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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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Can't believe I've lived in Delaware for 60 years and this was my first visit to this wonderful historic site.

I, personally, have the bad habit of not reviewing anything that is in my hometown. But, since this was my first visit, I thought I should as it is one of the lesser known museums... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 2, 2015
Wilmington, Delaware
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Wilmington, Delaware
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 NEW

I, personally, have the bad habit of not reviewing anything that is in my hometown. But, since this was my first visit, I thought I should as it is one of the lesser known museums in the area. We have so many world renown museums and gardens here that it took Smithsonian's Free Museum Day last week to finally take... More 

Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania
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50 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Very interesting on the Read's. They were a revolutionary family. While three families lived here, the story is interesting. The guides inform you an all facets of the house. You can even see the changes in history from the 1700's to the 20th century. Definitely recommend the visit.

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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!

Corinth, Texas
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25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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.

hamilton township, nj
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43 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 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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81 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 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.

Houston, Texas
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210 reviews
102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 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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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.

New Haven, Connecticut
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 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

Glen Mills, 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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