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Coming Soon!
A NEW HOME
FOR
NEW CASTLE HISTORY
DISCOVER HISTORIC NEW CASTLE

The New Castle Historical Society preserves and shares the history of New Castle, Delaware

through our museums, programs, publications - and soon, through our new website!!

We are happy to help you explore the City's history through guided tours

of our museums and the New Castle National Historical Landmark District.

In addition to enjoying our current offerings below, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram

and subscribe to our YouTube channel to learn more about New Castle's past!

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WELCOME TO
NEW CASTLE VIDEO

Watch our welcome video for a quick introduction to Historic New Castle, and discover why we think it's such a special place!

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NEW CASTLE AUDIOWALK

Stream our in-depth guided tour of the New Castle Historic District starting at the Amstel House! 

LIBERTY & INTELLIGENCE

Like mysteries, puzzles and escape rooms? Try our new self-guided adventure in espionage, Liberty & Intelligence! $35

Contact us directly or stop in at the Visitor center during operating hours. 

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VISITOR CENTER

The New Castle Visitor Center at the Arsenal provides information, tickets, a museum store and restrooms. The Visitor Center is also home to lectures, workshops and other public programs. 

 

Winter Hours

Saturday: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

Sunday: 11:30 am to 4:30 pm

 

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MUSEUMS & GARDENS

The Amstel House, Dutch House and Old  Library museums are currently closed for the season. Group tours are still available by appointment.

 

The Amstel House & Dutch House will re-open April 1. 2023. The Old Library will open in late spring.

Our historic gardens are currently open daily dawn to dusk.

PRIVATE EVENTS

The Arsenal is available for meetings and private events. Our historic gardens are available for professional photography and wedding ceremonies.

 

Click the image above for a virtual tour of The Arsenal. 

Contact us about hosting your private event at the Arsenal. 

UPCOMING EVENTS
AMSTEL LIVE
Feb 9, 6:30 pm

Letters of Love

 

In honor of Valentine's Day we'll explore romantic stories of New Castle, make your own Valentine, & learn the vocabulary of love before composing your own 18th century "locked" love letter. Light snack and beverage included. Ages 21+ only. 

SATURDAYS AT SEA
Feb 11, 9:30 am

Lore, Lies & Legends

from the Delaware Bay

 

Join us for the first in our three-part "Saturdays at Sea" lecture series as Mark Allen hosts a presentation on the history and myths of the Delaware Bay. Doors open at 9:30 am with coffee, tea & pastries (included with ticket). The presentation begins at 10 am. 

SATURDAYS AT SEA
Feb 25, 9:30 am

Meet Henry Fisher

 

Bill Hicks from the Lewes Historical Society presents Henry Fisher, a steadfast patriot and well-respected pilot of the Bay and River Delaware. Doors open at 9:30 am with coffee, tea & pastries (included with ticket). The presentation begins at 10 am. 

SATURDAYS AT SEA
Mar 4, 9:30 am

John Barry, An American Hero

 

Naval historian Tim McGrath hosts a presentation on John Barry, the Irish-born naval officer regarded as the "Father of the American Navy."

Doors open at 9:30 am with coffee, tea & pastries (included with ticket). The presentation begins at 10 am. 

More Events Coming Soon!

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SUPPORT NEW CASTLE HISTORY

Join the New Castle Historical Society or make a donation today!

2022 Corporate Sponsors

Brandywine Construction Company

Nationwide Insurance

Nickle Finney Deamond Agency

New Castle Farmers Market

Capitol Office Inc.

Castagno Family Trust

Curt Scully Realty

M&T Bank

Patterson Schwartz Realty

Chris Cashman

Steve & Karen Velitskakis

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