Read House & Gardens, National Historic Landmark

Description

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.

 

Date Title
Friday, December 01, 2017 - Sunday, December 31, 2017 Out with the Old, In with the New
Saturday, December 09, 2017 Spirit of Christmas
Saturday, February 10, 2018 Courtship, Letters, & Love: Romance at the Read House & Gardens



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