Read House & Gardens - click here for additional information

This National Historic Landmark Federal mansion is surrounded by one-and-a-half acres of formal gardens. Seasonal adornments make the house an enchanting place to visit throughout the year.

We are always adding information about the Read House's collection to our online catalog, "Ask Caesar" - click here to view.

42 The Strand, New Castle, Delaware 19720 - Directions and parking
(302) 322-8411

Now through January 4, 2019:

A Holiday in Transition: Christmas in 1820s New Castle.
In early America, Christmas was a controversial holiday marked by religious disagreement and raucous celebrations in the streets. But things were changing in the early 19th century. Stop by the Read House for a special holiday tour with vignettes of Christmastime in the 1820s and beyond!   Join us for this brand-new seasonal tour!

Wednesday - Friday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tours on the hour. Last tour begins at 3 p.m.

PLEASE NOTE: CLOSED January-March except by appointment (302-322-8411) and school tours.
Closed major holidays - click here to view Society programs, special events, and exhibition listing.

Society Members: Free - click here to Join the Society!
Adults (over 18) - $7.00
Senior Citizens (over 65), Students (10-21 years old), Military Personnel - $6.00
Youth (under 10 years of age) - FREE
Groups tours: please call  (302) 295-3284


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