Located on 235 acres along the banks of the Brandywine in Wilmington, Delaware, Hagley is the site of the gunpowder works founded by E. I. du Pont in 1802. This example of early American industry includes restored mills, a workers' community, and the ancestral home and gardens of the du Pont family.
At Hagley Museum, we invite people of all ages to investigate and experience the unfolding history of American business, technology, and innovation, and its impact on the world, from our home at the historic DuPont powder yards on the banks of the Brandywine.
Hagley Museum & Library collects, preserves, and interprets the unfolding history of American business, technology, and innovation with its world-class collection of manuscripts & archives, audiovisual materials, published works, and artifacts. Hagley collections are open to the public for research.
Opened to the public since 1957, the Hagley Museum and Library has educated millions of visitors and scholars on the history of business, industry, and innovation through educational exhibits and world-class research collections.