Start at Hagley!

A visit to the Brandywine Valley should begin at Hagley—what you discover here will put your entire trip into context. It is here that the du Pont family first settled in America, built their first home, and began the black powder manufacturing business that became the foundation for all the other du Pont enterprises in the world. The legacy of Hagley and the early family can then be seen in the splendor of our neighbors at places like Longwood Gardens, Winterthur, and Nemours.

Today, Hagley is 235 picturesque acres of wooded rolling hills along the rushing Brandywine River dotted with stone ruins of the black powder industry, restored buildings associated with the business, and the original ancestral home and gardens of the du Pont family in America. It is a wonderful experience for groups to share.

Ample motor coach parking is available as well as shopping, dining, and customized experiences. Group tours are available year round between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. every day except Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

For more information or to book a tour, please contact:

Bonnie Wirth, Group Tour Manager
(302) 658-2400, ext. 259