Hagley Museum is the former industrial site of the original black powder works of the DuPont Company, founded in Delaware in 1802 and powered by the natural resources that surrounded it. Today it is 235 acres of wooded rolling hills along the rushing Brandywine River dotted with hundreds of stone ruins of the black powder industry, dozens of restored buildings associated with the business. Here, for more than two hundred years, the DuPont Company and family experimented, innovated, and pursued the American dream.
This example of early American industry includes restored mills, a workers' community, and the ancestral home and gardens of the du Pont family. There is also a changeable featured exhibit and visitor’s center exhibits.