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Hagley Museum and Library

200 Hagley Creek Road, Wilmington, DE 19807
+1 302-658-2400
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beautiful gardens

the gardens were beautiful, even though it was November. The leaves were turning color and the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
brealjs
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Tucson, Arizona
A fall afternoon

The plethora of volunteers there made an afternoon very enjoyable for our 6 and 11 year old grand... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
David G
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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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200 Hagley Creek Road, Wilmington, DE 19807
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Reviewed 5 days ago

the gardens were beautiful, even though it was November. The leaves were turning color and the whole estate was magnificent

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

Thank you so much for writing a review of your experience at Hagley! We hope you come visit us again soon. The grounds are beautiful in the spring as well!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The plethora of volunteers there made an afternoon very enjoyable for our 6 and 11 year old grand children. The museum was suitable for them as was the hay ride.

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

We're so glad to hear you had an enjoyable experience at Hagley! We hope you can come visit us again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was in the area for work and had one afternoon free to visit some sites. I went to the Hagley Museum and am very glad I did. Especially glad i did this first before other DuPont Mansions in the area. This is the start...More

Thank Romansky1
Hagley19807, Public Relations Manager at Hagley Museum and Library, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for writing a review of your experience at Hagley! We are so glad you were able to visit us while you were in town. Please come visit us again if you're back in the area.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hagley is the site of the gunpowder works founded by E. I. du Pont in 1802. The demonstrations were excellent and one I thing I really enjoyed was being able to walk around the site at my own pace and speaking with all the docents....More

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a thorough review of your visit to Hagley! There is so much to see and do on the property that it can take up an entire day. We hope you're able to visit us...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is mostly a tour of a gun powder plant that started in the early 1800s by E.I. Dupont, which grew into the current chemical company. There is also his mansion and extensive grounds and some historic vehicles including a large Conestoga wagon. The guides...More

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

Thank you for writing a review of your experience at Hagley! We hope you're able to visit again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After passing by this place on several trips, we decided to give this museum a try on our way back home from Philadelphia. Are we glad we made the time to try out this museum. The tour with the guide is way worth the time....More

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

We're so glad you were able to visit Hagley! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of your experience. Please come visit us again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Learned about the DuPont family's contribution to the manufacturing of gunpowder along with family life of both the DuPont's and the workers at Hagley

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of Hagley Museum! We hope you're able to visit us again soon.

Reviewed 17 October 2017

This 235 acre indoor/outdoor museum offers a wonderful opportunity to learn about the life of E. I. du Pont and the makings of gun powder--one of America's earliest industries. This museum complex is situated alongside the lovely Brandywine River, a site chosen by du Pont...More

Thank LongIslandMabel
Hagley19807, Public Relations Manager at Hagley Museum and Library, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

What a lovely review! Thank you so much for taking the time to write so thoroughly about your experience at Hagley. We hope you'll be able to visit soon to see the first du Pont home!

Reviewed 16 October 2017

The DuPont family became fabulously wealthy--and this powder works was the foundation of their success. Knowledgeable tour guides give a detailed account of the history of the powder works and the branch of the family who lived here. The demonstrations of the mechanical works and...More

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Hagley19807, Public Relations Manager at Hagley Museum and Library, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

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

Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I toured the Hagley Museum. Hagley is the former residence of a DuPont cousin. This is the location of the Dupont’s first Gunpowder Factory and DuPont’s office. The tour was wonderful and we both really enjoyed it. The first stop is the...More

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Hagley19807, Public Relations Manager at Hagley Museum and Library, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Thank you so much for writing such a great review of your experience at Hagley! It sounds like you had a wonderful day at the museum. We hope you're able to come visit us again soon!

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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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Bindi N
30 November 2016|
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Response from Hagley19807 | Property representative |
Hello Bindi, A visit to Hagley can last anywhere from about 90 minutes to a whole day, depending on how much you'd like to do. Your tour will start off in the Visitor Center, where we have three floors of exhibits. From the... More
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