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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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An absolute not to be missed tour! Plan now for the evening Christmas Tour!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

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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270 reviews 270 reviews
41 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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