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Address: 42 The Strand, New Castle, DE
Phone Number: 302-322-8411
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11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wed - Fri 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Great information. Tour was one on one and very detailed. Learned about the three families who lived in this house. Worth it!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Great information. Tour was one on one and very detailed. Learned about the three families who lived in this house. Worth it!

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Corinth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We were fortunate to visit in mid April when the trees were in blossom in the gardens. The colors were amazing! We didn't tour the house but you can get tickets from the Historical Society nearby.

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hamilton township, nj
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

was a lovely tour of an 14,000 sq foot house from victorian era on the Del river. house tour was about 45 minutes long. $7 for adults. very knowledgeable and friendly tour guide. it was worth it.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Read House Museum was open during New Castle's extensive weekend holiday activities. Nice house with docents to explain the history of the family and each of the 4 rooms that were open on display, decorated with periodic decorations. Only $2 per person cost.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This was an interesting place to stop for an hour or so. The house has been restored in some parts to its original state, and in other parts it is restored to what it looked like when subsequent owners were living there. As a casual observer, I would say that the restoration work is quite nice. One thing we found... More 

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Downingtown
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Beautiful house, very interesting history. Rooms are preserved at different times in the home's history which makes for a more interesting tour.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Yes kids enjoyed it and very beautiful. Learned a lot about the plants. Excellent experience. Hope to visit another time and great outdoor place to be in

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southeast Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

The George Read house , in the historic section of New Castle, is one of the best presented early American homes I've ever visited. We stopped there on a whim, on a blustery mid-week afternoon, and were treated to a detailed tour. Our docent's knowledge of the house, its occupants, and the time periods represented by the decor was prodigious.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

There aren't many places in the US that date back 212 years! A great example of early American ingenuity and design, the Read House offers a peek into life in the early 1800's. Over the house's lifespan, only three individuals have owned it, mostly keeping the integrity and opulence of the time period. Most of what had been changed or... More 

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Columbia, MD
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

This is a Georgian era home, quite attractive with a nice garden and views of the Delaware River. What I found most interesting about this home is the cellar which served as a tavern for the rich during prohibition when the owner would run their yachts and sea planes down to Cuba to pick up illegal booze and bring it... More 

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Additional Information about Read House and Gardens

Address: 42 The Strand, New Castle, DE
Phone Number: 302-322-8411
Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  New Castle
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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