Day in Old New Castle at the Read House & Gardens
Saturday, May 18, 2019 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Read House & Gardens, National Historic Landmark -


95th Annual Day in Old New CastleCome experience the Read House & Gardens during Day in Old New Castle, America’s oldest home and garden tour. This special tradition stretches back 95 years with tours of private homes, public buildings, and gardens, plus a full slate of activities for the whole family in New Castle, Delaware. The A.J. Meerwald, New Jersey’s state ship, is even making a special appearance at the Battery Park pier.

Select rooms of the Read House and the garden will be open to stroll, and games of croquet will take place on the lawn throughout the day. Included with price of admission to the Day in Old New Castle event ($25 per adult over 16; $5.00 per child under 16).

Tickets, which include a visit to the Read House, may be purchased in advance or on the day of the event.
For more information, ticket prices, directions and activities, visit Day in New Old Castle, call (302) 322-5774, or email adionc1924@gmail.com


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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