Fodor's Expert Review Nemours Mansion and Gardens

Wilmington Garden

For a look at how the very wealthy lived, visit Nemours Mansion and Gardens, a 300-acre country estate built for Alfred I. du Pont in 1910. This modified Louis XVI château, which underwent a $39 million restoration that was completed in 2008, showcases 102 rooms of European and American furnishings, rare rugs, tapestries, and art dating to the 15th century. The gardens, reminiscent of those at Versailles, are landscaped with fountains, pools, and statuary. The estate can be seen only on guided two-hour tours. Visitors must be at least 12 years old.

Garden Historic Home

Quick Facts

850 Alapocas Dr.
Wilmington, Delaware  19803, USA


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: $15 for mansion and gardens, $10 garden walk only, May–Dec., Tues.–Sat. garden tours at 10, noon, 2, and 4; house tours at 9:30, noon, and 3; Sun. garden tours at noon, 2, and 4; house tours at noon and 3; closed Jan.–Apr.

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