Facing the Green, the diminutive Dutch House traces its origins to the late 17th century when New Castle was the bustling port for Dutch, English, Swedish, and Finnish settlers and traders.

Step back in time to the seafaring days of the late 17th century when New Castle was a young port. Enjoy the gleam of early pewter set at a hutch table. Discover the kas (an unusual cupboard), spoon rack, 1714 Bible, among the captivating Dutch Colonial artifacts which reflect the traditions and lifestyle in early America. Early 20th century preservationist, Louise du Pont Crowninshield, collected these remarkable antiques.

Learn about the early period of settlement in Delaware, when this house was a beamed-ceiling, frame house, a rare early colonial urban survival.

Beginning in 2011, the Dutch House Garden will be undergoing major changes.  Follow our exciting progress on the Dutch House Kitchen Garden Blog, and Arasapha's Native Plant Garden Blog.


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