Explosions Walking Tour
This walking tour tells the remarkable stories of black powder explosions when Hagley was a gunpowder manufactory and the workers' lives that were changed as a result. It ends with an explosive finish! Tour involves walking on uneven ground.
Included in admission and free for members. Reservations requested, call (302) 658-2400, ext. 261. Use Hagley’s main entrance off Route 141 in Wilmington, Delaware.
The signal cannon is our main demonstration tool. Burning dish or mortar (cannonball) cannon firings are not available at every demonstration.
Visitors experience an in-depth, hands-on tour focused on gunpowder production in the Hagley Powder Yard and visit production areas rarely seen by guests.
Discover the fascinating stories of the immigrant workers who lived along the Brandywine and worked for the DuPont Company in the black powder manufactory.
Photography beginners or experts will enjoy this experience as they have the opportunity to photograph areas off the usual visitor route.
Visitors explore the geology of the Brandywine Valley and its impact on the milling industry.
Dig into two very different gardens – one that fed the du Pont family and the other the DuPont Company workers in the nineteenth century.