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Nemours Estate

Nemours Estate
4.5
Historic SitesGardensHistory Museums
Temporarily closedClosed until Apr 2, 2024
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Explore the elegance of a 77-room Mansion, a Chauffeur's Garage with vintage automobiles, and 200-acres of French-inspired formal gardens, grounds, and woodlands.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • bnb12548
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We loved it!
    We thoroughly enjoyed our visit! The grounds and house are beautiful!! The staff couldn't have been more friendly and helpful. This is the most beautiful estate home we have ever visited. Especially interesting were the systems in the basement which a very knowledgeable docent explained to us. This is a must visit if you're in the area.
    We appreciate your visit and wonderful review of Nemours Estate!
    Written 25 April 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 22 April 2023
  • Rene
    Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hidden gem makes Delaware visit memorable
    What a surprise to discover this amazing garden and family home. Wonderful tram tour and Colleen’s guided garden walk was so informative including stories of meeting family members, and sharing memories, certainly narrowed the gap between the DuPonts of privilege and working folks . All suffer loss and challenging relationships. In the end, helping others makes a life well lived. Staff was especially friendly and willing to share their expertise. Just an amazing place. One fact I found curious was how DuPont filtered and bottled water from the estate and even brought it on vacation.
    We are so glad you learned so much during your visit to Nemours Estate! Thank you for the shout-out to our Interpreter Colleen, we appreciate your review.
    Written 16 May 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 14 May 2023
  • 8abug
    Colona, Illinois194 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Garden Estate
    This will be one of my favorite memories with my daughter. It was a beautiful day to spend wandering the garden. Street direction signage could have been better. It was a little confusing being right next to children’s hospital. Parking is free and convenient. We toured the “house” first which was overwhelming and gorgeous. The volunteers were very friendly and informative. The different garden “rooms” were amazing. Just when you thought you couldn’t see anything prettier, you turn a corner and it takes your breathe away. Spent 3 hours and walked/strolled over 3 miles. Lots of benches with lovely views. There is a free shuttle tour which circles the gardens. We missed the gift shop which is located by the house not by entry. No dining on premises.
    We are so glad we were able to help create wonderful memories with your daughter. Thank you for your review of Nemours Estate.
    Written 28 May 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 May 2023
  • EphraimWilliams
    Buffalo, New York172 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Go, without delay!
    I visited the Nemours Estate on July 4, 2023 (yesterday) and I could not wait to write this review. Yes, this place is "all that and a bag of chips". So...just go. You step onto the grounds and your blood pressure is lowered immediately. I was there for 4 hours. I would have stayed longer, but I had a train to catch. Three observations: 1). The only "downside" of the visit is that you can see the hospital from the grounds. (Yes, I'm quibbling!!!). I just wish that the hospital was built lower OR that trees could completely block the hospital from view. 2). Do the shuttle tour around the grounds first and then walk around the grounds. The shuttle tour gives you a GREAT perspective. 3). I give the Estate *high* marks for the deluxe portable toilets on the grounds.
    We are very glad you enjoyed your visit to Nemours Estate! Thank you for the stellar review!
    Written 10 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 5 July 2023
  • Tammy W
    Kerrville, Texas109 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning and stunning!
    This mansion that belonged to the DuPont family was absolutely incredible. Each room of the mansion had a docent to help give information specific to the room and to answer any general questions. This house had every bell and whistle and was gorgeous inside and out. The grounds were impeccably maintained and were so beautiful. If we had time we would have hopped on the little tram that took you around the Estate with some more information on the rest of it. Highly recommend that.
    We pride ourselves in making sure guests have all resources available to them. We hope you can visit Nemours Estate again. Thanks for the wonderful review!
    Written 23 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 22 July 2023
  • JoAnn Tel
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Delightful American chateau in Wilmington
