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New Heights: Fountain Revitalization Project

Join in our excitement as we undertake the largest project in our Gardens' history. Starting in mid-October 2014, we will begin the restoration and renovation of our beloved Main Fountain Garden. Find out more.

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History of this Garden

Inspired by the success of the Italian Water Garden and Open Air Theatre fountains, Pierre S. du Pont unveiled the Main Fountain Garden in 1931. The goal was to rival the fountains he had seen in Europe and at the 1893 World Columbian Exposition in Chicago.

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