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Hagley Museum and Library

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Educational and Interesting

My husband and I took our friend from N. Ireland here to give her some history about the area and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Linda K
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Wilmington, Delaware
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Spent the morning here. Excellent demonstrations on use of water power and testing of black... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mathilda73
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Hamburg, New York
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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I took our friend from N. Ireland here to give her some history about the area and we all had a wonderful day exploring the museum, Dupont home and grounds and the powder mill and learning about the family and the way...More

Thank Linda K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent the morning here. Excellent demonstrations on use of water power and testing of black powder. Also includes a tour of the DuPont house.

Thank Mathilda73
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hagley is worth checking out! Great tours with lots of Delaware History! Lots of tour guides full of knowledge. Beautiful!

Thank marpatana3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Each year we attend the annual classic car show in September at Hagley museum. There are usually tons of cars, many of them antique or unique. Each year they feature a different class of cars. They have 2 parades of cars during the day as...More

Thank daisyferret1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nicely presented information about something that was totally unfamiliar to us. We went on a Monday in September, and a few building are closed except for the summer, and there was only one floor of exhibits in the visitor's center, rather than three floors mentioned...More

Thank Dreamer320
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took a day trip from NYC to Wilmington, DE, just to get out of the city. Since this place is the #1 attraction in Wilmington according to Tripadvisor, I decided to take an Uber from downtown and check it out. The photos don't do...More

Thank Susan N
Hagley19807, Public Relations Manager at Hagley Museum and Library, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review of Hagley! I'm so glad to hear you had a great experience on your day trip to Wilmington. The property is beautiful during the fall and also spring - we hope you'll come visit again!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great insight into duPont history in Delaware. Demonstrations of gun powder mills and machinery, interesting science and research behind duPont, and also a beautiful setting.

Thank ksam071
Hagley19807, Public Relations Manager at Hagley Museum and Library, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for writing a review of Hagley! We hope you will visit us again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My cousin and I went to the library annex and found what we were searching for quickly because of the super helpful staff. Can't say enough good things about how knowledgeable and cooperative they were.

Thank Mary Ann L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful museum re unique DuPont family that was a tour de force in the history of Delaware. Hike on the grounds on the Brandywine River..beautiful. Family mansion well worth the tour. A real gem.

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

Thank you so much for writing a review of Hagley! We hope you will come visit the museum again soon - the grounds are especially beautiful in the fall!

Reviewed 11 September 2018

When I was a schoolgirl in Wilmington, my class took a field trip to Hagley Museum. That visit lodged itself into my memory so firmly that I thought it imperative to take my own three boys to see how a mill works and to see...More

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Hagley19807, Public Relations Manager at Hagley Museum and Library, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2018

Thank you so much for writing such a thorough review of your visit to Hagley! We are so glad to hear that your sons loved the experience as well! Although we are planning a significant remodeling of our exhibit space, we do intend to keep...More

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suhashmalewar
16 February 2018|
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Response from cjdesai | Reviewed this property |
It is 62 for a senior. I just called them for the answer.
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DaleNewJersey
4 June 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
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SalPurkins
20 January 2017|
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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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