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Nemours Mansion and Gardens

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Address: Route 141 (Powder Mill Drive) and Alapocas Road, Wilmington, DE 19803
Phone Number: 302-651-6913
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

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Excellent place for a work retreat

My coworkers and I took a tour of the mansion and gardens this spring and it was such a fabulous day! My group included people of different ages, gender, and interests but there... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Chestertown, Maryland
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Chestertown, Maryland
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104 reviews 104 reviews
46 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

My coworkers and I took a tour of the mansion and gardens this spring and it was such a fabulous day! My group included people of different ages, gender, and interests but there was something for everyone on the tour! We all had a great time and were talking about it for weeks afterward. I would recommend asking your tour... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Loved visiting this DuPont home, both for the artifacts and the stories. They bring you to the mansion in a huge group after you watch the video. At the tour they break you down into groups of 4-6 people. Our tour guide was good, although there wasn't a lot of time for questions. The website was a little confusing. You... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

Very many artifacts to see. Takes several hours done at leisurely pace. Small group tours done skillfully. Fun place to see and enjoy. Plan ahead because of limited space. Well presented DuPont family history.

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San Francisco
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

It is always fun to visit stately homes with wonderful gardens and Nemours is no exception. The grounds are beautifully maintained as are the home interiors. They have it down to a science in regards to timing, entry and tours. Our tour guide was a bit too clipped and dismissive of questions thus it left me cold, but having access... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Beautifully maintained house and gardens of a founder of the modern day Dupont Company, fully lived in until mid-1960's

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Wilmington, Delaware
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I always take out of town visitors here. It is beautiful & they take small groups on the tour, so you get to see everything & are able to ask question of the knowledgable docents.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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86 reviews 86 reviews
17 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We toured this beautiful home on the first ever Christmas candle-light, decorated evening tour. Just wonderful! This particular tour takes you all over the house and into areas which are not usually open to the public. Tom (who had been our guide at Winterthur) turned out to be our guide here also. He is beyond excellent; do request him at... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you are in Delaware, the Nemours Mansion and Gardens are truly a must see! The tour groups are small, allowing a unique and intimate opportunity to interact with the very knowledgeable guides and get a first-hand look into the lives and history of the influential DuPont family. As you learn about them, you will gain an appreciation for the... More 

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Newark, Delaware
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Fantastic mansion and beautiful garden. Put your walking shoes on. Guides take you through and explain the history of the house and grounds. It's hard to imagine that people once lived like this in the US. Think Downton Abby. You must make reservations and a time for your tour.

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Wilmington
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

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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