A Day in Old New Castle at the Read House & Gardens
Saturday, May 20, 2017 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Read House & Gardens, National Historic Landmark -


A Day in Old New Castle, Read House & GardensThe Read House & Gardens will once again participate in A Day in Old New Castle, a 93-year tradition of home and garden tours in New Castle, Delaware. The event, hosted by the Community of the City of New Castle, will have as this year’s theme “Taverns, Taprooms, and Tippling Houses”, in which visitors will also have the opportunity to learn about New Castle’s rich history of conviviality and the art of brewing. At the Read House, select rooms and the garden will be open to stroll throughout the day. Families are encouraged to step back in time on the property’s scenic river lot, where a number of historic children’s games from the Society’s educational collection will be on hand to play. 

Tickets, which include a visit to the Read House, may be purchased in advance or on the day of the event.
Read House & Gardens outside activities (weather permitting) are free of charge.

For more information, ticket prices, directions and activities, visit: A Day in 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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