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Nemours Mansion & Gardens

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Address: 850 Alapocas Dr, Wilmington, DE 19803-4544
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+1 800 651-6912
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Tue - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat 12:00 - 20:00
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Nemours Estate is open for visitation during the regular season May - mid...

Nemours Estate is open for visitation during the regular season May - mid November. Self guided; accessed by walking or from shuttle. Cameras are permitted. The Estate is CLOSED on Mondays.

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Another DuPont Chateau

I visited in December, so was unable to tour the gardens; I plan to return next spring to see them. The house is incredible, and was lived in up until the early 70s. There are... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Anne M
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Wilmington, Delaware
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Wilmington, Delaware
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I visited in December, so was unable to tour the gardens; I plan to return next spring to see them. The house is incredible, and was lived in up until the early 70s. There are many original features, which make the house a must-see. However, all tours are self-guided; if you happen to spot one of the guides, you get... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you like to see how the other half (used to) live, this is good for you. Lots of old-timey furniture and fixtures. Interesting place. Lots of room to walk and lovely grounds.

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Thank Paul R
Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nemours is the mansion that was home to Alfred I. du Pont in the last decades of his life. The grounds of the estate are shared with the hospital for children that he and his wife created, one of the best such hospitals in the United States. The gardens are extensive and deserve a visit throughout the year, weather permitting.... More 

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Paoli, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nemours Mansion & Gardens is absolutely a must see. Unfortunately, as may other have written their new director decided to stop the guided tours. I still enjoyed my visit and was fortunate to have visited when there were guided tours and was able to remember some of the interesting facts. The tour guides were so informative and it the whole... More 

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2 Thank Evelyn P
Wilmington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great museum and display. Beautiful grounds and amazing house - wonderfully decorated for the holidays. First time back since the transition to open house verses guided tours. Seems like a better solution and many docents around to answer any question.

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Thank James M
NJ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great time at the Mansion and Gardens over the holiday. Beautifully decorated for Christmas. Staff is very knowledgeable and friendly too!

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Thank Murphy4
Wilmington, Delaware
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In the past when we toured Nemours, it was very special. They used to have a magnificent guided tour and no children running about. The problem was that it used to require reservations and we have been turned away in the past. This time was not as good. This is just not an interesting place for young children with energy... More 

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NemoursGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at Nemours Mansion & Gardens, responded to this review

We appreciate your input and are pleased that you paid us a return visit- we hope others follow your example! We take our cue from Alfred I. du Pont himself, who delighted in having children - his own and others - visit Nemours. And take him at his word when he states in his Will (1931), that he wanted his... More 

Wilmington, Delaware
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As so many describe, this mansion tour is wonderfully unique in its preservation and display of the actual furnishings/fixtures as they were in the period. That really does set it apart, and is a reason we love it and return. Yet, this year was different, and we noticed it. The guided tours are no more. Certainly, the plus with this... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a bucket list place to visit! Absolutely gorgeous . The house feels more like a home than a museum . We felt like we could have just moved right in :) Well worth the time- the Christmas decorations were wonderful. Would probably come back again in the future.

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Thank Terry P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The DuPont family left an incredible legacy in Wilmington. Take a self guided tour of this amazing (world class) mansion and grounds.

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