The Delaware History Museum, Mitchell Center, Old Town Hall, and the Research Library Re-Opening June 16th

We are pleased to welcome you back to the Delaware Historical Society!

Please note that all guests are required to wear masks while touring the museum. Your tour time is for your group only. No other guests will be in the museum while your group is on tour. Each tour is 45 minutes.

Thank you for helping us maintain Covid protocols for the safety and enjoyment of all guests.

Read House & Gardens Open Air Tours

Saturdays & Sundays at 11 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.
Beginning April 17, 2021

Join us for a guided walk departing Saturdays and Sundays from the Read House steps. Tours begin with a look inside a few of our most iconic rooms and continue with an easy stroll along the town’s storied cobblestone streets. You’ll discover how the Read House and its inhabitants over the years were at the center of tastemaking, preservation, and the famously historic vibes of the New Castle we see today.

New this season:

Sunday 11 a.m. Tour
Open-Air I-Spy Adventure!

For the young, or young at heart – participatory and fun, Sunday morning tours will include all the same great stops and information, explored through the lens of our favorite game!

All Tours
Audio App Availability

To make your visit more comfortable, all of our tours now include the option to amplify your guide’s voice using your personal mobile device.