Read House & Gardens

A National Historic Landmark owned and operated by the Delaware Historical Society since 1975

Watch the latest in the "Speaking of Delaware..." series, where we unpack the history of the Read House & Gardens. Find yourself surrounded by beauty at the George Read II House & Gardens. The house’s layered history stretches from early Lenape culture to the present, marking centuries of creativity, evolution, and preservation along the way.

Summer Intern Study, 2023

The Delaware Historical Society's Read House & Gardens and the Mitchell Center for African American Heritage are working to share the history of the African American communities who have lived in New Castle. We want to include your stories!

We are eager to collect stories about the African America people, families, and places significant to the city of New Castle between 1800 and 1950. Please share stories, memories and photographs through the link here.

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