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Hagley Museum and Library

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Beautiful property and lots of interesting facts.

It is really fascinating how a person from Europe came here knowing gunpowder was going to be huge... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Wilmington, Delaware
The DuPont's - American Royality

The Hagley complex, on 235 acres is fabulous, with the centerpiece being Eleutherian,overlooking... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mark G
Catonsville, Maryland
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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...more
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200 Hagley Creek Rd, Wilmington, DE 19807
+1 302-658-2400
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Reviewed 5 days ago

It is really fascinating how a person from Europe came here knowing gunpowder was going to be huge in North America! It is how DuPont made their mark on America. The grounds are beautiful and it is neat to see how the worker community lived...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank eldecarlo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Hagley complex, on 235 acres is fabulous, with the centerpiece being Eleutherian,overlooking the Brandywine,the 1st home built in America by a DuPont in 1802. As you enter the property there is a nice visitor center that gives you a history of the DuPont's and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Mark G
Reviewed February 12, 2019

Demonstrations of gun powder mills and machinery, interesting science and research behind DuPont Company in a beautiful setting. Knowledgeable staff. DuPont family history is intertwined with the history of Delaware. Walk the grounds along the beautiful and historic Brandywine River. Family mansion well worth the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sunsetcove14
Reviewed February 12, 2019

Hagley is a great place for locals and visitors alike. I live in the area and visit often. In the summer they have evening bike and hikes once a week for a buck or two. People of all ages attend, bringing picnics as well. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank susan19809
Reviewed January 30, 2019

The museum is great but the tour is topnotch. The metal working shop is fantastic and all original. The gunpowder exhibit and show is fun.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Joe R
Reviewed January 18, 2019

If you like green scenery along with historical and vintage houses, you’d like this one! Randomly pick this among some other interesting places due to limited time, i will regret if i dont pick this beauty at that time. They have vintage house, historical buildings,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank fnl99
Reviewed January 16, 2019

This museum along the river is fascinating. I found the stone houses where they processed the gun powder to be especially interesting.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank bertocolliemom
Reviewed January 6, 2019

I traveled to Wilmington, DE today with high expectations of visiting the Hagley Museum. My daughter recently relocated to the Wilmington area and along with my 85 year old father, we planned to spend the afternoon exploring this cultural attraction. I had heard wonderful things...More

Date of experience: January 2019
5  Thank Terri J
hagleymuseum, Marketing Manager at Hagley Museum and Library, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2019

Terri, we are very sorry to learn about your experience at Hagley Museum this week. This is an anomaly to our typical visitor experience, earning us a 4.5 star rating with other Trip Advisor reviewers. We greatly appreciate the feedback and will use it as...More

Reviewed January 6, 2019

I stopped here en route to the coast. The tour and history of the area was very interesting and something you don't read about often in history books. The tour guides were very knowledgeable and the museum was in very nice condition.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank runinCO
Reviewed January 1, 2019

Elton & Bonnie, our tour guides, did an outstanding job. We loved all the history they were both able to give us. It was a rainy day so we did not get to see everything. We will be back for another visit in betterr weather

Date of experience: December 2018
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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.
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
January 20, 2017|
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Response from hagleymuseum | 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