Nemours Mansion & Gardens

Long Walk

The two elk at the top of the Vista are the work of French sculptor Prosper Lecourtier (1855–1924), a specialist in animal figures. Lined with Japanese cryptomeria, pink flowering horse chestnuts and pin oaks, the Long Walk extends from the Mansion to the Reflecting Pool.

The 157 jets at the center of the one-acre pool shoot water 12 feet into the air; when they are turned off, the entire "Long Walk" is reflected in the pool. The pool, five and a half feet deep in its deepest section, holds 800,000 gallons of water and takes three days to fill. The Art Nouveau-style, classical mythology-based “Four Seasons” around the pool are by French-born American sculptor Henri Crenier (1873–1948).

Mansion and Gardens Tours are open May 1, 2018 through January 3, 2019
Last admission one hour prior to closing.
The Estate and Gardens will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, New Years Eve and New Years Day.

Nemours Mansion and Gardens • 1600 Rockland Road • Wilmington, Delaware 19803
For additional information, call 1-800-651-6912, or visit