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Nemours Mansion and Gardens

Route 141 (Powder Mill Drive) and Alapocas Road, Wilmington, DE 19803
302-651-6913
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Ranked #2 of 43 Attractions in Wilmington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Hiking Trails, Cultural
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Centerville,Ma.
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Nicely laid out tour with film and small groups 3-5 people per tour guide in the house. The mansion is as it would have been when the last resident was present so reflects the real living situation as opposed to a museum like atmosphere. Quite elegant and reminded me of the Newport mansions. Well informed tour guide.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

The mansion has been beautifully restored, and we enjoyed our time with the friendly, informative tour guide. Overall, a very nice visit and glimpse of history! The house tours are well organized and the staff are all friendly. It was very nice that tour groups were limited to 6 people, but there were so many groups in the house at... More

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Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I have no idea why the powers that be continue to keep this place a secret. This mansion and gardens are awesome. When I go to England, I love going to places like this, and this is just as good as many I've seen if not better. It was also a 20 minutes drive from me! You take a bus... More

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Long Island, NY
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68 reviews 68 reviews
30 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

took a long weekend touring the Brandywine Del. area and this was our last stop...and the best. The guides are so informative about every detail and of all the tours it was the most personal look into a DuPont home and family. very comprehensive- almost 2 hours and we covered all facets of the most authentic "home" and property. well... More

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The tour of Nemours, the country home of Alfred DuPont begins at the Visitors Center with a timeline of one of the most wealthy and influential families in America and history of the magnificent Versailles-like mansion depicted in pictures and artifacts. Next you view a brief film about the life of industrialist and philanthropist Alfred DuPont, after which you are... More

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Delaware
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I went there with a friend from high school. Beautiful gardens and house. Americana at it's best. A wonderful experience.

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Delaware
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I've lived in Delaware all my life and grew up thinking I knew about the duPont family. I was fascinated by the history, and loved the house tour. The house has many priceless pieces of art and is a beautiful place to visit. The gardens are amazing, both the structured beds and the wild area around the grounds. But I... More

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I actually went several years ago, but I understand it hasn't changed. If you never get to Versailles, Nemours is close enough to be almost the real thing. Chrystal chandeliers, the works. Try to go both in the spring and at Christmas. You will be gob-smacked by the opulence.

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Herndon, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Everything about this place was special... from the ladies at the front desk, the time line in the visitor center, the movie that presented Alfred DuPont as a multi-talented individual whose gift to Delaware was a tremendous foundation and children's hospital to the actual home. The tours had a maximum of six people so one could get comfortable with the... More

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Wilmington, Delaware
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3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

An impressive mansion, but an overly managed tour with little time to tour gardens and guides, who lacked warmth. The culture made it pretty obvious that it is not fund by guests, but Dupont endowments.

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