Read House & Gardens - click here for additional information

This National Historic Landmark, Federal-style mansion is surrounded by one-and-a-half acres of formal gardens. Seasonal adornments make the house an enchanting place to visit throughout the year.

We are always adding information about the Read House's collection to our online catalog, "Ask Caesar" - click here to view.

42 The Strand, New Castle, Delaware 19720 - Directions and parking
(302) 322-8411

Wednesday - Friday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.,

Tours on the hour. Last tour begins at 3 p.m.

Closed major holidays - click here to view Society programs, special events, and exhibition listing.



Historical Society Members: Free (click here to join)
Children, Students (with ID), and Teachers (with ID): FREE
Adults (over 18): $8.00
Seniors (65+)/Military: $7.00
Group Tours(302) 295-3284 or


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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.