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Hagley Museum and Library

200 Hagley Creek Rd, Wilmington, DE 19807
+1 302-658-2400
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Wonderfully Educational

So much to see and learn yet serene. Seating areas along the way were peaceful and the sound of the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
mc_escher
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New Jersey
Gun Powder Tour!! A Blast!

The "Gun Powder Tour" by Steve was awesome! (Steve was a fantastic tour guide, funny and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
2gowith3kids
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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200 Hagley Creek Rd, Wilmington, DE 19807
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Reviewed 3 days ago

So much to see and learn yet serene. Seating areas along the way were peaceful and the sound of the Creek was wonderful. Everyone appeared to enjoy showing guests the area. AMAZING!

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of your experience at Hagley! It truly is a peaceful and beautiful location, and we are so glad you enjoyed it here! We hope you're able to visit again soon.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The "Gun Powder Tour" by Steve was awesome! (Steve was a fantastic tour guide, funny and engaging... he made all the difference!) I would highly recommend this tour families with kids who are older than 9 years old... (younger children would probably not enjoy as...More

Thank 2gowith3kids
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Hagley19807, Public Relations Manager at Hagley Museum and Library, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks so much for writing such a nice review of your experience at Hagley's gun powder tour! Steve is the best! I will be sure to pass along your kind words to him. We hope you are able to come visit us again soon at...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Hagley Museum on the bank of the Brandywine is simply beautiful. An indoor museum explains the DuPont history making gunpowder. Our historic outdoor exhibits are fascinating and there are many knowledgable docents to demonstrate and explain the processes. The historic home is lovely and...More

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

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review of your experience at Hagley! We're glad to hear you had a great experience visiting the indoor and outdoor exhibits and the first du Pont home. I will pass on your comments about the...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Not only is this one of Delaware’s natural treasures, it’s full of the states history. Each season brings its own natural beauty and walking the guounds is always a nature lovers treat. Like visiting several times a year

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Hagley19807, Public Relations Manager at Hagley Museum and Library, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks so much for writing a review of Hagley! We agree that the grounds are a nature lover's treat! We hope you'll be able to visit Hagley this summer to enjoy the beauty of the property.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

If you are at all interested in the history of the Dupont family, Hagley is a critical visit. This is where the DuPont Company established its first operation.....a gunpowder mill...in the U.S. And do it on foot. First, walk thru the enclosed and air conditioned...More

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Hagley19807, Public Relations Manager at Hagley Museum and Library, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

What a great review of Hagley! Thanks so much for taking the time to write your review and recommendations for future visitors to the museum. We hope you'll come visit again soon!

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Understand the history in the welcome centre. See the history on the ground as you walk and travel the museum. This is a place where attention to original detail is foremost. The grounds and trees form perfect shade in the hot sun. The staff are...More

Thank Builder4belstone
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Hagley19807, Public Relations Manager at Hagley Museum and Library, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks so much for writing such a great review of Hagley! We hope you'll visit the museum again soon!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great evening. Parking in/out for this event was easy. Lots of food available for purchase but we enjoyed our own picnic dinner before the fireworks. The kids area is a great addition. Our grandson loved the banner w/ fabric paints and the...More

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Hagley19807, Public Relations Manager at Hagley Museum and Library, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

I'm so glad to hear you had such a great time at Fireworks at Hagley and that your grandson enjoyed the event so much! I will pass your comments along to our event coordinators. They work so hard, and we really appreciate you taking the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I visited the Hagley Museum really not knowing what to expect. What we found was an amazing mostly guided tour of the DuPont's home, offices, gardens, and the "black powder factory" on the bank’s of the Brandywine River. Because of a fallen...More

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

Thanks so much for writing such a great review of your experience at Hagley Museum! I'm so glad to hear you had a great time while visiting the museum. We appreciate your patience and understanding with the fallen tree as well. We hope you are...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A very interesting place. Learn the history and see the way the place use to operate. Nice displays and working exhibits but it is not a place i would repeat a visit to.Side note, need better signage to drive to the place.

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

Thanks for your feedback and for taking the time to write a review. I apologize if you had trouble finding Hagley - we are working with our state transportation department to provide better signage.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to find out more about the beginnings of the gun powder industry and the DuPont family. Very good tour guides that tell you all about the buildings and the machinery that are preserved here. The house tour is also very...More

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

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review of your experience at Hagley! We hope you'll come visit us again soon.

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suhashmalewar
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It is 62 for a senior. I just called them for the answer.
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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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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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