Holidays at Hagley
The 1803 du Pont family ancestral home, Eleutherian Mills, will feature holiday decorations and interpretation on the French traditions of exchanging gifts on New Year’s Day and the celebration of Twelfth Night. Experience the du Pont ancestral home decorated for the holidays and "The Magic of Miniatures” exhibition, featuring a whimsically detailed dollhouse inhabited by miniature teddy bears!
Stop by the second floor of the visitor center to vote for the entrants in Hagley's inaugural Gingerbread House Contest! Entries will be on display through January 1, 2019.
On Saturday, December 8, the residence and barn will be open for self-guided tours until 7 p.m. On this day, guests with children can also stop by and see Santa at the Hagley Visitor Center.
Exhibit included in admission. Free for members. Use Hagley’s main entrance off Route 141 in Wilmington, Delaware. The museum will be closing at 2 p.m. on Christmas Eve (December 24) and will be closed all day Christmas (December 25).
At Hagley's Invention Convention on January 20 and 21, 2019, visitors will learn how to survive in outer space.
This is a sweet family event with something for everyone. During Victorine’s Valentine’s Day, visitors can mak a Victorian valentine using the “scrap” method, write valentine verses with a quill pen, and even take a photo with Victorine!
Visitors will have fun with fluid dynamics and hydraulics - Pascal would be proud! Visitors of all ages are invited to discover solutions to science and engineering challenges.
Learn how chemistry is used in our everyday lives and marvel in its magic. Visitors of all ages are invited to discover solutions to science and engineering challenges.
Invisible magnetic fields can be used in so many ways. Build a magnet toy and tinker with the force! Families work together to solve science mysteries and engineering challenges.