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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"A Dickens Experience" in Old New Castle
Friday, December 12 to Saturday, December 13

A Dickens Experience Save the dates 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
Friday, December 12th from 7:30 - 10:30pm

English Tea
Saturday, December 13th - Seatings at 11:00am, 12:30pm and 2:00pm

The Spirit of Christmas

The Amstel House at ChristmasSaturday, December 13, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. - Rain or Shine

This town-wide celebration, sponsored by the New Castle Presbyterian Church, presents private homes and churches decorated for the season, and musical events throughout the day. Programs for the day are available at the NC Presbyterian Church, 25 E. 2nd Street. For more information, call the church at 302-328-3279 or visit their website at

The Amstel House and Dutch Houses will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to visitors during The Spirit of Christmas .

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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