FREE for Teachers!
Saturday, April 20, 2019 10:00 AM
Delaware History Museum | Read House & Gardens -


Free for Teachers!Teachers, did you know that you can visit the Delaware History Museum and the Read House & Gardens free of charge on the third Saturday of every month? When you visit, just bring proof of employment to enjoy the Society's current and permanent exhibitions. See you there!

Read House & Gardens, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Delaware History Museum, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Delaware History Museum | Read House & Gardens


Delaware History Museum
504 N. Market Street | Wilmington, Delaware 19801
(302) 656-0637

The Delaware History Museum (1940) was originally a Woolworth's Department Store. It has been transformed into the Delaware History Museum and the Jane and Littleton Mitchell Center for African American Heritage. It features permanent and rotating exhibitions, classrooms, and meeting space.


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  

(302) 655-7161  deinfo@dehistory.org
505 N. Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
copyright 2019

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.