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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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A Touch of Versailles

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
Drew and B M
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Wilmington, Delaware
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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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34 helpful votes 34 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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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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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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