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Nemours Mansion and Gardens

Route 141 (Powder Mill Drive) and Alapocas Road, Wilmington, DE 19803
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Ranked #2 of 43 Attractions in Wilmington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Historic Sites, Hiking Trails
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Just to add a few comments to CinKS excellent review from 10/12. Although the displays at the visitors center are interesting, there is absolutely nothing else to do if you arrive early. If you take the 3 o'clock tour, the center is closed when the bus returns, even if you don't walk the grounds. Our choice was to either return... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

The house and furnishings are well worth seeing (unfortunately, our guide was a grouch). There is also a nice collection of cars (if you like vintage Rolls Royces).

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Oshawa, Ontario
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64 reviews 64 reviews
34 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The efforts of the staff, volunteers and foundation continue to make this one of the premier tributes to the Duponts and the industrial history of the US and Delaware. But this is much more than a mansion and one family's history. It is a a museum and art gallery that celebrates some of the best art and artifacts of both... More

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Overland Park, Kansas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This is a very beautiful home and gardens and the tours are very well organized. The visitor center is excellent and I suggest spending some time there before getting on the bus to the home. You will end at the Visitor Center so you can spend time there after your tour too. After watching a movie in the Visitor's Center,... More

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Bridgewater NJ USA
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134 attraction reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This was a fabulous mansion and adjoining gardens...it's like going to France for the day! The tour is excellent. They broke up our group of 24 into smaller groups within the house for the tour. You go to the visitor center first and go to the mansion by a little shuttle bus! After the house tour there is a tram... More

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63 reviews 63 reviews
18 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I just completed my first trip to the Wilmington, Delaware region, and had no idea they had so much to offer in terms of cultural experiences. With so many options and so few days, we decided to spend our last day touring Nemours Mansion and Gardens. Unlike many mansions open to the public, Nemours is not a museum filled only... More

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Hockessin, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

What an exceptional place and so much interesting history! The staff is very friendly and upcoming are some Christmas events.

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Washington, D.C., USA
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The tour is long-an hour and a half. But well worth the time to learn how the Duponts lived. This gorgeous "chateau" was built in the French style and named for the town in France that the Duponts originally came from. At the same time, it was a home, not a museum, and this is reflected in the furnishings and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I think the bad reviews for this attraction are very misleading. This is a great attraction where you visit the mansion and grounds that were owned by Alfred DuPont. I made my reservations on a Tuesday in September for that Friday. There was no problem making them. You go to the visitors center when you arrive. Just prior to departing... More

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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This is one of the most impressive mansion and garden tours I've ever done. Visitors are shown through the mansion in groups of four.- reservations are needed. The mansion is quite grand, but it manages to maintain the feeling of also being a home. Dupont was involved in all all aspects of the design and his ingenuity shines through. While... More

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