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).
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.
Don’t miss Delaware’s best fireworks show! This members-only event is held each year, two Fridays in June. It is a spectacular evening of family fun.