    Nemours Estate is a wonderful glimpse into the lifestyle of the Gilded Age! The mansion is dazzling, with a grand staircase, elegant furniture and artwork, and a surprise or two…like the private bowling alley in the basement! The gardens are very grand, with fountains, statues, and a colonnade, recalling the chateaus of Europe. You can go on a mini bus tour around the gardens, narrated with interesting information from the driver. The staff at Nemours are some of the friendliest I have encountered at any historic site, welcoming you with smiles and offering helpful commentary on the mansion and the DuPont family. There is a small, cute gift shop as well (which offered free bottled water to visitors on the hot day I was there!).
    Thank you for your wonderful review of Nemours Estate!
    Written 30 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 26 July 2023
  • ArlettaC
    Fairfield, California1,147 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gorgeous grounds and mansion.
    How the rich people used to live…I suppose there are still plenty of wealthy people with big estates and lots of servants, but older mansions and grounds like the Nemours Estate are pretty amazing. The house is beautiful, and nearly all of it is open on the self-guided tour. There are docents in each room (of which there are many), and they all were friendly and very knowledgeable. So much beautiful artwork, antique (as in centuries old) furnishings; lots of family photos and interesting history. The grounds go on forever, it seems—acres of lawn, fountains, formal gardens, walkways, statuary. Be prepared to walk a lot. Just getting from the entrance gate to the mansion is a hike, but under a beautiful avenue of mature trees. (Warm weather note: We were given free bottles of chilled water at the entry. You’ll be happy to have it.)
    Thank you for your wonderful review of Nemours Estate.
    Written 23 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 22 August 2023
  • CodyDC
    Washington DC, District of Columbia5,936 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very impressive mansion and grounds - reminded me of being in France
    First visit while in Wilmington, glad I visited the duPont estate. The grounds and mansion were very nice which reminded me of being in France. The interior of the mansion was nice especially with the information that was provided by the estate guides working inside. There were multiple people on each floor who provided some good insight and information about their areas which helped you understand what you were viewing. A walk around the park grounds was nice and relaxing. I would come back if every in Wilmington again.
    We are glad you enjoyed your visit to Nemours Estate. Please do come again!
    Written 5 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 4 October 2023
  • nj088762018
    Somerville, New Jersey21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nemours is a must see...one of the best house tours I've experienced
    Nemours is often overlooked in favor of Winterthur. It should not be. Friends and I added a tour of Nemours to a mid-week jaunt to Delaware and are so glad we did. The grounds and 70+room mansion were decked out for the holidays. Winterthur is a museum. Nemours is a home. Start with the tram ride through the estate then enjoy the self guided house tour. Friendly guides are stationed throughout the house to answer questions or share bits of information about the family. It was a lovely experience.
    We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to Nemours Estate. Thank you for the wonderful review.
    Written 20 November 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 17 November 2023
  • Nancy A
    240 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Just Gorgeous
    Nemours is just wonderful. I'm glad I was able to come at this time of year to not only enjoy the mansion but to also see all the holiday decorations. The staff was very friendly and helpful. There is someone in each room to explain, answer questions and point out various items. Please go here.
    Thank you for your review and visit to Nemours Estate.
    Written 11 December 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 10 December 2023
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L2785WVrogert
Swansea, UK14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Absolutely beautiful & stunning estate in rural Delaware and a fascinating house stocked with treasures & history
Written 19 January 2024
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Thank you for your review of Nemours Estate!
Written 22 January 2024
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Nancy A
240 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
Nemours is just wonderful. I'm glad I was able to come at this time of year to not only enjoy the mansion but to also see all the holiday decorations. The staff was very friendly and helpful. There is someone in each room to explain, answer questions and point out various items. Please go here.
Written 10 December 2023
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Thank you for your review and visit to Nemours Estate.
Written 11 December 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

