Nemours Mansion & Gardens, Wilmington

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Witness one of the finest examples of Louis XVI-Rococo architecture outside of Europe at Nemours Mansion & Gardens. Alfred l. du Pont commissioned the 121 hectare (300 acre) country estate in 1909 as a gift for his second wife and in celebration of his French heritage. The chateau-style mansion and expansive French formal gardens can be explored through a guided tour. Inside, visitors are treated to valuable 18th-century French furniture and artworks by European masters, while the outside reveals imposing fountains, reflective pools, and lush woodland. Be sure to wear sensible shoes to ensure your comfort when exploring the large property. Garden tours must be booked in advance. Put Nemours Mansion & Gardens at the forefront of your travel plans using our Wilmington trip planner .
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  • 10-11-17 Although I am not into old houses this was a good tour with friends. The house was quite innovative at the time and shows how having money can certainly make things happen. The basement is es...  more »
  • You arrive at the "visitor's center" which is where you buy your ticket. While there you can view a short film and browse through a small exhibit on the history of the house. You then can board a roun...  more »
  • I have visited a number of decorated mansions and "cottages," but this was the best I have seen. A friend and I spent several weekday hours there and still did not see everything. We have traveled to ...  more »

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