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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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Nemours Mansion & Gardens by using our Wilmington vacation trip planner.
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  • I visited in December, so was unable to tour the gardens; I plan to return next spring to see them. The house is incredible, and was lived in up until the early 70s. There are many original features, ...  more »
  • If you like to see how the other half (used to) live, this is good for you. Lots of old-timey furniture and fixtures. Interesting place. Lots of room to walk and lovely grounds. 
  • Nemours is the mansion that was home to Alfred I. du Pont in the last decades of his life. The grounds of the estate are shared with the hospital for children that he and his wife created, one of the ...  more »