This twenty-two room Federal mansion, built by George Read II, is surrounded by one-and-a-half acres of formal gardens. Seasonal adornments make the house an enchanting place to visit throughout the year. The museum gift shop specializes in Delaware gifts, souvenirs, and nostalgic toys. Located in Historic New Castle, a National Historic Landmark district with cobblestone streets and town green. Visitors can enjoy a full day touring the quaint historic town, visit museums, shops, dine and take a stroll along the Delaware River at Battery Park. For more information, directions and hours please visit dehistory.org.