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.