Spirit of Christmas
Saturday, December 09, 2017  9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Read House & Gardens, National Historic Landmark -
Special Event


Read House & Gardens_New Castle_DelawareA town-wide celebration, Spirit of Christmas includes free tours of private homes and churches decorated for the season. Entertainment performed throughout the day.

Stop by the National Historic Landmark Read House & Gardens between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to enjoy a special holiday interpretation celebrating New Year's traditions. See selected rooms at a special discounted rate of $2.00/person.

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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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