Joy of Museums Virtual Tours

Virtual Tours of Museums, Art Galleries, and Historic Sites

Nemours Mansion and Gardens – Virtual Tour

Nemours Mansion and Gardens - Virtual Tour

Nemours Mansion and Gardens – Virtual Tour

The Nemours Mansion and Gardens is a country estate with a formal French-styled 17th-century garden and a French neoclassical mansion in Wilmington, Delaware. It was built to resemble a French château and has 105 rooms on five floors occupy nearly 47,000 sq ft (4,400 m2). 

Nemours was created by Alfred I. du Pont in 1909–10 and 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 mansion is in the Louis XVI style of French architecture and contains 18th-century French furniture and a collection of antiques, works of art, and tapestries.

Artworks range from 16th-century religious works to paintings by the European masters to works by American artists.

The estate has the most developed and most extensive French formal garden styled landscape park in America. The design is patterned after the gardens of Versailles.

Nemours Mansion and Gardens - Virtual Tour

The Maze Garden – and a central statue of Achievement, by Henri Crenier, atop a base with images of Triton and Neptune’s face

Highlights of the Nemours Mansion and Gardens

  • Louis XVI Musical Clock, circa 1785
  • A French clock made for Marie Antoinette
  • A chair from the 1937 coronation of King George VI
  • A chair from Independence Hall
  • The Jardin à la française (formal French garden)
  • Garden landscaping with fountains, pools, a carillon tower, statuary, and a pavilion surrounded by woodlands
  • Temple of Love – in classical style, with a life-sized statue of Diana (1780) by Jean-Antoine Houdon.
  • The Boxwood Garden
  • The Colonnade
  • The Maze Garden
  • The Reflecting Pool with 157 jets
  • The Sunken Gardens

Nemours Mansion and Gardens - Virtual Tour

Nemours Mansion and Gardens

  • Name:           Nemours Mansion and Gardens
  • City:               Wilmington
  • Type:             Art Museum, Historic House, Library Museum, Gardens
  • Location:      1600 Rockland Rd, Wilmington, DE, United States

Nemours Mansion and Gardens-  Map

Nemours Mansion and Gardens – 360 Views

Nemours Mansion and Gardens – 360 Views

Nemours Mansion and Gardens – 360 Views

Nemours Mansion and Gardens – 360 Views

Nemours Mansion and Gardens – 360 Views

Nemours Mansion and Gardens – 360 Views

Nemours Mansion and Gardens – 360 Views

 

A Tour of the Top Museums in the USA

Nemours Mansion and Gardens

Nemours Mansion and Gardens

Nemours Mansion and Gardens

Nemours Mansion and Gardens

Nemours Mansion and Gardens

Nemours Mansion and Gardens

Nemours Mansion and Gardens

~~~

“Art is not a study of positive reality, it is the seeking for ideal truth.”
– John Ruskin

~~~


Photo Credit: JERRYE & ROY KLOTZ MD / CC BY-SA (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)

Popular this Week

Museums, Art Galleries & Historical Sites - Virtual Tours
"The Martyr of Solway" by John Everett Millais
Mesopotamian Art and Artifacts - Virtual Tour
"Female Figure" from Cyclades: Greek Island Group in the Aegean Sea
Priam’s Treasure
Prehistoric Art and Artifacts - Virtual Tour
Dancing Girl (Mohenjo-daro) from the Indus Valley Civilization
Ancient Artifacts - Virtual Tour
Quotes about Museums, Art and History
Book of the Dead - Papyrus of Ani and Hunefe

SEARCH