Learn about DuPont Company’s development of water power from the water wheel to the steam engine and how its innovation contributed to the success of the company. This hands-on tour includes commentary on Hagley’s newly restored water turbine. Tour involves walking on uneven ground. Included in admission and free for members. This tour is offered twice on days listed. One at 11:00 am and...

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This experimental exhibition invites visitors to dig deeply into one object. Explore the stories that a large, hand-made hooked rug has to tell about the artistic tradition of hooked rugs, science of experimental materials used in its making, and story of the du Pont family on the Brandywine as illustrated by a member of the family.  Included in regular admission and free for members but...

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In honor of our 10th anniversary, Bootless returns to its roots with an evening of one act plays.  TITANTIC by Christopher Durang A play with a plot that gets stranger and stranger. Amid a tangle of changing identities (and sexes), The Tammurai family undergoes a series of permutations as they reveal all manner of shocking and bizarre secrets while awaiting the iceberg which, somehow, the...

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The old saying "when the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail" cannot hold more true then when it is used to describe most of today's medical practices, be they conventional (drugs, surgery, etc.) or alternative (acupuncture, homeopathy, etc.).  All of these practices do some things very well, but are not the best choice for other conditions.  They can be very...

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We're joining up with Frank's Wine to bring you this fabulous Tuscan wine dinner! Our own Chef Pat D'Amico has created a Tuscan-inspired menu to be paired with a variety of Villa Calcinaia wines.  Meet the winemaker, Count Sebastiano Capponi, while you enjoy these delectable offerings. Check the "Upcoming Events" page of our website to see the entire menu, complete with wine pairings.  

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Film begins at 4:30 p.m. (79 minutes) Families are invited to explore the photography exhibition Elliott Erwitt: Dog Dogs and enjoy a screening of Disney’s 101 Dalmatians (1961). This family film includes popcorn and an art activity for kids. Food and beverages available for purchase in the Thronson Café.

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Dig into two very different gardens – one fed the du Pont family and the other DuPont Company workers in the 1800s. This tour explores the socioeconomic factors influencing the architecture, produce, and the philosophies of each garden. Tour involves walking on uneven ground. Included in admission and free for members. offered at 11:00 am and again at 2:00 pm. Reservations requested, call...

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Bowers Beach Buccaneer Bash

May 23, 2015 - May 24, 2015

This event occurs daily, every 2 day(s).

Pirates are coming to Bowers Beach for the 3rd annual event.  These authentic reenactors will teach about local pirate Levi West, and other pirates who lived around the Delaware Bay.  There will be a weekend encampment with period vendors and live music (by The Brigands), food and craft vendors, activities for children, demonstrations, skits, etc.  Friday night, May 22nd, from 6pm to...

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Experiment and innovate with our series of family activities: Science Saturdays. Families work creatively together to solve a problem or make an improvement. Today’s activity will challenge families to make a tinfoil boat and see how many marbles it can hold without sinking. Activities are included in admission and free for members. Use Hagley’s main entrance off Route 141 in Wilmington,...

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