Hagley Museum Trail System

0 Reviews
Trail Distance: 0.8 miles
Time Estimate: 20 min +
Elevation Gain: 1 foot
Leash Rule: On Leash
Difficulty: Easy
Parking: Free
Route Type: Out-and-back
Restroom: Yes
Description
The Hagley Museum Trails is a historical trip through time and industry in Delaware. Hagley Museum and Library is an education destination for all ages. Home of the DuPont family's gunpowder manufacturing company, this series of short trails take you on informational trips through time, letting you learn (and hike!) at your own pace. 


This hiking system is pupular for a number of reasons. The first is that you can bring your dog! The next is the length. You can stroll up and down every path in the system and still wind up with less than a mile in total distance covered, thus making this hike accessible to just about everyone. The paths are wide and most of them are paved. This hike is easy on hikers, providing an interesting place to explore with your dog. Unlike longer or more challenging hikes, you don't have to worry about having the perfect shoes or plenty of supplies. There's even restrooms and a restaurant for snacks!

The features of the trail include the Brandywine River, as well as restored gunpowder mills. You can read the plaques and signs along the way to learn more about the features you pass. This tour is self-guided, so you can spend as long as you like with some parts, and then skip over anything that doesn't interest you. The one area of the trail that dogs are not allowed in is the beautifully restored DuPont homes. Bring a friend with you so you can take turns holding your dog outside while the other explores these gorgeous homes! Since the area was developed in 1802, it's understandable that dogs should keep their paws off the upholstery. You'll have to leave them outside the gift shop as well. 

The Hagley Museum Trails are an educational and pleasant hike for people and pups of all experience levels! 

Trail Features
Easy Incline
Scenic
Cautions & Considerations
Share the road! This path is often busy, so make sure your dog is comfortable around other people, as well as other dogs and cyclists.
Address
200 Hagley Creek Road
Wilmington, DE 19807
Hours
Mon 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Be The First To Review
Address
200 Hagley Creek Road
Wilmington, DE 19807
Hours
Mon 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM