This was one of our first sight seeing adventures on our vacation. Longwood Gardens was the personal estate of the Du Pont family that were French emigrates who came to Delaware in the early 1800's. There is a lot of American history within this family and alot that is totally fascinating. You can go here to read more. This place was so beautiful. And it's only one of the many estates that are in the area, all of which have become public gardens.