- Historic Sites
Read House And Gardens
Built in 1801 by the son of one of Delaware's signers of the Declaration of Independence, the Read House exhibits the height of Federal grandeur. Many of the rooms in the house have been restored to their 1920s appearance, when the house was owned by the Laird family. In addition to a tour of the house, visitors may also schedule special visits and group tours featuring costumed interpreters, open-hearth cooking demonstrations, and walking tours of the New Castle historic district.