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Okay, the George Read who signed the Declaration of Independence was the son of the builder of this particular house. This is a wonderful house and piece of Delaware history. Very friendly staff and a very knowledgeable guide.
Lynn, the tour guide, was very informative and professional. The house is very interesting where the son of the founding father lived and was passed down to different owners. Try to visit while in New Castle.
We were so fortunate to have a superb,caring guide who brought the house and its owners/occupants to life. We learned about nursery clothing, bathing habits, sophisticated "locks" on doors... a def must
My wife and I toured this home. We were fortunate to have our guide all to ourselves. She was very knowledgeable and personable. History was fascinating. Home is superbly designed and appointed. Wood workers will really enjoy this home. There is a fee to tour...More
My wife and I visited this historic home and were given a great tour by John who impressed both of us with the knowledge of this great home and the families that lived here. The home is located in an area of New Castle that...More
This house had several owners, but its primary interpretation centers on George Read; signer of both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. The tour takes about 45 minutes and is very informative about both the house and it’s owners. When visiting old New Castle...More
Pleasant home of a minor piece of early American history. Gardens in need of some TLC - paths ragged, not much blooming. Not ADA. Guide was pleasant but couldn't address some questions. Worth an hour for dedicated American history buffs.
The read house and gardens were spectacular! The house was gorgeous and worth the time and money to see! The garden was well-maintained and beautiful. It was very cool to see what life was like for the rich many years ago. The only downside to...More
I took my 89 year old aunt to visit the Read House and Gardens after Christmas and we both enjoyed it very much. Obviously it was in winter so the gardens weren't in bloom, but I thought the Read House was very much work visiting...More