Hagley Museum and Nemours Estate are offering up a special holiday discount for visitors to both museums from December 1 to 29, 2019. During the month of December, visitors who show proof of purchase at one museum will get a half-off discount at the other. The discount applies to an adult ticket (including seniors), with a limit of two per proof of purchase. The discount is valid for daytime events only and is not valid for special events.
Holidays at Hagley will delight visitors with enchanting exhibitions, a delicious gingerbread house display (and contest), a seasonal setting for taking photos in Santa’s Workshop and scheduled days to meet and take photos with Santa. Throughout the month, rooms in the du Pont Residence will display decorations reminiscent of Christmases past. This year, “Christmas Trees Past and Present” will be taking center stage celebrating the history of Christmas trees in America. The display will start in the 1840s with a Victorian tabletop tree; then to the 1930s with colorful electric lights and tinsel; ending with modern reinterpretations of decorated trees.
During December, Hagley is open daily 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., except it closes at 2 p.m. on Christmas Eve and is closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Adult tickets are $15, seniors $11. For more information on hours and admissions, visit www.hagley.org, or call (302)658-2400.
At Nemours Estate, the holidays will be on full display throughout the month of December. Step into the beautiful splendor that was the home of Alfred I. and Jessie Ball duPont, whose generosity established the world-renowned Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. Enjoy Christmas trees, wreaths, and hundreds of feet of garland on grand display in the Visitor Center, Chauffer’s Garage, Mansion and grounds. This year, the estate will feature their newly opened gift shop! Holiday shopping mixed with historic exploration and holiday cheer. Can’t beat that!
During the month of December, Nemours Estate is open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with extended hours until 7 p.m. on Thursdays. Sunday hours are noon to 5 p.m. The Estate is closed on Mondays, and will also be closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.