Cannon Firing Demonstration
Cannon firings in the Hagley Powder Yards demonstrate how black powder was made and used. Demonstrations take place next to the Millwright Shop.
Cannon firings take place at:
Included in admission, free for members.
Demonstration dates are subject to change and often dates are added each season. Please check back to see additional dates as they are added.
An in-depth, hands-on tour focused on gunpowder production, which ends with an explosive finish(!), is available on our Sights, Sounds and Smells Walking Tour.
The signal cannon is our main demonstration tool. Burning dish or mortar (cannonball) cannon firings are not available at every demonstration.
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Stop in anytime during one of our wedding open houses to visit the Soda House, Hagley's primary wedding venue.
GPS Address: 298 Buck Rd, Wilmington DE 19807
Visitors explore the geology of the Brandywine Valley and its impact on the milling industry.
See the museum in a different way during a Sunday Stroll- take a leisurely walk on areas of our property normally only accessible by bus.
In this walking tour of the powder yard, guests experience an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the black powder process and can try their hand at graining some powder. Reservations requested, call (302) 658-2400, ext. 261.
At Bike & Hike & Brews, visitors can stroll, jog, or bike through areas of Hagley property normally closed to foot traffic.