nj088762018
Somerville, NJ21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
Nemours is often overlooked in favor of Winterthur. It should not be. Friends and I added a tour of Nemours to a mid-week jaunt to Delaware and are so glad we did. The grounds and 70+room mansion were decked out for the holidays. Winterthur is a museum. Nemours is a home. Start with the tram ride through the estate then enjoy the self guided house tour. Friendly guides are stationed throughout the house to answer questions or share bits of information about the family. It was a lovely experience.
Written 17 November 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to Nemours Estate. Thank you for the wonderful review.
Written 20 November 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

CodyDC
Washington DC, DC5,936 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
First visit while in Wilmington, glad I visited the duPont estate. The grounds and mansion were very nice which reminded me of being in France. The interior of the mansion was nice especially with the information that was provided by the estate guides working inside. There were multiple people on each floor who provided some good insight and information about their areas which helped you understand what you were viewing. A walk around the park grounds was nice and relaxing. I would come back if every in Wilmington again.
Written 4 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
We are glad you enjoyed your visit to Nemours Estate. Please do come again!
Written 5 October 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

NE Travelor
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Touring this estate was truly fascinating. The grounds were well maintained and even though it was the end of the growing season, we were surprised at the lush flower displays. The mansion itself was breathtaking and meeting informed and friendly docents made the visit memorable.From the women in the ticket booth to other staff, all were very welcoming. Only one hiccup -- we had trouble finding Nemours Mansion. I know that directions said that it was on the grounds of the Childrens Hospital, but we didn't see a sign on the road for the mansion. Glad we didn't give up locating it.
Written 17 September 2023
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We are glad you enjoyed your visit to Nemours Estate. We take pride in providing for a wonderful experience.
Written 24 September 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Chris B
Michigan510 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Its hard to believe that someone lived here. The place is just over the top and amazing. We really enjoyed walking the grounds and I got some great photos
Written 13 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
We are glad you enjoyed your visit to Nemours Estate!
Written 24 September 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

ArlettaC
Fairfield, CA1,147 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
How the rich people used to live…I suppose there are still plenty of wealthy people with big estates and lots of servants, but older mansions and grounds like the Nemours Estate are pretty amazing. The house is beautiful, and nearly all of it is open on the self-guided tour. There are docents in each room (of which there are many), and they all were friendly and very knowledgeable. So much beautiful artwork, antique (as in centuries old) furnishings; lots of family photos and interesting history. The grounds go on forever, it seems—acres of lawn, fountains, formal gardens, walkways, statuary. Be prepared to walk a lot. Just getting from the entrance gate to the mansion is a hike, but under a beautiful avenue of mature trees. (Warm weather note: We were given free bottles of chilled water at the entry. You’ll be happy to have it.)
Written 22 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thank you for your wonderful review of Nemours Estate.
Written 23 August 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

JoAnn Tel
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
Nemours Estate is a wonderful glimpse into the lifestyle of the Gilded Age! The mansion is dazzling, with a grand staircase, elegant furniture and artwork, and a surprise or two…like the private bowling alley in the basement! The gardens are very grand, with fountains, statues, and a colonnade, recalling the chateaus of Europe. You can go on a mini bus tour around the gardens, narrated with interesting information from the driver. The staff at Nemours are some of the friendliest I have encountered at any historic site, welcoming you with smiles and offering helpful commentary on the mansion and the DuPont family. There is a small, cute gift shop as well (which offered free bottled water to visitors on the hot day I was there!).
Written 26 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thank you for your wonderful review of Nemours Estate!
Written 30 July 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Tammy W
Kerrville, TX109 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
This mansion that belonged to the DuPont family was absolutely incredible. Each room of the mansion had a docent to help give information specific to the room and to answer any general questions. This house had every bell and whistle and was gorgeous inside and out. The grounds were impeccably maintained and were so beautiful. If we had time we would have hopped on the little tram that took you around the Estate with some more information on the rest of it. Highly recommend that.
Written 22 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
We pride ourselves in making sure guests have all resources available to them. We hope you can visit Nemours Estate again. Thanks for the wonderful review!
Written 23 July 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

EphraimWilliams
Buffalo, NY172 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
I visited the Nemours Estate on July 4, 2023 (yesterday) and I could not wait to write this review. Yes, this place is "all that and a bag of chips". So...just go. You step onto the grounds and your blood pressure is lowered immediately. I was there for 4 hours. I would have stayed longer, but I had a train to catch.

Three observations: 1). The only "downside" of the visit is that you can see the hospital from the grounds. (Yes, I'm quibbling!!!). I just wish that the hospital was built lower OR that trees could completely block the hospital from view. 2). Do the shuttle tour around the grounds first and then walk around the grounds. The shuttle tour gives you a GREAT perspective. 3). I give the Estate *high* marks for the deluxe portable toilets on the grounds.
Written 5 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
We are very glad you enjoyed your visit to Nemours Estate! Thank you for the stellar review!
Written 10 July 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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