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Nemours Mansion and Gardens

1600 Rockland Road, Wilmington, DE
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Ranked #2 of 43 Attractions in Wilmington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Historic Sites, Hiking Trails
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Bridgewater, New Jersey
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This was a really well done, small group tour (6 people) of another lovely duPont family home. This one was actually used, and lived in, as a home and not a museum. There are limited, scheduled, tours and you should make reservations in advance. The entire tour takes about 3 hours with maybe 2.25 to 2.5 hours inside the house... More

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new jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The house tour was very informative and gave insight into how well the DuPonts lived. Truly another world.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The tour was about two hours and the ladies working the tour give 100%. They never waivered. I could have used a break, but they never stopped talking and leading us around the mansion. I could have used a water break, but they have to keep you moving because there are five other groups of four going around you, so... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
41 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

OK, here is another mansion of the famous Dupont family. This one is really fantastic in that, although there are antiques galore, it is really how the mansion looked when the family lived there. Yes, it is big and flashy, but you it really feels homey, unlike many stately homes. The grounds are beautiful and well worth the stroll. The... More

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Marriottsville, Maryland
17 reviews 17 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

If you like touring through mansions you don't want to miss this one. I can't say enough good things about this tour. Highly organized and choreographed to have the pleasure of a small group of 4 to 6 with a very knowledgeable tour guide. Albert DuPont left everything in place so you really get the feeling of a lived in... More

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

My mom choose this as our family event for her 80th birthday. We came from MD & PA. The PA group, which included my mom, didn't make it in time for our tour due to a traffic accident on the beltway. The staff at the visitors center were amazing. The entire day was sold out but they made room for... More

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Dover, Delaware
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

we stopped here to go on a tour and the staff were not friendly at all did not explain how the tour worked at all we were all set to pat for it and then found out not only was it 3 hours long but didn't start for 2 hours. We prefer to go on self guided tours as well... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My husband and I visited Nemours on a Saturday. The house is absolutely beautiful, the grounds just as pretty and the story behind the people and mansion intriguing. The visitor center has a wonderful time line and shows a brief movie. The only problem I saw was the way they rushed you through the mansion. Our group was only six... More

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Wilmington, Delaware
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The Nemours mansion is like a Christmss wonderland in December! Every room is beautiful and authentically decorated in the style of the Dupont family. As you walk through the mansion, you feel as if the Lady of the house will walk in and offer you tea! The tour was wonderfully narrated and as a lifelong Delaware resident, I learned a... More

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Senior Contributor
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15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This Albert Dupont mansion and grounds were magnificent. It may be the best mansion and grounds of this type we have ever toured. The price is extremely reasonable and the tour staff impeccable. Every part of your tour is well organized and the guides are very informative. We were a little worried when we saw initially there were 42 people... More

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