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Nemours Mansion & Gardens

850 Alapocas Dr, Wilmington, DE 19803-4544
+1 800-651-6912
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Nemours Mansion and Gardens

What a splendorous place, BUT we SORELY MISSED the ongoing and informative house tours of years... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
groundhog249
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Wayne, Pennsylvania
The Gardens Need Work

Walking through the gardens recently, I was disappointed that they were not well manicured... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
tlscorpio
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Wilmington, Delaware
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Nemours Estate is open for visitation during the regular season May - mid November. Self guided; accessed by walking or from shuttle. Cameras are permitted. The Estate is CLOSED on Mondays.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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850 Alapocas Dr, Wilmington, DE 19803-4544
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+1 800-651-6912
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Reviewed 3 days ago

What a splendorous place, BUT we SORELY MISSED the ongoing and informative house tours of years past. The docents placed throughout the house were pleasant and knowledgeable. Nonetheless, we did feel thrown to the wolves. And what of the on-site-bottled water giveaways?

Thank groundhog249
Reviewed 3 days ago

Walking through the gardens recently, I was disappointed that they were not well manicured. Thistles, weeds, and untrimmed hedges. Never expected it to look so unkempt. Riding the bus, you might not notice. The mansion inside is nice if you don't mind children running around...More

Thank tlscorpio
Reviewed 5 days ago

very beautiful home & gardens. One of the best I've visited. If you can't walk to gardens the shuttle does a loop around.

Thank dmc42467
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My husband and I went on a tour of Nemours Mansion and Gardens. The tour was fabulous. The visitor center offers easy parking making it easy to walk right in. Their visitor center is filled with short documentaries and exhibits that share interesting facts about...More

Thank 5265wanda
Reviewed 1 week ago

Been to Longwood Gardens and Winterthur, so thought it was time to see another DuPont estate. Classically french, in both house, furniture, and gardens. They boast 77 rooms in the mansion but I don't think we saw more than 20-24 ( don't get me wrong,...More

Thank Sara C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When Mr. DuPont died his will stipulated his estate become the hospital for children. The mansion at that time was converted into a hospital. A few years ago they built a new hospital and restored the mansion back to what it was when the family...More

Thank joannehV629DR
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

To build not one but 2 fortunes! Love what capitalism offers. Love the opportunity to be the 1%. Amazing visit on a rainy day gave us a one on one tour.

Thank Starviagera
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of History about Delaware and its DuPont natives. We've had Duponts for governors and of course amongst others that were involved in various activities in Delaware

Thank Keith & Marie B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The duPont's lived a life of luxury most of us will never comprehend. The story of the duPont's is intriguing and the lineage is fun to follow. The house and grounds here are just as impressive as every other duPont estate. The staff was friendly...More

Thank Stephen K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Parking is free. At the visitor center, watch the movie first about the history of the Dupont family. Alfred Dupont was an amazing inventor who made Nemours self sufficient and beautiful. Inside the mansion, take the tour and then explore on your own. There are...More

Thank blackriverwoman
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imarchi
17 May 2017|
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Response from tlscorpio | Reviewed this property |
They no longer take reservations. They now allow children, so it can get pretty crazy during peak times. No more guided tours and now there are many restrictions on where to go. It's OK now, but it used to be so much better... More
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Amanda B
9 March 2017|
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Response from smoke501 | Reviewed this property |
I agree with Celeste. A half day is perfect to see everything. There is a cafe on the grounds for a quick lunch and they have a fabulous grilled cheese sandwich!
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Hanalei623
26 January 2017|
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Response from NemoursGuestServices | Property representative |
We are closed for the winter and will reopen May 2. 2017. Hours for Saturday will be 10am -5pm and Sunday noon-5pm. We look forward to your visit.
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