National Inventors' Day
National Inventors’ Day celebrates the genius behind design. On January 13, 1983, President Ronald Reagan declared February 11 as National Inventors’ Day. This date was chosen in honor of the birthday of Thomas Alva Edison. Some of Edison’s inventions include the incandescent electric lamp, the phonograph, and the motion picture projector. He earned more than 1,000 patents during his lifetime.
In President Reagan’s Proclamation 5103, he stated that “inventors are the keystone of the technological progress that is so vital to the economic, environmental, and social well-being of this country.” What better venue than Hagley’s Nation of Inventors to celebrate invention and satisfy your creative needs on this special day. Come learn about the patent process and examples of early American ingenuity in our Nation of Inventors exhibit. In the "Tinker and Create” area, you can take apart electronics, use everyday household “junk” to create your own patent model, and submit your patent application at Hagley’s Patent Office.
Special Ticket Pricing
$10—Adults, Seniors, Students, Children 6-14
FREE—Children under 6, Hagley Members, and Active Military
Join us for our annual run/walk to benefit Hagley’s Scholarship Fund. Participants can run or walk along the beautiful Brandywine through Hagley’s 235-acre property.
Have a blast during your visit to Hagley with cannon firings!
Relax and enjoy Hagley's beautiful property in the evening hours.
Don’t miss Delaware’s best fireworks show! In 2023 the fireworks theme is Fireworks at Hagley: Natural Hagley
Hagley is offering week-long day camps of summer camp activities. Camps provide a fun, hands-on environment in which to learn and make new friends.