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Address: 200 Hagley Creek Road, Wilmington, DE 19807
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+1 302-658-2400
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Hagley is the former industrial site of the original black powder works of...

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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I visited the Hagley Museum on my trip to Wilmington earlier this year. When my BFF & I arrived, we missed the hourly tour bus to view the Dupont's vast property. So we ventured... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I visited the Hagley Museum on my trip to Wilmington earlier this year. When my BFF & I arrived, we missed the hourly tour bus to view the Dupont's vast property. So we ventured throughout the museum. It's small and quaint and can be a quick exploration of about 30 minutes

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Hagley property has a beautiful stroll along the Brandywine with educational stops along the way.

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Thank HM072016
Hagley19807, Public Relations Manager at Hagley Museum and Library, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of Hagley. The museum does have a beautiful property. We invite you to come out this summer for our Bike and Hike series to explore all parts of Hagley! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I go back again and again and there is always something new to learn. The inside tour as well as the walk through the old machinery is fascinating.

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Hagley19807, Public Relations Manager at Hagley Museum and Library, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of Hagley! We love our frequent visitors like you. If you're not already a member, we invite you to consider becoming one - it is a bargain and members can purchase tickets to our summer fireworks shows! More 

Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Our tour today was extremely interesting. The self guided museum exhibits were not just pictures with short text. There were dioramas, interactive and well constructed displays. We took the shuttle tour of the grounds which are immense. Our guide was amazing. She has been with Hagley for 25 years and it shows. Her wealth of information and ability to answer... More 

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Hagley19807, Public Relations Manager at Hagley Museum and Library, responded to this review

Thank you so much for writing such a great review of your experience at Hagley! It sounds like you had an informative tour. Our tour guides are great at what they do! We invite you to come visit us again soon, perhaps for our Maker Fest on April 29. Feel free to visit our website or Facebook pages to see... More 

Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

This place has it all. They have fantastic gardens and the history you learn is incredible. Must see.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

The museum is situated in a big spacious land. Visitors can have a nice walk around the vicinity which still have the old houses and a church. This museum is rich in history of the E.I. duPont family and how the family business started in 1800s with making gunpowder and grew into a big 500 Fortune company. Really worth a... More 

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Hagley19807, Public Relations Manager at Hagley Museum and Library, responded to this review

Thank you for writing such a nice review of Hagley! We hope you'll come visit us again soon. The property is beautiful in the spring! More 

West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

A beautiful property of gardens and historic buildings - great for history lovers and kids. It also is the depository of the history of the DuPont's. Nice exhibits and buildings/rooms for rent for special events. Worth a visit.

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Hagley19807, Public Relations Manager at Hagley Museum and Library, responded to this review

Jeff, thank you so much for writing a review of Hagley! We're so grateful to our visitors who take the time to write reviews and provide us feedback on their experience. We hope to see you at Hagley sometime again soon! More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

This is right down the street from the house and we make it our destination on our daily walks. We only wish they would let us run or even better walk up to the main house.

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Hagley19807, Public Relations Manager at Hagley Museum and Library, responded to this review

Thank you so much for writing a review of Hagley! We think this is a beautiful place to walk, too! Unfortunately, we cannot allow the upper property area to be accessible to pedestrians year-round for safety reasons, but we do allow guests to walk, run, or bike the upper property during our summertime Bike and Hike series. That series runs... More 

Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I have been to Hagley so many times I cannot give an estimate. It is the foremost research center in the country, perhaps in the world, for American business history. In the collections are sizeable archives for many of the great American businesses. This sort of thing is for the specialist. For the general public, there are exhibits inside the... More 

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Hagley19807, Public Relations Manager at Hagley Museum and Library, responded to this review

Thank you so much for writing such a thorough review of Hagley! We are so appreciative of our visitors who come to the museum often throughout the year. Mark your calendar for our upcoming Maker Fest on April 29 - it will be a great event! :) More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

This is the original site of the DuPont Company, where gunpowder was made. It is located along the Brandywine River, which provided the power for the mills. There is something for everyone at this museum: a beautiful natural setting along the Brandywine, American history, manufacturing history, engineering of the mills, the original DuPont family home, gardens and more. For scholars... More 

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Hagley19807, Public Relations Manager at Hagley Museum and Library, responded to this review

What a great review of the museum! Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your experience at Hagley. We have some terrific events throughout the year, and we'd love to have you back for those! More 

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