Fees and Hours


Please note:  At this time the House is only available by Open-Air Tour, or by appointment for groups larger than 10 persons. To book a group tour please use the group tour portal. The gardens are available for you enjoyment from dawn until dusk.


Saturdays & Sundays at 11 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.

Join us for a guided walk departing Saturdays and Sundays from the Read House steps. Tours begin with a look inside a few of our most iconic rooms and continue with an easy stroll along the town's storied cobblestone streets. You'll discover how the Read House and its inhabitants over the years were at the center of tastemaking, preservation, and the famously historic vibes of the New Castle we see today.

New this season:

Sunday 11 a.m. Tour
Open-Air I-Spy Adventure!

For the young, or young at heart - participartory and fun, Sunday morning tours will include all the same great stops and information, explored through the lens of our favorite game!

All Tours
Audio App Availability

To make your visit more comfortable, all of our tours now include the option to amplify your guide's voice using your personal mobile device.


Dawn until Dusk

The gardens are open year-round for you to enjoy at your own pace, free of charge

Please Note:  There are no restrooms available on-site at this time


Adults (over 18): $8

Members: FREE

Seniors (65+)/Military: $7

Children/Students/Teachers: FREE

front hall interior facing the front door and a doorway to another room, with a chair and side table along the wal
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