Exclusive Experiences at Hagley

Exclusive Experiences for groups of 10 or fewer

Looking to make your Hagley Museum visit extra special? Book an Exclusive Experience with VIP and behind-the-scenes access to take your Hagley visit to the next level. These private, exclusive experiences are offered only a few times each year. Exclusive experiences must be booked in advance (see information below). Click the “Reserve Your Experience Today” button and fill out the form or contact Bonnie Wirth, Group Tour Manager, at bwirth@hagley.org or (302) 658-2400, ext.259.

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V.I.P Tour

Experience Hagley Museum with your own private tour guide. This engaging tour will show you what makes Hagley unique—the black powder yards, the historic machinery, and the original home of the du Pont family in America. You will see demonstrations of our nineteenth-century machine shop, witness a black powder explosion, visit the du Pont family home, walk through the original family garden, and explore the office that served as the nerve center of the DuPont Company for more than half a century.

Group size: Up to ten people, no minimum

  • Cost: $250 flat rate, includes museum admission
  • Tour duration: two Hours
  • Booking: Must be booked at least two weeks in advance with payment due one week in advance.
  • Includes private escort around the grounds.

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Hidden Hagley Tour

This private tour will be led by an artifacts expert and will take visitors behind the scenes to see how museum objects are stored and cared for when not on display. The tour will include a visit to the conservation lab and several collection storage areas. Every tour is different, but this is an example of some of the items you might see: A large portion of Hagley’s collection of 5,000 patent models, original sculptures and ornamentation from the Crowninshield Garden, original DuPont advertising artwork, and beautiful du Pont family pieces passed down by generations.

  • Group Size: Up to 10 people
  • Cost: $250, includes museum admission
  • Tour duration: One hour
  • Must be booked at least one month in advance with payment due one week in advance.
  • Offered only four times per year
  • Available Monday through Friday

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Museum Director Tour

Offered only twice a year, this private tour gives you an up-close and personal experience with the Hagley Museum Director. As you travel through the beautiful 235- acre property learning the history and experiencing demonstrations of nineteenth-century machinery, there are sure to be some surprises along the way. See what’s in bloom, get a glimpse of a secret garden, visit the director’s favorite room in the du Pont family home, learn what’s new at Hagley, and see what’s happening behind the scenes. This is a tour like no other!

  • Group size: Up to six people, no minimum
  • Cost: $350 flat rate, includes museum admission
  • Tour duration: Up to three hours
  • Must be booked at least one month in advance with payment due one week in advance.
  • Offered only two times per year.
  • Includes private escort around the grounds

Questions?

Contact Bonnie Wirth at bwirth@hagley.org or call (302) 658-2400, ext. 259, weekdays 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.