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Hagley Museum and Library

200 Hagley Creek Road, Wilmington, DE 19807
+1 302-658-2400
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Hagley Museum Historical Car Show

This year, I attended the 2017 Hagley Museum, Hagley Car Show. This year was another record... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Muscratsam
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Newark, Delaware
A step back in time.

This is where it all began for the DuPont family. The production of black powder proved to be very... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
VisitWilmingtonDE
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Wilmington, Delaware
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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200 Hagley Creek Road, Wilmington, DE 19807
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This year, I attended the 2017 Hagley Museum, Hagley Car Show. This year was another record breaker for displayed cars. There were electric cars, steam powered cars, modified and stock cars, mass produced and limited production vehicles. So many cars and only 6 hours to...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is where it all began for the DuPont family. The production of black powder proved to be very profitable and the beginning of an empire. The grounds are beautiful and you are free to wander at will. The docents are well informed and helpful....More

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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 will come visit the museum again soon - the property is beautiful in the winter and spring!

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Informative guides at all areas- home, millwork, school house, workers hill, steam engine exhibit. Various demonstrations of black powder manufacturing. 40% of the blackpowder went to the Union during the Civil War. Delaware allowed slavery and did not secede from the Union.

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

Thank you so much for writing a review of Hagley! We hope you'll come visit the museum again. It's decorated beautifully in the winter!

Reviewed 1 week ago

I attended a wedding here and it was magical. So much beauty so close to a terrible city. This truly is a hidden gem.

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

Hagley weddings are beautiful! Thank you for writing a review - we hope you'll stop into the museum the next time you're in town!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic place to visit and explore new things , we could not believe all the exciting things that we encountered on our day trip o Wilmington Delaware.

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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 writing a review of Hagley! We hope you'll come see us again the next time you're in town.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took a visitor to see the birthplace of the DuPont company, while it was still around! Very impressive history, including the powder mills, the museum- with both historical exhibits and more recent technical advances made by the company. The mansion with several hundreds of items...More

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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 taking the time to write a review of your experience at Hagley! Please come see us again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Some times it pays up to just go for it. Due to the rain we had Olga all to ourselves. Such an interesting family history. Interesting property on the context of the other 2.

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

You truly lucked out - Olga is a great tour guide! We're glad the rain didn't hamper your experience at Hagley. Thanks for coming to see us - we hope you'll visit again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the tour of Hagley Museum and Library. The demonstrations of the black powder ignition, working machine shop, and steam engine were fascinating (and ingenious for their time). The tour of the DuPont home was very good - the guide, Judy, informative and...More

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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 writing such a great review of your experience at Hagley! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Please come see us again!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great experience when you spend an afternoon at this amazing village. The best part are the tour guides and shuttle bus drivers who not only are well educated on their particular section of the DuPont gunpowder grounds, but they are super friendly and...More

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

Thank you for writing such a lovely review of your experience at Hagley! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. Please come see us again soon, perhaps to see our holiday decorations in December!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hagley is all about the du Pont family and their early business profucing all-important black powder. Calling Hagley a museum is a gross understatement. It is a beautiful tract of land with wooded hills, the Brandywine river flowing through it and lots of historic stone...More

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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 writing such a lovely review of your experience at Hagley! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Please come visit us again soon - the property is beautiful in the fall!

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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
29 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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