Out with the Old, In with the New
Friday, December 01, 2017 - Sunday, December 31, 2017 
Read House & Gardens, National Historic Landmark -


Out with the Old, in with the NewVisit the Read House & Gardens and discover the history of New Year’s, how traditions have changed over time, and how people celebrate New Year’s around the world. Make New Year’s calls with the Read family, celebrate Chinese New Year’s with the Couper family, attend a New Year’s bash with the Laird family, and more. Additionally, in the week between Christmas and New Year’s enjoy special treats, a selfie station, and a New Year’s craft.

Included with admission.
Members: Free - click here for 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


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.


Delaware History Museum   |  Mitchell Center for African American Heritage   |   Old Town Hall   |   Research Library   |   Willingtown Square    |   Read House & Gardens  

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The Delaware Historical Society is the statewide, non-profit organization that explores, preserves, shares, and promotes Delaware history, heritage, and culture to strengthen our community.