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Hagley Museum & Library

39°46'39.79"N  75°34'46.91"W

200 Hagley Creek Road, just off Route 141
Wilmington, DE 19807

Phone: (302) 658-2400
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Hagley Museum and Library is the historic site of the gunpowder works founded by E. I. du Pont in 1802. The estate is located on 235 acres along the Brandywine River in the charming town of Greenville.

This example of early-American industry illustrates how waterways provide cultural, economic and environmental value to a region, all at the same time. Between the ruins and the river, you don't want to forget your camera. See for yourself in this YouTube video:

The grounds surrounding Hagley are home to 110 species of tree, 18 of which are state champions. But to gain access to this arboretum, you'll have to pay a nominal fee. Also, please leave "Fido" at home. No dogs are allowed.

Visit on a Wednesday during July and August to take advantage of the museum's "Bike and Hike" promotion. Walkers and bikers are welcome to explore the grounds for just $2 a head between 5 and 8 p.m.

While small, Hagley's 0.8-mile trail system is recognized as a National Recreation Trail by the U.S. Department of Interior.

Photo by the Hagley Museum and Library

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