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Take your best shot at Hagley

Feb 21, 2017 11:47AM ● By J. Chambless

Shutterbugs of all skill levels will have a unique opportunity to capture the grounds of Hagley in a different light as the museum debuts a new photography walking tour this spring titled, “Picture Hagley.”

The walking tour, which debuts at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 6, lets visitors explore areas of the property not usually accessible by foot and focuses on parts of the property that are especially picturesque. A Hagley guide will take groups on the walk through the grounds, allowing visitors to take photos along the way. Visitors are encouraged to tag Hagley’s social media accounts on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram with photos they take during the tour.

“Picture Hagley” tours will take place:

  • Thursday, April 6 at 8:30 a.m.
  • Friday, June 9 at 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 7 at 8:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, October 28 at 10 a.m.

Visitors should be able to carry their own photography equipment and should be prepared to walk some distance during the tour. Please note, this is not a workshop, and photographers should know how to use their own equipment. No training or assistance on photography equipment will be provided by the guide. The tour is expected to last up to three hours.

Tickets to the “Picture Hagley” walking tour are $25 per person for non-members and $15 per person for members. Tickets can be purchased at or by calling 302-658-2400, ext. 261. Space is limited and pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Visitors should use Hagley’s museum entrance off Route 141 in Wilmington, Delaware.

In addition, Hagley offers several other walking tours throughout the year including, “Sights, Sounds, and Smells”; “What’s for Dinner? A Tale of Two Gardens”; “Rocks and Roll Mills”; “H2Oh!”; and “Workers’ World.” For the complete schedule of walking tours, visit

For more information, call 302-658-2400 weekdays or visit

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