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Hagley Museum and Library

200 Hagley Creek Rd, Wilmington, DE 19807
+1 302-658-2400
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Hagley Museum provides history of DuPont gun powder development

The DuPonts left the French Revolution to begin producing gun powder at the Hagley site. You can... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jo-Ann M
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Winchester, Massachusetts
Don’t care about gun powder

I went here only because my mother wanted to. Had seen nice photos on trip advisor that were... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Amy545
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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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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200 Hagley Creek Rd, Wilmington, DE 19807
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+1 302-658-2400
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The DuPonts left the French Revolution to begin producing gun powder at the Hagley site. You can visit each stage of gun powder development. While this didn't sound very interesting to me, it turned out I was fascinated and stayed longer than planned. The site...More

Thank Jo-Ann M
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Hagley19807, Public Relations Manager at Hagley Museum and Library, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for writing such a lovely review of your experience at Hagley! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to the museum. Please come see us again soon!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went here only because my mother wanted to. Had seen nice photos on trip advisor that were clearly photoshopped. It’s actually not that great. The geese are gross.

Thank Amy545
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Hagley19807, Public Relations Manager at Hagley Museum and Library, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your feedback. We apologize if your visit to Hagley did not meet your expectations. We'd be happy to provide complimentary passes if you'd like to visit again. Please reach out to our marketing manager, Jessica Eisenbrey, at jeisenbrey@hagley.org.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Learned about black powder. This museum can handle crowds and is so interesting. Did not know about black powder. Toured this and the Dupont House which is beautiful. Nice decorations and the grounds were gorgeous and well kept. It was a pleasure to visitt.

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

Thank you so much for your review of Hagley! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience. Please come visit the museum again soon!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fabulous historic site! The name is very misleading as it’s actually more like a village than a museum. I imagined it would be a converted mill but it’s actually the original mill village with a visitor’s centre which includes exhibits. Honestly you...More

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

Thank you so much for writing such a great review of your experience at Hagley! We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour and the gunpowder demonstrations. We hope you're able to come back sometime to tour our historical home and truly make...More

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

I highly recommend the 3rd floor of the visitor's center it is very hands-on cool things. I also liked the limited edition for Spring Break activities. They were really fun!

Thank xandermoscrip10
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Hagley19807, Public Relations Manager at Hagley Museum and Library, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for writing a review of Hagley! We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed the spring break activities. We hope you can come visit again soon!

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

The history of the DuPont family is fascinating! Very friendly staff every where we went. Lovely gift shop with reasonable prices, featuring local artisans. Highly recommend.

Thank Susan W
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Hagley19807, Public Relations Manager at Hagley Museum and Library, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for writing such a nice review of your experience at Hagley! We hope you're able to visit us again soon.

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Reviewed 30 March 2018

Fantastic tour of the history of the duPont family's work. Great diaramas that kids love, beautiful grounds to walk.

1  Thank Julie D
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Hagley19807, Public Relations Manager at Hagley Museum and Library, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for writing a review of Hagley! Come visit us again soon!

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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

We got to the Hagley at 3:30 on a Saturday and only had time to visit the museum and the gift shop. We returned the next day to tour the mansion and the gun powder mill. There were other things to see and do, but...More

1  Thank Kay M
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Hagley19807, Public Relations Manager at Hagley Museum and Library, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2018

Thank you so much for writing a review of your visit to Hagley! We hope you can come back for a visit when the weather is warmer, and you can see our garden in bloom. It's beautiful in the spring and summer months!

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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Loved touring hagley at Christmas. A must see If you are in Delaware during the holidays. The mansion on the Brandywine is beautiful

1  Thank memcconnell
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Hagley19807, Public Relations Manager at Hagley Museum and Library, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Thanks so much for writing a review of Hagley at Christmastime! We hope you're able to come visit the museum again soon. The property is beautiful in the springtime, and we have a great summer Bike & Hike & Brews series!

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Known as "Where the DuPont story began" this is a great place to learn about the origins of DuPont...making gunpowder! Great tour, small gift shop with good selection, nice grounds. Worth a trip!

Thank S6742JEmarilynm
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Hagley19807, Public Relations Manager at Hagley Museum and Library, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Thanks so much for writing a review of Hagley! We hope you're able to come visit us again soon.

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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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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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