Nemours Mansion and Gardens
PO Box 109
Route 141 and Alapocas Drive
Wilmington, DE 19803
(302) 651-6912, or toll-free 1-800-651-6912

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Nemours Mansion and Gardens has recently reopened its gates following a 3-year, $39 million renovation performed by world-class conservators and craftspeople. The comprehensive project included landscaping, refurbishing statues, paintings, furniture and tapestries, and more.

This beautiful 300-acre estate was the turn-of-the-century home of Alfred L. DuPont. As did many of his contemporaries, DuPont lived at a level of opulence that has scarcely, if at all, been exceeded since that era.

The Mansion is a modified Louis XVI French château (from the Latin castellum, or castle) designed by Carrère and Hastings from New York. Built between 1909 and 1910, the house contains one hundred and two rooms.

A Guided Tour reveals a treasure trove of fine European and American furniture, rare rugs, tapestries, and outstanding works of art.

Following the house tour visitors are taken on a guided Bus Tour through the Gardens. One of the finest examples of French-style gardens in America, it extends one third of a mile along the main vista from the house. The Gardens are exquisitely landscaped with fountains, pools, and statuary surrounded by natural woodlands.

Tours take about two hours and visitors must be at least 12 years old. Reservations are highly recommended for individuals and required for groups.

Guided Garden Walk: Tuesday thru Saturday 9:00am, Sunday 12:45pm.
Mansion Tour: Tuesday thru Saturday, 9:30am, 12:00pm & 3:00pm. Sunday, 12:00pm & 3:00pm. Call Monday thru Friday, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm, to schedule a tour.

Garden Tour: $10.00 per person
Mansion Tour: $15.00 per person.

Groups: Groups of 20 or more for Mansion Tour, $13.00/person.

Reservations: 1 week recommended for individuals, 4 weeks for groups.

Lunch: Local restaurants.

Handicapped Access: Not accessible.

Directions: I-95 to Wilmington. Take exit 8 North, Rt. 202. Go to Rt. 141 (Powder Mill Dr.) and turn left (south). Turn left onto Alapocas Dr. Make an immediate left into the parking area of the Visitor Center. 30 - 60 minutes from Philadelphia.

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