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Hagley Museum and Library


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200 Hagley Creek Road
Wilmington, DE 19807
United States

(??.? miles from you)


Hagley Museum and Library

Hagley Museum and Library
Hagley Museum and Library
Hagley Museum and Library
Hagley Museum and Library
Hagley Museum and Library
Hagley Museum and Library
Hagley Museum and Library
Hagley Museum and Library
Hagley Museum and Library
Hagley Museum and Library

(??.? miles from you)

200 Hagley Creek Road
Wilmington, DE 19807
United States


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Why You Should Go...

Hagley is the site of the gunpowder works founded by E. I. du Pont in 1802, located on 235 acres along the banks of the Brandywine in Wilmington, De. This example of early American industry includes restored mills, a

Walk through Hagley’s industrial past on the Powder Yard Trail.  The trail is designed to explain the process of how the DuPont Company made blasting powder and gunpowder. The process of manufacturing explosive black powder can be broken down into three major phases: preparation, production, and packing. You will also discover the purpose of many buildings and sites throughout the powder yards.

The lure of Hagley’s stunning riverside landscape reveals a remarkable combination of experiences for visitors to bring this chapter of American history alive. No advanced reservation is required. 

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Why You Should Go...

Hagley is the site of the gunpowder works founded by E. I. du Pont in 1802, located on 235 acres along the banks of the Brandywine in Wilmington, De. This example of early American industry includes restored mills, a workers’ hill, and the ancestral home and garden of the du Pont family.

Walk through Hagley’s industrial past on the Powder Yard Trail.  The trail is designed to explain the process of how the DuPont Company made blasting powder and gunpowder. The process of manufacturing explosive black powder can be broken down into three major phases: preparation, production, and packing. You will also discover the purpose of many buildings and sites throughout the powder yards.

The lure of Hagley’s stunning riverside landscape reveals a remarkable combination of experiences for visitors to bring this chapter of American history alive. No advanced reservation is required. 

What You Should Know...

Open: Year-Round

Hours: Closed Now. Opens 10:00 AM

10:00am - 5:00pm, Daily

Cost: Less than $25

Payment: Cash, MC, Visa, Discover, Debit

Discounts: Seniors, Students, Military

Access: Wheelchair

Parking: Free On-site

Available: Self-Guided Tour, Vending Machines, Family Restroom, Changing Station, Shuttle Service, Meeting/Conference Rooms, Banquet Facilities, Wi-fi, Gift Shop, Souvenirs

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Insider Info

Open year round, except for Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.  Early closing on Christmas Eve Day at 2 p.m.

Buses leave the Visitor Center every hour on weekdays. Buses leave the Visitor Center every half hour on weekends.

Plan to spend 2-3 hours at Hagley to allow enough time to explore the grounds, gardens, and outdoor exhibitions. There will be plenty of walking, so be sure to wear comfortable shoes. The grounds include both indoor and outdoor exhibits. Please plan your visit accordingly. 

Fun Facts

DuPont’s workplace motto of “Safety First” originated in the need to keep the powder yards as safe as possible for its workers.

All workers were checked at the gates for matches, alcohol, and metal in shoes, suspenders, and belts.

Near the E.I. du Pont Garden, you will find a Delaware State Champion Osage orange tree.  At about 350 years old, it is the second-largest in the nation.

Hagley’s rock quarry contains Blue Gneiss (pronounced “nice”), commonly known as blue rock.  It is from this type of rock Wilmington’s minor league baseball team gets its name.

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Why You Should Go...

Hagley is the site of the gunpowder works founded by E. I. du Pont in 1802, located on 235 acres along the banks of the Brandywine in Wilmington, De. This example of early American industry includes restored mills, a workers’ hill, and the ancestral home and garden of the du Pont family.

Walk through Hagley’s industrial past on the Powder Yard Trail.  The trail is designed to explain the process of how the DuPont Company made blasting powder and gunpowder. The process of manufacturing explosive black powder can be broken down into three major phases: preparation, production, and packing. You will also discover the purpose of many buildings and sites throughout the powder yards.

The lure of Hagley’s stunning riverside landscape reveals a remarkable combination of experiences for visitors to bring this chapter of American history alive. No advanced reservation is required. 

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What You Should Know...

Open: Year-Round

Hours: Closed Now. Opens 10:00 AM

10:00am - 5:00pm, Daily

Cost: Less than $25

Payment: Cash, MC, Visa, Discover, Debit

Discounts: Seniors, Students, Military

Access: Wheelchair

Parking: Free On-site

Available: Self-Guided Tour, Vending Machines, Family Restroom, Changing Station, Shuttle Service, Meeting/Conference Rooms, Banquet Facilities, Wi-fi, Gift Shop, Souvenirs

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  • Bike & Hike Brews Presented by Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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    Bike & Hike Brews Presented by Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

    Hagley Museum and Library

    Bike & Hike Brews Presented by Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
    Head to Hagley Museum for Bike & Hike & Brews! Stroll, jog, or bike through the most beautiful mile of the Brandywine. Bring a picnic and enjoy Hagley's spectacular grounds. Admission is $3, and free for Hagley members and children five and under. Receive a discount with a ticket bundle with 10 admission tickets for $25. Please note that this event is weather-dependent. Use Hagley’s main entrance off Route 141 in Wilmington, Delaware. No advanced reservation is required. 

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Open year round, except for Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.  Early closing on Christmas Eve Day at 2 p.m.

Buses leave the Visitor Center every hour on weekdays. Buses leave the Visitor Center every half hour on weekends.

Plan to spend 2-3 hours at Hagley to allow enough time to explore the grounds, gardens, and outdoor exhibitions. There will be plenty of walking, so be sure to wear comfortable shoes. The grounds include both indoor and outdoor exhibits. Please plan your visit accordingly. 

Fun Facts

DuPont’s workplace motto of “Safety First” originated in the need to keep the powder yards as safe as possible for its workers.

All workers were checked at the gates for matches, alcohol, and metal in shoes, suspenders, and belts.

Near the E.I. du Pont Garden, you will find a Delaware State Champion Osage orange tree.  At about 350 years old, it is the second-largest in the nation.

Hagley’s rock quarry contains Blue Gneiss (pronounced “nice”), commonly known as blue rock.  It is from this type of rock Wilmington’s minor league baseball team gets its name.

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