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George Read II House and Gardens

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Located on The Strand, this house was built in 1801 by one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. A fine example of Federal architecture, the mansion is furnished with period antiques and features carved woodwork, relief plasterwork, gilded fanlights and silver door hardware. The formal Victorian gardens at the side and rear of the house were laid out in 1847 in the style of Robert Buist, a noted Philadelphia landscape architect.

Closed on major holidays.

Location: 42 The Strand, New Castle Delaware 19720 Telephone 302-322-8411

Other History nearby:
(Smyrna) Allee House
(Philadelphia) American Swedish Historical Museum
(Strasburg) Amish Village
(New Castle) Amstel House
(Somers Point) Atlantic Co Historical Society Library
(Philadelphia) Atwater Kent Museum-Philadelphia History

12/09 Coming to The New Castle area
Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival Atlantic City NJ April5-6 Over 90 different breweries from around the corner and across the country will showcase their unique libations.
Dewey Beach PopFest Dewey Beach DE April12-13 Features three nights of showcase performances and two days of demo and mentoring sessions, tradeshow, and industry events.
National Cherry Blossom Festival Washington DC March20-April14 The nation’s greatest springtime celebration unites for four spectacular weekends including the Cherry Blossom Parade.
Pork in the Park BBQ Festival Salisbury MD April19-21 Follow your nose to the Pork in the Park BBQ Festival. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, this Eastern Shore staple will be served up April 19-21st at Salisbury's WinterPlace Park.
Galena Dogwood Festival Galena MD May4 The annual Galena Dogwood Festival is will take place throughout Galena. The parade will have a War of 1812 theme.
Dover Days Festival Dover DE May3-5 As one of the longest running festivals in the state of Delaware, Dover Days dates back to 1933. What started as a garden tour staged by the Dover Garden Club, has now become an annual time to remember First State heritage with community spirit and an entertaining festival of family events.