Victorine's Valentine's Day
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Hagley on Sunday, February 12 at Victorine’s Valentine’s Day, a sweet family event that has something for everyone to enjoy.
Victorine’s Valentine’s Day honors the life and legacy of Victorine du Pont Bauduy (1792-1861), daughter of E.I. du Pont. Victorine taught and served as superintendent at the Brandywine Manufacturer’s Sunday School. In the Wheelwright Shop, make a Valentine’s Day card using the scrap method popular in the Victorian era, wrap a candy bar with your own design to give as a gift to that special someone, and get creative at the hot cocoa bar with whipped cream, chocolate chips, and other tasty treats.
In the Gibbons House enjoy the smell and taste of sugar cookies freshly baked in the woodburning stove. Then continue to the Sunday School and meet “Victorine” and learn a bit about her life. Try your hand using a quill pen to write valentine verses.
A shuttle will run a continuous loop to assist you in your travels between the buildings. Visit Hagley and enjoy the sweetest of holidays.
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.