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Hagley Museum Trail System

Overlooking the scenic Brandywine River, the outdoor museum trail demonstrates early American industry at its most innovative.

photo: Waterwheels at the former Du Pont gunpowder workshops . Photo by Ad Meskens/wiki.

Length: 0.80 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Privately run Historical Park
Agency: Nonprofit
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running

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Location: Route 141 and the Brandywine River
State(s): Delaware
Counties: Newcastle
Longitude: -75.57884
Latitude: 39.77372

Driving Directions

From Rt. 202 west on Route 141

Description

The Hagley Museum Trail is rich in American Industrial Revolution history. The du Pont's founded their empire on this site, as a gunpowder manufacturer, in 1802. As the birthplace of the DuPont Company, the museum trail commemorates Delaware's historical contribution to industry and technology.

Overlooking the scenic Brandywine River, the outdoor museum trail demonstrates early American industry at its most innovative. The paved and semi-paved walking trails guide patrons through the ruins of the original black powder mills as well as beautifully restored duPont family homes. The museum trail also boasts gift shops, a restaurant and fascinating indoor museum exhibits.

Whether explored as an all day event or just an afternoon tour, the Hagley Museum Trail is an educational journey into American history enjoyable for the entire family.

Additional Details

Width: 96 inches.
Primary Surface: Not Available
Secondary Surface: None
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:
1985

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Park Ranger:
Seaside Nature Center
Hagley Museum & Library
Cape Henlopen State Park
42 Cape Henlopen Dr.
Lewes , DE 19958
(302) 645-8983
http://www.destateparks.com

 

Photos

Waterwheels at the former Du Pont gunpowder workshops . Photo by Ad Meskens/wiki.

Waterwheels at the former Du Pont gunpowder workshops . Photo by Ad Meskens/wiki.

Entrance to Hagley Museum along the banks of the Brandywine Creek. Photo by Littleinfo/wiki.

Entrance to Hagley Museum along the banks of the Brandywine Creek. Photo by Littleinfo/wiki.

 

Brandywine Creek. Photo by Ad Meskens/wiki.

Brandywine Creek. Photo by Ad Meskens/wiki.

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