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Nemours Mansion & Gardens
Route 141 (Powder Mill Road) and Alapocas Drive
Wilmington, Delaware 19803
Nemours, the former 300 acre estate of Alfred I. du Pont, is named after the du Pont ancestral home in north central France.
The Mansion is an excellent example of modified Louis XVI French château. It was designed by Carrere and Hastings of New York City and was built between 1909 and 1910 by Smyth and Son of Wilmington, Delaware. The mansion has 102 rooms and is furnished, as you would expect, with fine period antiques, rare oriental rugs, tapestries and paintings dating back as far as the 15th century.
The gardens, their design influenced by Mr. duPont's many trips to Europe, are beautifully landscaped and include a working carillon tower, natural woodlands and extensive formal French gardens.
ToursVisits to Nemours Estate are self-paced and self-guided. Trained interpretive staff members are located in selected locations of Nemours Mansion and in the Chauffeur's Garage to orient visitors, share information and answer questions; informational and way-finding signs and maps to the gardens and grounds are available at the Visitor Center and throughout the property.
Hours of OperationNemours Estate, including the Mansion, gardens, grounds and Chauffeur's Garage, is open for visitation Tuesday to Sunday during the regular season (May 1 to November 13); the Estate is closed on Mondays.
During the holiday season (November 19 to January 8), Nemours Mansion is open Tuesday to Sunday except for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas and New Year's Day; the gardens, grounds and Chauffeur's Garage are not open during the holiday season.
Estate Public Hours (Regular Season):
Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.
Mansion Public Hours (Regular Season): Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, 1-4 p.m.
AdmissionAdult Day Pass- $17. Seniors-$15. Family Day Pass (2 adults, up to 4 children)-$40. Admission includes full access to all open areas of the Estate, including Nemours Mansion, gardens and grounds, and Chauffeur's Garage.
Handicap AccessibleAccessible to people with disabilities.
Camera PolicyPhotographs are not permitted inside the mansion, but are permitted in the gardens.
DirectionsNemours is situated on Alapocas Drive and Route 141 (Powder Mill Rd.), on the property of the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children between Children's Drive and Route 202.
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