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.



Current News

Hauntings in History Tours in October
Tickets are on sale for our popular Hauntings in History tours. Tickets are still available for the following nights/times:

Friday, October 17 at 7:00, 7:30 and 8:30pm {7:30pm tour SOLD OUT - Limited tickets for 7pm & 8:30pm available at the door}
Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 7:00, 7:30 and 8:30pm {All tour times SOLD OUT}
Friday, October 24 at 7:00, 7:30 and 8:30pm {Tickets still available}
Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 7:00, 7:30 and 8:30pm {Tickets still available}

Hauntings in History Tours


*Current NCHS Members receive a discount on tickets to this event!
To join or renew your membership, see the link below*
Delaware Shakespeare Festival

Special Opportunity for Saturday, October 18 and Saturday, October 25

Plan for a night out in New Castle...Start with Shakespeare & Poe - Readings from the Dark Side in the Read House & Gardens at 7 pm then join us afterward for an 8:30 pm Hauntings in History Tour! For more information about the Shakespeare & Poe event visit Tickets for each event must be purchased separately.

Save The Date - "A Dickens Experience" at Spirit of Christmas
A Dickens Experience Save the date for our upcoming special ticketed events during Spirit of Christmas in Old New Castle! A Dickens Experience will transport visitors back to mid-nineteenth century England to experience an interactive version of Charles Dickens' classic novella, A Christmas Carol. The festivities will feature street theater, bell ringing, carolers, and street vendors offering up old fashioned treats.

Fezziwig's Ball - Evening of Friday, December 12th
English Tea - Afternoon of Saturday, December 13th

Tickets are required for each event and will be available for purchase soon on our website.

Paranormal Investigations in Old New Castle
Want to find out what our historic houses are like after dark? Can you imagine the spirits that might remain from the hundreds of years of history in the Amstel & Dutch Houses? Tickets are on sale for our ONLY night this year of Paranormal Investigations.

Investigations will take place on Saturday November 1, 2014 at 7:00pm and 10:00pm.

Paranormal Investigations


The Arsenal Gets Social!
The Arsenal on FacebookThis fall, NCHS will be moving offices to The Arsenal at 30 Market Street in New Castle. In addition to our offices and collections space, The Arsenal is also available as a venue to host private parties and events. 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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