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Hagley Museum and Library

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  • 298 Buck Road East
  • Wilmington, DE 19807
  • Phone: (302) 658-2400
  • Fax: (302) 658-3267
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Located on 235 acres along the banks of the Brandywine River in Wilmington, Delaware, Hagley is the site of the gunpowder works founded by E. I. du Pont in 1802. Hagley Museum and Gardens is an example of early American industry including restored mills, a workers' community, and the ancestral home and gardens of the du Pont family. Hagley Museum and Gardens offers educational exhibits year-round and exciting seasonal events.

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“Unraveling Stories” Exhibition at the Hagley Museum

  • Address: 298 Buck Road East, Wilmington, DE 19807
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
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This experimental exhibition invites visitors to dig deeply into one object. Explore the stories what a large, hand-made hooked rug tells about the… View Details

Author Talk:“Inventing Baby Food: Taste, Health, and the Industrialization of the America"

  • Location: Soda House auditorium
  • Address: 298 Buck Road East, Wilmington, DE 19807
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Dr. Amy Bentley of New York University will discuss the creation of processed baby food by Gerber and other companies in mid-century America, and the… View Details

Bike and Hike

  • Address: 298 Buck Road East, Wilmington, DE 19807
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Stroll, jog, or cycle Hagley’s three-mile loop through the property from the Visitor Center to Eleutherian Mills and back. On the last Wednesday… View Details

Innovation with Libations: “For the Love of Chocolate” at the Hagley Museum

  • Address: 298 Buck Road East, Wilmington, DE 19807
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The Golden Pheasants welcome Eric and Ryan Berley from Philadelphia’s The Franklin Fountain and Shane Confectionery for “Innovation with… View Details

Science Saturday: Float Your Boat

  • Address: 298 Buck Road East, Wilmington, DE 19807
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Experiment and innovate with our series of family activities: Science Saturdays. Families work creatively together to solve a problem or make an… View Details

Walking Tour: H2 Oh!

  • Address: 298 Buck Road East, Wilmington, DE 19807
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 Learn about DuPont Company’s development of water power from the water wheel to the steam engine and how its innovation contributed to the… View Details

Walking Tour: Sights, Sounds, and Smells at the Hagley Museum

  • Address: 298 Buck Road East, Wilmington, DE 19807
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Visitors experience an in-depth, hands-on tour focused on gunpowder production in the Hagley Powder Yard and visit production areas rarely seen by… View Details

Walking Tour: Sights, Sounds, and Smells at the Hagley Museum

  • Address: 298 Buck Road East, Wilmington, DE 19807
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Visitors experience an in-depth, hands-on tour focused on gunpowder production in the Hagley Powder Yard and visit production areas rarely seen by… View Details

Walking Tour: Sights, Sounds, and Smells at the Hagley Museum

  • Address: 298 Buck Road East, Wilmington, DE 19807
  • View Website

Visitors experience an in-depth, hands-on tour focused on gunpowder production in the Hagley Powder Yard and visit production areas rarely seen by… View Details

Walking Tour: Sights, Sounds, and Smells at the Hagley Museum

  • Address: 298 Buck Road East, Wilmington, DE 19807
  • View Website

Visitors experience an in-depth, hands-on tour focused on gunpowder production in the Hagley Powder Yard and visit production areas rarely seen by… View Details

Walking Tour: What’s for Dinner? A Tale of Two Gardens at the Hagley Museum

  • Address: 298 Buck Road East, Wilmington, DE 19807
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Dig into two very different gardens – one fed the du Pont family and the other DuPont Company workers in the 1800s. This tour explores the… View Details

Walking Tour: Workers’ World at the Hagley Museum

  • Address: 298 Buck Road East, Wilmington, DE 19807
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Brandywine and worked for the DuPont Company in the black powder manufactory. This is the only tour that offers in-depth commentary about the workers… View Details

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