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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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Holidays at Hagley

  • Address: 298 Buck Road East, Wilmington, DE 19807
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
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The 1803 du Pont family ancestral home, Eleutherian Mills, will feature holiday decorations and interpretation on the French traditions of exchanging… View Details

Invention Convention: “Lights and Lasers”

  • Address: 298 Buck Road East, Wilmington, DE 19807
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Families work together to build inventions using everyday household items, and safely take apart electronics and gadgets to see how they are made.… View Details

Science Saturday: The Science of Nylon

  • 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

Thanksgiving Weekend Family Activities

  • Address: 298 Buck Road East, Wilmington, DE 19807
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
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Bring your family and out-of-town guests to explore Hagley’s holiday traditions. Sample 19th century holiday dishes like roast duck, play… View Details

Twilight Tours of Eleutherian Mills Residence at Hagley

  • Address: 298 Buck Road East, Wilmington, DE 19807
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Tuesday
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Enjoy a rare opportunity to see Eleutherian Mills, the first du Pont family home built in America, dressed for the holidays and illuminated with… View Details

Walking Tour: “Sights, Sounds, and Smells”

  • Address: 201 Buck Road East, Wilmington, DE 19807
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In this walking tour of the powder yard, guests experience an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the black powder process and can try their hand at… View Details

Winter Weekday Guided Tours

  • Address: 298 Buck Road East, Wilmington, DE 19807
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Visitors may take a two-hour guided tour of Hagley’s 235-acre site. Stops include Eleutherian Mills, the first du Pont family home built in… View Details

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