiful. Honestly, if I wasn't having a destination wedding, this is where I'd want to be. My son absolutely loves the car shows here. My daughter loves the science programs they have. And my kids love it when their schools take field trips here. I have many fond memories of this place with my grandfather and... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a great review! Come visit us again soon! More 

Kennett Square
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the cafe is so sweet and the self tours are terrific. So easily labeled with history notations and fun for all ages

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

Thanks so much for writing a review of Hagley! We're glad you enjoyed your visit, and we must say, we think the cafe is pretty great too! :) We hope you'll visit us again soon! More 

Swedesboro, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

History, industry, invention, hard work, and the growth of a famous family, are just some of what you will learn about at Hagley. This museum has a great variety of learning from hands on exhibits, knowledgable guides, and self guided touring. They gave a shuttle bus that will take you around the property or you can navigate it on foot.... More 

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

Thank you for posting such a nice review! We are glad that you have enjoyed your visits to Hagley. We hope you'll come see us again soon! More 

Bedford, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was hot, but this tour is worth it. Allow plenty of time. A picnic would be nice. Wish we would've had a water. Very nice guides.

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

Thanks for visiting! We're glad you had a great time, despite the hot and humid weather. Come see us again soon! More 

Ocean, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Hagley Museum on a Wednesday. Went into the visitor center where they provided detailed information about the tour. There are exhibits in the visitor center that you can walk through before embarking on your tour of the grounds. There are basically three areas of the grounds to see although there are other areas of interest for those... More 

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

Wow! What a great review, Bob! Thank you so much from everyone here at Hagley. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. Please come see us again soon! More 

Horsham, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently visited the Hagley Museum after seeing it rated as the most beautiful site in Delaware. I had no idea what to expect, but we had a great day! This property was the original site of A.I. DuPont's gunpowder manufacturing business in the early 1800's. The grounds are very well laid out, and although there are 235 acres, we... More 

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

Thanks so much for writing such a nice review! We hope you'll visit again soon! More 

Scranton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love love loved this place. It is so peaceful and beautiful. From the museum to the mansion to the powder mills which includes demonstrations we really enjoyed this day. The staff goes out of it's way to help you and there is a bus that travels the property for you don't have to walk a lot if you don't... More 

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

Thank you so much for the kind review! We are so glad you had a wonderful experience at Hagley. Come see us again soon! More 

Claymont, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is where the DuPont's manufactured the gun powder that supplied men and women of the Revolutionary War. This is also where the DuPont's started their American Fortune. Lot's of hands on activities for children and adults. See how the workers lived and maintained the canals that bought the gunpowder boats up from the Delaware River.

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

Thanks for reviewing Hagley on TripAdvisor! We're glad you enjoyed your visit, and we hope to see you again soon! More 

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