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Hagley Museum And Library, Wilmington

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Hagley Museum And Library presents the history of the DuPont family, their famous company, and their employees and long-time servants. Check out the museum's interactive exhibits, videos, and dioramas to learn about various DuPont innovations, such as nylon, Teflon, NASCAR products, and kevlar, and how the company's and family's lifestyle changed during the Industrial Revolution. The library houses a major research collection of manuscripts, archives, photographs, and books documenting the history of American business and technology. The site provides free parking, lunch facilities and picnic areas, plus complimentary transportation to the three major areas of the site. To visit Hagley Museum And Library and other attractions in Wilmington, use our Wilmington trip planner.
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  • Hagley is a gunpowder factory, in operation from 1802 to 1920, sited to utilize water power from the Brandywine River; actually, a factory town, with worker housing and school and the fancy home of...  more »
  • We thoroughly enjoyed our visit! What made it so great was all the information the staff/volunteers share with you! We found it all fascinating. The gentleman (John?) that was in the steel shop...  more »
  • This place is wonderful! I grew up in NJ and didn't even know it was there. The staff are very knowledgeable and happy to tell you about everything. Great walking paths and lots of information. Got a membership so we can go again soon!
  • $15 entrance fee allows you spend all day at this wonderful museum complex. Staff is top notch, lots to see, great exhibits with staff that knows how to narrate the story of DuPont's black powder in the US. Large spralinng facility with continuous short bus service; great walk as well if you so choose. We spent 5 hours and did not see everything. Well worth the time and small fee. You won't be disappointed. Get there early!
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