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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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“Cluck, Pluck, and Luck: The Improbable Early History of Delmarva’s Chicken Industry ”

  • Address: 298 Buck Road East, Wilmington, DE 19807
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An Ocean View housewife ordered 50 chicks in 1923 and received 500. DuPont Highway was completed in 1924. Demand for Kosher meat in New York City was… View Details

“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

All-American Day: Diamond State Base Ball Club vs. Lewes Base Ball Club at the Hagley Museum

  • Address: 298 Buck Road East, Wilmington, DE 19807
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Enjoy a historically accurate nineteenth-century “Base Ball” game between Diamond State Base Ball Club and Lewes Base Ball Club. Come… View Details

Bike and Hike Dog Day

  • Address: 298 Buck Road East, Wilmington, DE 19807
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Visitors may bring their dogs, normally not permitted on museum grounds, and walk our three-mile loop through the property from the Visitor Center to… View Details

Bike and Hike Dog Day

  • Address: 298 Buck Road East, Wilmington, DE 19807
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Visitors may bring their dogs, normally not permitted on museum grounds, and walk our three-mile loop through the property from the Visitor Center to… View Details

Bike and Hike Dog Day

  • Address: 298 Buck Road East, Wilmington, DE 19807
  • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 1st
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Visitors may bring their dogs, normally not permitted on museum grounds, and walk our three-mile loop through the property from the Visitor Center to… View Details

Fantastic Fibers at Hagley

  • Address: 298 Buck Road East, Wilmington, DE 19807
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Whether you sew, knit, hook, or knot, you will weave together a day of fun with this textile-focused family event. Guests will learn a new skill like… View Details

Science Saturday: Bridge the Divide

  • 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

Science Saturday: Pump It Up at the Hagley Museum

  • 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

Science Saturday: Stream Water Testing at the Hagley Museum

  • 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

Science Saturday: Tune into Science

  • 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: Rocks and Roll Mills

  • Address: 298 Buck Road East, Wilmington, DE 19807
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Visitors explore the geology of the Brandywine Valley and its impact on the milling industry. Take home a piece of Delaware Blue Rock as a souvenir.… View Details

Walking Tour: Sights, Sounds, and Smells

  • 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

Water Works at Hagley

  • Address: 298 Buck Road East, Wilmington, DE 19807
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Celebrate water, its properties and uses. Make a splash with cool games like water balloon ring toss and water balloon long shot. Dive into ecology… View Details

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