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Hagley Museum and Library

200 Hagley Creek Road, Wilmington, DE 19807
+1 302-658-2400
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Beautiful, interesting

Lovely Christmas decorations in the family home. Very informative tour director. Sadly not... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Janet D
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Unionville
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Amazing

Hagley Museum and Library is an amazing step back in history and Americana. “(It) is the site of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Marc S
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Randolph, New Jersey
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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 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely Christmas decorations in the family home. Very informative tour director. Sadly not handicapped accessible except for the grounds.More

Thank Janet D
Hagley19807, Public Relations Manager at Hagley Museum and Library, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for writing a review of your visit to Hagley. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed our Christmas decorations. Unfortunately, as you mentioned, there are parts of the property that are not handicapped accessible due to the nature of how...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Hagley Museum and Library is an amazing step back in history and Americana. “(It) is the site of the gunpowder works founded by E. I. du Pont in 1802. It is simply remarkable. It exceeded expectations, with each “guide” providing an entertaining story complemented by...More

Thank Marc S
Hagley19807, Public Relations Manager at Hagley Museum and Library, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

What a lovely review of Hagley! Thank you for taking the time to write such a great and thorough review of your visit to the museum. We hope you're able to come visit us again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always learning something new even after numerous visits. House tours are great!! Belin Cafe offers a high end variation on common "Site" food. I recommend the tortellini!!More

Thank Pantera63
Hagley19807, Public Relations Manager at Hagley Museum and Library, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are delighted that you enjoy the museum so much to be a repeat visitor. If you haven't done so yet, please look into our membership offerings - it would be a great benefit for you if you visit us often! Come see us again...More

Reviewed 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 9 November 2017 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 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 31 October 2017

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

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Hagley19807, Public Relations Manager at Hagley Museum and Library, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

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 28 October 2017

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

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Hagley19807, Public Relations Manager at Hagley Museum and Library, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

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 25 October 2017

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 30 October 2017

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

Reviewed 23 October 2017

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 30 October 2017

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 22 October 2017

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 23 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of Hagley Museum! We hope you're able to 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
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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