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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 29 Attractions in Wilmington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Hiking Trails, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Hiking Trails, Cultural
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

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English first
Wilmington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

This was a great place to visit for anyone traveling near Wilmington. I would highly encourage you to purchase tickets in advance and give yourself enough time to see the mansion and the grounds. It is absolutely breathtaking! Go!!!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

The tour was awesome. Small group size made the tour intimate with the ability to ask questions. The tour started in the visitor's center and we were then taken by minibus to the main house. From there we were divided into small groups of 5-6 people. The home is beautiful and the tours were not rushed. Afterwards we went by... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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224 reviews 224 reviews
34 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This was one of the best mansion tours we've ever experienced. Even better than the best tours in France and Italy. Small groups, excellent guides, and few barriers made for an exceptional experience. We look forward to going back in the Spring to see the gardens when the weather is warmer.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Have now been to this place twice with out-of-town visitors. The Mansion is beautiful and going around in small groups was great. Unfortunately both times the weather was not kind so we could not walk the gardens. The one negative was that we wished we had known "beforehand" that we could have requested closed captions on the video. I suppose... More 

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Savannah, GA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Very interesting inside and out. Tour guides excellent. Gardens are spectacular, even though not much was in bloom in late November

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Centerville,Ma.
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

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
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
40 helpful votes 40 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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