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Address: 42 The Strand, New Castle, DE
Phone Number: 302-322-8411
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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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Beautiful Gardens

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Corinth, Texas
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Corinth, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

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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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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60 reviews 60 reviews
41 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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143 reviews 143 reviews
78 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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62 reviews 62 reviews
22 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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121 reviews 121 reviews
48 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
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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67 reviews 67 reviews
23 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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Reading, Pennsylvania
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179 reviews 179 reviews
101 attraction reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

This is a must do tour. The house is well kept and attractive from the outside with a beautiful garden. To purchase your ticket you will go thru the outside gate and down the steps to the side of the house. There are nice restrooms inside with a little gift shop selling Delaware items and Read House items. The guide... More 

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