The Hagley Museum & Library is located on 235 pristine acres along the Brandywine River in Wilmington, Delaware. The museum and library is a display and history of American industry and innovation. As you visit the sites at Hagley, you will run across actors portraying members of the du Pont family as well as their workers.
On the property there are restored Powder Mills, the Worker's Hill Community where the workers lived, and the ancestral home of the du Pont family. The first office of the DuPont family was constructed in 1837, and is open for visitors. The office remained The DuPont companies epicenter for more than fifty years. The Hagley Museum & Library has demonstrations of the only operating black powder roll mill in the United States. On the Powder Yard's there are three dams, several mill buildings, and more than a mile of infrastructure. The duPont gardens are also an amazing part of the Hagley Museum & Library as botany was E.I. du Pont's true passion. The Workers' Hill Community is a place once filled with immigrant workers and their families.
The Hagley Museum & Library is a step back in time as well as a history and look at the du Pont family, company, and the products that the du Pont family has brought to the world. Located near the Brandywine Zoo, Winterthur Gardens and Library, and Longwood Gardens this is a trip worth taking.