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Hagley Museum and Library
Ranked #1 of 76 things to do in Wilmington
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Baby buggy parking, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift
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 23 April 2018

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 23 April 2018

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 they were better with kids. We had been touring the area for a few days and had already seen so much, we didn’t mind taking it easy. The museum will allow you to return for 7 days on your originally purchased ticket. It was the du Ponts first state and was not as impressive as some others, but we missed the famous gardens since it was still very cold when we toured. A bus will take you up and back from the Visitor’s Center, and a docent will take you on about an hour tour of the home. We enjoyed it quite a bit.

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!

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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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