Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Speaking of Old Money Digs: du Pont Mansion Reopens

Last week, the Washington Post featured the newly reopened Nemours Mansion and Gardens. It is the Beaux Arts home that Alfred I. du Pont built for his second wife, Alecia du Pont. This lesser known 300-acre estate is located in Wilmington, Delaware. It recently underwent a $39 million renovation and is now open again for tours (May thru December).

Photo: Jim Graham

Be sure to check out the Washington Post article and slideshow for more about Alfred "The Count" du Pont, a colorful member of the du Pont family who left his fortune to a children's healthcare organization. You can also learn more at:

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