Some Of The Deadliest Explosions In U.S. History Happened Right Here In Delaware

The du Pont family is called the “First Family of Delaware” for many reasons – but they got their start as an industrial company by milling gunpowder on the water in Wilmington. E.I. du Pont’s first millwork is preserved today, and you can visit to learn the history of the family and company, and how it is so tied in to Delaware history. One thing you’ll learn on your tour is that the mill operations were extremely unsafe, and some of the deadliest explosions in U.S. history occurred here on the banks of the Brandywine.

During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.

To learn more about the Explosions Tour, visit the Hagley Museum and Library website, here.

Address: Hagley Museum, 200 Hagley Creek Rd, Wilmington, DE 19807, USA