Nemours Estate

850 Alapocas Dr.
Wilmington, DE 19803- Map It
Phone: (302) 651-6912
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Nemours Estate is 3.5 mi. n.w. to Alapocas Dr. and SR 141 S. (Powder Mill Rd.). The modified Louis XVI chateau was built in 1909-10 by Alfred I. du Pont. The 47,000-square-foot mansion contains European antiques, tapestries, Oriental rugs and paintings as well as several of A.I. du Pont's innovations. The 222-acre estate is a fine example of formal French gardens. Admission includes full access to all open areas of the estate, including Nemours Mansion, gardens, grounds and the Chauffeur's Garage. Interpretive staff enhance self-guiding tours. Note: The self-guiding tours include several stairways.
$17; $15 (ages 62+, and students and military with ID) free (ages 0-4).
Hours: Tues.-Sat. 10-5, Sun., noon-5, May 1-early Jan. Closed Jan. 1, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas. Allow 3 hours minimum.