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Address: 200 Hagley Creek Rd, 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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If you're visiting Delaware, don't you dare to miss The Hagley Park. Great views and explainations about Dupont family.

If you're visiting Delaware, don't you dare to miss The Hagley Park. Great views and explainations about Dupont family. The place should have wifi.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you're visiting Delaware, don't you dare to miss The Hagley Park. Great views and explainations about Dupont family. The place should have wifi.

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Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Hagley is the site of a gunpowder works founded in 1802. There is much to see and learn through visiting restored mills, the powder yards, a workers' community, and the family home and gardens of the E. I. du Pont family. There are walking tours, regular events, family programs and more so make the most of your visit. Be prepared... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was an excellent history lesson that really provided an idea of what life was like when the powder mills were running. I enjoyed seeing the maps, walking the property, and seeing the machine shop.

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Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful setting by the Brandywine River the main building has excellent displays of the DuPont powder works and other memorabilia. The second floor display based on automobile advertising seemed totally out of place for this facility and rather boring. The DuPont home was spectacular, as it contained furniture items collected by the various families over the generations. It was a... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your trip to Hagley! We're glad to hear you loved the du Pont home as much as we do. We hope to see you back at Hagley sometime soon! More 

Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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 

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