The Mansion is an excellent example of modified Louis XVI French château.
Nemours Mansion & Gardens
Nemours is the former 300 acre estate of Alfred I. du Pont, 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.
Guided tours are the only way guests are able to see the house and grounds. Tours take a minimum of two hours and include a series of rooms on three floors followed by a bus tour of the gardens. You will see what if was like to live on a grand scale at the beginning of the 20th century, including the estate's billiard room and bowling alley, and necessities like the ice-making and bottling rooms.
Call Nemours at 302.651.6912 for more information and to make a reservation for a tour of the totally renovated mansion and the gardens.
THE NEMOURS MANSION & GARDENS is a glimpse into life on a grand scale in 20th century America.
The mansion and gardens can be seen during a guided, two-hour tour. Reservations are required.
The formal dining room is set according to the season with one of the many sets of china in the house and a fresh floral centerpiece. It is just one of beautifully decorated rooms you will see on a tour.
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