Nemours Estate

Nemours Estate, Wilmington: Hours, Address, Nemours Estate Reviews: 4.5/5

Nemours Estate
4.5
Historic Sites • Gardens • History Museums
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Open now with a new entrance located on the campus of the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. Owned and developed by our founder, Alfred I. duPont (1864-1935), Nemours Estate comprises an exquisite 77-room Mansion, the largest formal French gardens in North America, a Chauffeur's Garage housing a collection of vintage automobiles used on the Estate, and nearly 200 acres of scenic woodlands, meadows and lawns.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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AnnArborMichigan
Ann Arbor, MI174 contributions
Gorgeous estate and grounds
Aug 2021
Wonderful experience, including the garden tour, seeing how a duPont family lived. Definitely recommend this.
Written August 29, 2021
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Thank you for visiting the Estate and leaving a review. We're glad you enjoyed your visit!
Written September 16, 2021
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ddallas1969
Linthicum Heights, MD631 contributions
Stop here!
Jul 2021
We thoroughly enjoyed this visit! The gardens are amazing and the mansion has so much history. What made our visit perfect were all the staff/volunteers that shared SO MUCH interesting information! You must do this!
Written August 14, 2021
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Thank you for visiting the Estate and leaving a review. We're glad you enjoyed!
Written August 18, 2021
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Mitchell S
Bethesda, MD488 contributions
Elegeant landscape and home
Aug 2021
Thought we made a wrong turn when turning into the hospital parking lot, but keep going to reach the visitor parking lot. Was happily surprised that Nemours Estate has a higher Tripadvisor ranking than Winterthur but then noticed Winterthur is it's own city. Oh well, both are worth seeing.
Don't miss the free garden tour in the mini-bus especially if it's a hot day.
Seen many tree lined avenues, but never seen one lined with maple trees. Must be incredible in the fall.
Written August 10, 2021
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Thank you for visiting Nemours Estate and for your review!
Written August 12, 2021
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superx308
New York City, NY6 contributions
Surprisingly fun time
Jul 2021
I visited the Estate with my family which included two kids under 10. The mansion was beautiful and had a couple of "Fun Facts" cards that my kids found interesting. Similarly, the grounds outside had dozens of fun fact cards and scavenger clues around that my son really enjoyed.

The outside gardens were immaculate and a sight to behold. The handy map identified all the highlights, which were many. We were told the bus tour was very good, but unfortunately we missed it. I would advise getting to the bus stop at least 15 minutes before it's scheduled to run.

What set this place apart in my mind, was how incredibly friendly the staff was. From the guides in the mansion to the security staff outside, everybody was incredibly eager to make sure you were having an enjoyable experience.

We were all definitely glad we stopped by, and would highly recommend it if you and your family is in the area.
Written August 4, 2021
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Thank you for visiting Nemours Estate and for your review! Were glad the whole family had fun!
Written August 12, 2021
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Odyssey409
United States78 contributions
Beautiful grounds and house
Aug 2020
(Pre-Covid Review)
This was a beautiful Estate. The grounds were my favorite part, and the tram that took you around the garden made it easy to see the entire garden in just a few minutes. The inside is just as beautiful and the rooms are so unique. (Took a lot of good pictures). The people there were very nice and informative. We will definitely come here again.
Written July 29, 2021
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Thank you for visiting Nemours Estate and for your review! We look forward to your next visit.
Written July 30, 2021
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LAURIE S
Buckhannon, WV367 contributions
20th century splendor
Jul 2021 • Couples
Beautiful, tranquil setting of early 20th century largess. Take the tram garden tour included in your ticket price as it lays out the estate better for you along with learning history. Wear good walking shoes and pack water as there is no cafe on premises. House is self guided with docents interspersed throughout. Grounds are well-kept with benches and bathrooms throughout the property. They offer a senior discount too.
Written July 27, 2021
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Written July 30, 2021
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Kate R.
Brooklyn, NY14 contributions
Beauty!
Jul 2021
We came in July and unfortunately it was a very hot day
We did the house tour and the garage
Everybody there was so knowledgeable, professional and wanted to tell the story about the manor and the family and furniture. It was a great pleasure to visit
We will definitely return to see the gardens too
Written July 4, 2021
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Thank you for visiting Nemours Estate and for your review! We are glad that you enjoyed your day despite the heat!
Written July 8, 2021
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misskitty20004
90 contributions
A Work of Art
Jun 2021 • Friends
Amazing estate. The whole place is an architectural work of art inside and outside. There is a room that is like an indoor gazebo with incredible views of the grounds. We enjoyed our visit. Well worth it.
Written June 28, 2021
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Thank you for visiting Nemours Estate and for your review!
Written July 1, 2021
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RMT
1 contribution
What happened to the visitor center?
Jun 2021
The house and gardens looked magnificent. Our garden bus tour was very enlightening. The only disappointment was that the visitors center built in 2007 was no longer in use. Entering the estate through the children's hospital grounds was confusing and not well signed. All staff and tour guides were incredibly helpful and knowledgeable.
Written June 22, 2021
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Thank you for visiting the Estate and for leaving a review! We are continuing to work towards improving the ease of entry to the garden.
Written June 26, 2021
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TennaRotor
Birmingham, MI420 contributions
Mini Versailles in the heart of Delaware
Jun 2021
What an amazing experience and find, I almost felt like I was in France visiting a mini Versailles. No expense was spared by Alfred DuPont in the construction of the mansion and gardens; it is furnished impeccably with family touches. The docents really make the visit special - each telling about the rooms they are in and willing to answer questions about the house and family. The gardens are magnificent - the fountains and statuary are beyond compare. I would say that once entering the hospital grounds we were confused as to the location of the estate (signage would have been helpful) but one of the hospital staff directed us to the entrance.
Written June 10, 2021
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Thank you for visiting the Estate and for leaving a review! We are continuing to work towards making the entrance easier to find in the future.
Written June 13, 2021
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