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Hagley Museum and Library

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Beautiful look back at history

Definitely, a place to get some fresh air and learn a little bit about our past. I must see in... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Danette C
This is a fun and historical place to visit with the kids or otherwise!

This is a fun and historical place to visit to learn about the history of the area. Don't miss the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Adventurer213809
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About
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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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200 Hagley Creek Rd, Wilmington, DE 19807
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 6 December 2009

We recently spent a wonderful day at the Hagley Museum. Who knew this was such an amazing place? The location was originally the site of the gunpowder works that was founded by E.I. duPont in the early 1800's. I never even knew the duPont family...More

13  Thank MiouMiou
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 1 April 2014 via mobile

You can either take a walking tour on your own, which takes about a hour. Or, you can sign up for the 2+ hour formal tour. The longer tour is offered twice a day and the timing of our arrival did not coincide well with...More

2  Thank MNwanderers
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Definitely, a place to get some fresh air and learn a little bit about our past. I must see in Delaware.

Thank Danette C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fun and historical place to visit to learn about the history of the area. Don't miss the museum of the DuPont artifacts.

Thank Adventurer213809
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to learn more about the DuPont family, it's influence in the United States and its contributions to science, energy and technology, this is a great place to visit. The grounds are nice in that you can walk between various site locations or...More

Thank hawaiian_rays
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived about 1:20 at the visitors center ( missed the walkthrough display as we rushed to catch the bus) and left at closing 4:15. Multiple bus stops with guided demonstrations or tours at each stop. You can walk the area too but very windy and...More

1  Thank billw934
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is a reason the Harley Museum is the number one museum in Wilmington! The historical importance of this museum can’t be emphasized. A job well done by the staff in both presentation and presentation of all the information about the early DuPont family. Plan...More

Thank CalvertHiker
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband especially enjoyed touring this facility and learning about the manufacture of black powder and some of the history of the du Pont family in America. We particularly enjoyed the demonstrations of early power tools--powered by water, that is. It's clear 5he guides and...More

Thank SJS813
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even jaded teens might find Hagley interesting with demos of gunpowder, mill machinery, a steam engine and working workshop machinery. Right on the beautiful Brandywine Creek, learn the early story of the du Pont family in Delaware and how they became the most prominent family...More

Thank Ian B
Reviewed 9 October 2018

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 6 October 2018

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 3 October 2018

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

Thank marpatana3
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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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