Archaeology at the Read House & Gardens
Friday, April 07, 2017 - Saturday, May 13, 2017 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Read House & Gardens, National Historic Landmark -


Beginning Friday, April 7, 2017 Students from the University of Delaware will be conducting a small archaeological excavation at the Read House & Gardens this spring. Join us on site on the following dates between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to observe and talk with students about their projects and experiences.

April 7, 8, 14, 15, 22, or 29
May 5, 6, 12 or 13

Free of charge.

The Read House is also open for regular tours, Wednesday - Friday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tour Fee:
Society Members: Free
Join us!
Adults (over 18) - $7.00
Senior Citizens (over 65), Students (13-21 years old), Military Personnel - $6.00
Youth (6 - 12 years old) - $4.00
Under 6 years of age - FREE

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Read House & Gardens, National Historic Landmark


Read House & Gardens
42 The Strand
New Castle, Delaware 19720
(302) 322-8411

On the New Castle riverfront, in the heart of the old city, the twenty-two room, 14,000-square-foot National Historic Landmark Read House dominates the streetscape with a monumental simplicity and distinctive Philadelphia architectural style. Designed for George Read II, son of a Delaware signer of both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, the house combined innovative Federal period design and advanced technological systems to create comfort and refinement.

Outside formal gardens installed in 1848 provided enjoyment for the late nineteenth and early twentieth century residents and continue to delight visitors today. Beneath the soil the layered history of Delaware's earliest inhabitants and settlers survives. Their story unfolds through ongoing archaeology on the property.


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