Nemours Mansion and Gardens

850 Alapocas Dr.
Wilmington, DE 19803- Map It
(302) 651-6912

AAA Editor Notes

Nemours Mansion and Gardens is 3.5 mi. n.w. to Alapocas Dr. and SR 141 S. (Powder Mill Rd.). This 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. Time: Allow 3 hours minimum.
$17; $15 (ages 62+, and students and military with ID) free (ages 0-4).
Hours: Tues.-Sat. 10-5, Sun., noon-5, May 1-Dec. 13. Closed Jan. 1, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas.