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Read House and Gardens

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Signer You've Never Heard Of

Okay, the George Read who signed the Declaration of Independence was the son of the builder of this... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Joy J
Limon, Colorado, United States
Nice visit.

Lynn, the tour guide, was very informative and professional. The house is very interesting where... read more

Reviewed September 2, 2018
Holbrook, New York
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42 The Strand, New Castle, DE 19720-4826
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All reviews declaration of independence interesting history delaware river nice visit enjoyed our visit son george knowledge occupants
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank Joy J
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

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.

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Reviewed August 27, 2018

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

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Reviewed July 8, 2018

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 June 17, 2018

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

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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

Thank murphman
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

Thank WTHughes
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

Thank annath0mp
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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Nicole L
July 30, 2018|
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Response from carrabinieri | Reviewed this property |
I do not know. We toured the Reed House as part of the Brandywine History tour package. The Reed House was teh only New Castle property included.