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.


Offices: 30 Market Street, New Castle, DE 19720   ♦   (302) 322-2794

Current News

NCHS participates in "A Day in Old New Castle"
On Saturday, May 16, 2015, New Castle will continue the 91-year tradition of home and garden tours in our historic town for A Day in Old New Castle. This town-wide ticketed event is presented by The Community of the City of New Castle. The Amstel House and Dutch House will be open for tours, as well as the gardens at the Amstel House, Dutch House and Old Library, from 10am to 4pm.

If you've volunteered at the Amstel or Dutch House, please view our online sign-up volunteer form. If you have questions about your volunteer position, please contact Mike Connolly at (302) 322-2794 or by email to Thank you to all who support the Society for our annual events!

NCHS AudioWalk Tour Available Online
Our AudioWalk self-guided walking tour is the perfect way for individuals to learn about New Castle's history while exploring this National Historic Landmark District at their own pace. The New Castle AudioWalk is available for download as an .MP3 file from our website to add to your personal device or listen to at home. Click here for more information about our AudioWalk

2015 Garden Party Tickets on Sale Now
Tickets are available online for our annual Garden Party on Wednesday, June 17 from 6pm until 8:30pm in the Dutch House Gardens. Join us for this annual event to welcome summer in New Castle! Click here to purchase Garden Party tickets

Museums Reopened for 2015 Season
The Amstel House & Dutch House are currently open for walk-in daily tours and reserved group visits. Tickets can now be purchased at The Arsenal at 30 Market Street in Old New Castle.

For more information about daily house tours, please view: VISITING THE HOUSES.
For more information about group tours, please view: GROUP TOUR INFORMATION

TEACHERS, to schedule a field trip for your group, please visit:

Join or Renew your NCHS Membership

To join or renew your membership online, please visit our Online Membership Form.
To find out more about memberships, please visit our Membership Benefits Page.
Thank you for your support!

The Arsenal Gets Social!
The Arsenal on FacebookThis winter, NCHS has moved our office to The Arsenal at 30 Market Street in New Castle. In addition to our office and collections space, The Arsenal is also available as a venue to host private parties and events. Current NCHS Members also receive a discount on event rentals. This spectacular building, rich in history, is the perfect backdrop to your next function! For more information about event rentals, please contact our Events Marketing Manager, Lauren Spinelli at 302-276-8518.

In addition, The Arsenal has gone "social" ~ be sure to follow The Arsenal on Facebook and on Instagram for photos, events and sneak peeks inside this historic landmark in Old New Castle.


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