Fees and Hours

COLLECTIONS:  A Virtual Concert and Fireside Chat with John Walthausen, Harpsichordist

Friday, April 9, at 7:00 p.m.

People collect things. Whether objects, recorded thoughts, musical compositions, or even museum holdings, the assemblages we create speak to our relationships with self and society. Visit the Read House & Gardens virtually on April 9 to explore these questions with John Walthausen, an internationally acclaimed harpsichordist and organist. Following a pre-recorded performance, Walthausen will join director Brenton Grom in a live fireside chat with audience participation.


Saturdays & Sundays at 11 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.
Beginning April 17, 2021

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 - paticipartory 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.


Thursday–Sunday, 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

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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