July 9, 2022

Tour | Early Classicism in Delaware

A rare opportunity to tour five important houses & gardens

presented by the ICAA Washington Mid-Atlantic Chapter

10am-6pm EST

Historic Odessa Foundation
201 Main Street
Odessa, DE 19730

ICAA Members: $85
General Admission: $115
Admission includes lunch.

Join the ICAA to tour the historic village of Odessa, Delaware. A former Quaker community, Odessa played a vital role in the commercial life along the Delaware River as a busy grain shipping port. This tour includes five examples of 18th and 19th century architecture, including the Corbit-Sharp House, furnished for the late 18th century period.

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Tour the houses with local docents which will also include landscape architects Jennifer Horn and Robert Bell discussing the gardens.

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch at Cantwell’s Tavern (1822) in Odessa. The menus will be sent to attendees ahead of time, and lunch is included in the ticket price.

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Tour the George Read II House & Gardens in New Castle conducted by Director Brenton Grom.

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. A reception in the garden during a panel discussion on the importance of historic landscapes by our landscape architects.

Transportation is at the attendees’ discretion though we encourage ride sharing! For those who wish to spend the night before, or after, accommodations can be had at the Hotel Dupont in Wilmington. An itinerary including a private tour of Nemours Estate will be available to the attendees on Sunday at no additional cost.

image: Historic Odessa Foundation