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Nemours Estate is closed for the winter season and will reopen in the Spring of 2021. We look forward to seeing you soon.
The Mansion is not currently open to guests. Shuttle service will not be offered, so comfortable walking shoes are strongly encouraged. Masking is required in restrooms and within 6 feet of others, and guests are welcome to bring bottled water as well as other nonalcoholic beverages onto the Estate.
Nemours Estate is where a visitor might believe he or she magically just stepped into Europe. Modeled after Versailles, Nemours is a masterpiece of design with its mansion, fountains, artwork, gilded sculpture and what is reputedly the largest formal French garden in North America. The mansion is now self-paced and self-guided, with interpreters stationed at key locations. Visitors will be able to tour the mansion on their own, spending as much or as little time there as they’d like. We no longer require or recommend advance reservations, except for groups of 10 or more visitors. Open May through December.