Family Program: Under Lock and Key
Saturday, March 18, 2017 11:30 AM
Read House & Gardens, National Historic Landmark -
Family Program


Where do you keep you treasures?

Enjoy a special tour focusing on how items were stored away and where household goods were kept during the Read period, followed by a bandbox craft.  Bandboxes were typically used to store hats, shirt collars, and other forms of apparel.

Reservations are required at (302) 655-7161 or deinfo@dehistory.org
Space is limited; two available sessions: 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Price is included with admission.

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Adults (over 18) - $7.00
Senior Citizens (over 65), Students (10-21 years old), Military Personnel - $6.00
Under 10 years of age - FREE



Read House & Gardens, National Historic Landmark


Read House & Gardens
42 The Strand
New Castle, Delaware 19720
(302) 322-8411

On the New Castle riverfront, in the heart of the old city, the twenty-two room, 14,000-square-foot National Historic Landmark Read House dominates the streetscape with a monumental simplicity and distinctive Philadelphia architectural style. Designed for George Read II, son of a Delaware signer of both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, the house combined innovative Federal period design and advanced technological systems to create comfort and refinement.

Outside formal gardens installed in 1848 provided enjoyment for the late nineteenth and early twentieth century residents and continue to delight visitors today. Beneath the soil the layered history of Delaware's earliest inhabitants and settlers survives. Their story unfolds through ongoing archaeology on the property.


Delaware History Museum   |  Mitchell Center for African American Heritage   |   Old Town Hall   |   Research Library   |   Willingtown Square    |   Read House & Gardens  

(302) 655-7161  deinfo@dehistory.org
505 N. Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
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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.