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Nemours Mansion & Gardens

850 Alapocas Dr, Wilmington, DE 19803-4544
+1 800-651-6912
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Gorgeous mansion with great classic cars!

Pure opulence. Wonderful tour, beautiful grounds and a garage with some of the finest classic... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Al O
Gorgeous home/mansion

Beautiful former manse of A.I. DuPont. Particularly liked the entrance hall and conservatory. Less... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jon C
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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.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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850 Alapocas Dr, Wilmington, DE 19803-4544
+1 800-651-6912
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Pure opulence. Wonderful tour, beautiful grounds and a garage with some of the finest classic luxury cars ever built. Well worth a visit.

Thank Al O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful former manse of A.I. DuPont. Particularly liked the entrance hall and conservatory. Less grand by Newport standards seemed very family livable if one were wealthy. Grounds nicely landscaped and would be wonderful in blooming season.

Thank Jon C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i agree with all the other reviews. the mansion is magnificent and impressive. the tour guides are knowledgeable and friendly. the gardens are magnificent. we went in November, i can only imagine being there when flowers are in full bloom and the fountains are filled...More

Thank kathughes167
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Worth the trip. Mansion is in original state with DuPont personal effects and furniture. The grounds are beautiful the fountains lovely and their story is beautiful. The people who work there are so knowledgeable in a personal way. They tell great stories and help you...More

Thank Chattykatie1992
Reviewed 6 November 2017

10-11-17 Although I am not into old houses this was a good tour with friends. The house was quite innovative at the time and shows how having money can certainly make things happen. The basement is especially impressive with the technology of the time. Makes...More

1  Thank Bob1789
Reviewed 29 October 2017

You arrive at the "visitor's center" which is where you buy your ticket. While there you can view a short film and browse through a small exhibit on the history of the house. You then can board a round-robin shuttle that will take you to...More

2  Thank Mark H
Reviewed 28 October 2017

I have visited a number of decorated mansions and "cottages," but this was the best I have seen. A friend and I spent several weekday hours there and still did not see everything. We have traveled to other mansions and agreed that we liked this...More

3  Thank Susan S
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

We found the grounds and mansion to be impressive along with feeling that the family had just left it to be enjoyed. We found all of the staff and docents more than willing to answer questions and provide a look into the way the Dupont...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 23 October 2017

I had visited the mansion and gardens many years ago. Since that time, the mansion has undergone a major renovation, and what were guided tours have become self-guided, for the most part. I really enjoyed my visit. I began by watching an excellent video in...More

1  Thank Paul D
Reviewed 20 October 2017

A beautiful Mansion that you tour yourself with stunning gardens and grounds. The bus drivers were full of knowledge and information, Everyone was very kind and it was lovely day.

2  Thank Dina B
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18 May 2017|
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Response from tlscorpio | Reviewed this property |
They no longer take reservations. They now allow children, so it can get pretty crazy during peak times. No more guided tours and now there are many restrictions on where to go. It's OK now, but it used to be so much better... More
Amanda B
9 March 2017|
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Response from Celestial G | Reviewed this property |
Allow yourself a minimum of 2 hours. Best is 3.5 hours. I stayed 2 hours and was not able to see all the gardens & carriage house. Enjoy your visit!
27 January 2017|
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Response from NemoursGuestServices | Property representative |
We are closed for the winter and will reopen May 2. 2017. Hours for Saturday will be 10am -5pm and Sunday noon-5pm. We look forward to your visit.