A Day in Old New Castle
Join us for spectacular tours
of some of the most beautiful homes and gardens in Delaware.
The Read House & Gardens
will be open for tours on this special, Spring day!
Plant and craft sale in the gardens....
Built between 1801 and 1803 for lawyer George Read II, the Read House represented the height of Philadelphia Neoclassical architecture. Inside, spacious and ornate parlors represent the lifestyles of the Read family. Third owners Philip and Lydia Laird first opened the Read House for a Day in Old New Castle in the 1920s; the Laird dining room depicts their early twentieth century style.