Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Dollar Days at Hagley



Families looking for a deal will love Dollar Days at Hagley every Thursday in July and August. Visit Workers' Hill and try writing with a quill pen and experience life in the nineteenth-century way. Demonstrations of a water turbine, Machine Shop, and steam engine are sure to delight children of all ages. Eleutherian Mills, the du Pont family ancestral home, is open for tours, including the exhibit "From the Orient: Souvenirs from Captain Samuel Francis Du Pont's Voyage of 1857-1858" in the second floor gallery. Be sure to make a stop in the Visitors Center to see the current exhibits "Nineteenth-Century Patent Models: Innovation in Miniature" and the hands-on "DuPont Science and Discovery" exhibit. Admission for the entire 235-acre site is $1, free for members


If you can't make Thursday's dollar deal try their Wednesday night deal. Get outside on Wednesday evenings in July and August at Hagley's Bike and Hike. From 5 to 8 p.m., Hagley's property is open to families, couples, and friends for walking, hiking, and biking. Wander along the most beautiful mile on the Brandywine or muscle through wooded trails above the powder yard. Peddle at an easy pace through the lower property or power your way up Workers' Hill. Picnic in one of our wooded areas and enjoy the fresh air. The property is closed to vehicle traffic. Admission is $2 per person, free for members.



For more information: http://www.hagley.lib.de.us/events.html
Location: 200 Hagley Rd, Wilmington, DE, 19807
This event is appropriate for the whole family
Cost: $1 -$2 per person

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