Make the three museums of the New Castle Historical Society, The Amstel House, The Dutch House and The Old Library Museum, your first stop when you visit Historic New Castle. The town's cobblestones almost ring with the echoes of its diverse past. We'll share with you stories of three centuries of New Castle life, including Dutch colonists, revolutionary leaders, and 19th century Americans.



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Win the Trip of a Lifetime to England

The New Castle Historical Society is raffling a trip for two to England this summer! The winner will be flown from Philadelphia to London for a six-night stay at the world-class Grosvenor Hotel in London. You'll visit historic sites like Windsor Castle and Stonehenge, and make a daytrip to Highclere Castle to see the real DOWNTON ABBEY*. Plus, we'll give you $1,000 in spending cash. The winner will be drawn at the Garden Party on Wednesday, June 4th. Only 200 tickets will be sold!

To purchase YOUR chance to win this once in a lifetime trip, please visit our Raffle Ticket Form.
All proceeds benefit NCHS. Terms and conditions apply.

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NCHS Museums Open for Daily Tours & Group Visits

The Amstel House and Dutch House have reopened for daily tours and group visits (by appointment). The Old Library will open with a new exhibit on May 17, 2014.
Click here for visitor information: Plan Your Visit.

Save the Date - 2014 Garden Party
Mark your calendars for Wednesday, June 4, 2014 from 6-8:30pm for the 2014 Garden Party in the Dutch House Gardens! Please visit our Events Calendar for more information and upcoming events.

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