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 Sponsors 2nd Annual History Bowl
On Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 6:30pm at George Read Middle School, New Castle Historical Society will sponsor the 2nd Annual History Bowl, in partnership with Colonial School District. Colonial School District students will participate in a fun, Jeopardy-style competition to test their knowledge of Delaware and local history. Please join us to support our education outreach efforts and the students of Colonial School District; Free and open to the public.

Job Opportunities
We are still accepting applicants for WEEKEND Museum Store / Guest Services Associates at the Arsenal. Click here to view open positions.

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

Museums Reopened for 2015 Season
The Amstel House & Dutch House are currently open for walk-in daily tours and reserved group visits.
For more information about walk-in 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:

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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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.
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