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Hagley Museum & Library

Map200 Hagley Creek Rd.
Rte. 141, east of Rte. 100

Wilmington, DE 19807
  • History Museums & Sites
  • Holiday


Located along the banks of the Brandywine River, Hagley was originally an early 19th century gunpowder mill. Today, history and science combine in hands-on exhibits. At the schoolroom in Worker’s Hill, solve puzzles and try writing with a quill pen. In DuPont Science & Discovery, you can see a real space shuttle suit and sit in Jeff Gordon’s NASCAR. Younger kids often like playing with the axles, levels and gears in "Easy Does It!"

KIDBIT: Through Jan. 1, The du Pont family’s ancestral home features exquisite decorations and items that highlight the season’s history during Holidays at Hagley. Swing by the second floor of the visitor center to cast your vote in the new gingerbread-house contest.

Cost Cutter

- FREE admission for families with a membership to a science museum that’s affiliated with the ASTC Travel Passport Program - FREE admission for those with a Brandywine Treasure Trail Passport; purchase a family pass for $95 that grants two adults and up to three kids (ages 17 & younger) free general admission to a dozen Brandywine Valley attractions. - FREE admission for active-duty military personnel and up to five guests as part of the Blue Star Museums program - FREE admission Sept. 22, 2018 during Museum Day Live

Additional Information:

E-mail Address:
County: DE - New Castle County
Ages: All Ages/Families
Elementary School Age
Middle School & Teens
Toddlers & Preschoolers
Offers Field Trips?: yes
Grades for Field Trips: 0 Kindergarten
Parties: yes
Free/Discounted Museum Days: ASTC Travel Passport Program
Blue Star Museums
Brandywine Treasure Trail Passport
International Museum Day
Museum Day Live

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