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Nemours Mansion

1600 Rockland Road
Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, 19803

Nemours Mansion, Wilmington, DE
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The Nemours Mansion and Gardens is a 300-acre country estate with jardin à la française formal gardens and a French neoclassical mansion in Wilmington, Delaware.
Built to resemble a French château, its 105 rooms on five floors occupy nearly 47,000 sq ft (4,400 m2). It shares the grounds with the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, and both are owned by the Nemours Foundation. Nemours was created by Alfred I. du Pont in 1909–10 as a gift for his second wife, Alicia. It was named for the north-central French town of Nemours, which was affiliated with his great-great-grandfather, Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours.

The house contains rare 18th-century French furniture and an eclectic collection of notable antiques, works of art and tapestries. Artworks range from 16th-century religious works to paintings by the European masters to early works by Americans Frederic Remington and Sidney Lawrence.

The estate has the most developed and largest jardin à la française (French formal garden)-style landscape park and collection of individual gardens in North America.

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