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Owned and developed by our founder, Alfred I. duPont (1864-1935), Nemours Estate comprises an exquisite, 77-room mansion, the largest formal French gardens in North America, a Chauffeur's Garage housing a collection of vintage automobiles used on...more
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My husband and I visited during a holiday event and the mansion was absolutely breathtaking! The staff is so knowledgeable and friendly - happy to share all about the interesting history of the house. Make sure to check out the bowling alley in the basement!
If you’ve never been and are in the area, this is a must see attraction. It’s a perfect opportunity to step into the Gilded Age time period and experience what life was like for the local Gentry. The house and gardens are exquisite. It is...More
The visitors center provides an informative video and timeline for the history of the estate and the Dupont family, but the mansion really stole the show. The tour includes time at the garage with luxury vehicles owned by the family, a driving tour around the...More
Went with our group of 15, minimum group size, and couldn't have a better experience. The initial video was helpful, but could have a visual family tree added. Treated very well by all the staff guiding, driving and recounting the history. Christmas decorations included the...More
If you live in Delaware like I do you then you already know how important the DuPont family was to this area. This was one of their estates and one of several they eventually donated to the public as a museum. It’s worthwhile to visit...More
This 77 room mansion build by Alfred I. du Pont for his wife, showcases the majesty of a by-gone era. There is the largest formal French gardens in the US, but it was a rainy day and we all stayed inside. I would love to...More
All is in order and top-notch. Visitor Center has a fabulously displayed time line. Even the shuttle buses are plush and high-end! Great tour with an opportunity to see rooms not typically interpreted, nor seen in mansion tours. The garden is stunning and maintained to...More
The tours are included in the price and if you would like to take the Garden tour on the shuttle too, it’s also included. Everyone MUST take their shuttles inside the property and out too. I would plan on at least 2-3... More
The tours are included in the price and if you would like to take the Garden tour on the shuttle too, it’s also included. Everyone MUST take their shuttles inside the property and out too. I would plan on at least 2-3 hours especially if the weather is good. Hope that this was helpful.
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There is an elevator to all of the floors of the house as well as a chair lift, so the whole house is accessible. We are currently closed for the winter though and will reopen in May. We hope to see you then and... More
There is an elevator to all of the floors of the house as well as a chair lift, so the whole house is accessible. We are currently closed for the winter though and will reopen in May. We hope to see you then and thank you.