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Read House and Gardens

42 The Strand, New Castle, DE 19720-4826
+1 302-322-8411
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Wonderful house. Interesting history

My wife and I toured this home. We were fortunate to have our guide all to ourselves. She was very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
carrabinieri
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Media, Pennsylvania
Beautiful home

Knowledgable guides and beautiful preservation of american history. George Reed and the Lairds... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
IllinoisKate1
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Chicago, Illinois
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42 The Strand, New Castle, DE 19720-4826
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+1 302-322-8411
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"interesting history"
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"declaration of independence"
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"delaware river"
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"enjoyed our visit"
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"george"
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"knowledge"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Knowledgable guides and beautiful preservation of american history. George Reed and the Lairds resided here. My favorite room is the dinning room.

Thank IllinoisKate1
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Reviewed May 6, 2018

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

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Reviewed December 27, 2017 via mobile

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

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Reviewed September 25, 2017

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.

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Reviewed July 30, 2017 via mobile

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

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Reviewed July 10, 2017

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

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Reviewed June 10, 2017

We stopped by and the sign on the door said they would be back at 1 pm. We went and had lunch and stopped back and the sign on the door said they would be back at 3 pm. Why not just post the hours?...More

Thank thesuburbangirl
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Reviewed November 2, 2016

Step back in time to a mansion built by the son of one of Delaware's signers of the Declaration of Independence and Constitution. Alongside the Delaware River, this mansion for a long while was the tallest structure in the town and was the place for...More

Thank Robert V
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Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

I recently returned to the Read House for a tour and came away appreciating more about the families that lived there.The house also has beautiful views of the Delaware river and surrounding homes.The gardens are splendid too.It's all part of a nice visit to Old...More

Thank Tom L
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