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George Read II House and Gardens

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

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