The house that Alfred du Pont built for his wife Alicia, Nemours mansion reflects the taste and grandeur of a man with grand ambitions. The mansion, which sits on a 3,000-acre plot of land in Wilmington, is a fine example of the late-18th-century style that his wife loved. Extending from the mansion to the reflecting pool, the picturesque Long Walk, lined with Japanese cryptomeria, pink flowering horse chestnuts and pin oaks, complemented by a reflecting pool shooting water 12 feet into the air, a sight made more majestic by the classical mythology-based "Four Seasons" sculptures by Henri Crenier.
Wilmington, Delaware Hotel near Nemours Mansion -
Seeing top Delaware sites such as Nemours Mansion is a cinch when checking into the INN at Wilmington. The hotel is located only three miles from the historic landmark, making it easy to explore before enjoying some rest and relaxation in our welcoming guestrooms featuring comfortable beds and other much appreciated niceties.