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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

Pick it up at the Visitor Center

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VISITOR CENTER

The New Castle

Visitor Center at the Arsenal and our Museum Store are now open:

 

Wed - Sat, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

Sun, 11:30 pm to 4:30 pm

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MUSEUMS & GARDENS

The Amstel House & Dutch House are open for guided tours:

 

Wed - Sat, 10 am to 4 pm

Sun, 12 pm to 4 pm

(Tours start on the hour until 3 pm)

The Old Library will be open

December 10

10 am to 2 pm

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. 

All events must adhere to pandemic-related restrictions in place on the event date.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday , December 9

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Saturday, December 10

10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Saturday, December 10

10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Fezziwig's Ball

Save the date to kick off the holiday season 19th century style! Join us for a night of historic dancing, food and good company. 

(Period clothing or

modern formal wear required)

SOLD OUT!

 

Old Library Exhibition

The Perfection of Travelling

Early American Travel 1651-1851

Explore the experience of traveling through early America, Delaware and New Castle from different perspectives through original journals, images & artifacts.

Free Admission

Hearth Cooking

at Amstel House

The kitchen fire will be burning as our hearth cooks prepare a variety of historic recipes at the Amstel House. 

Included with regular admission

(Free on December 10). 

 

Saturday , December 10

10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday , December 15

6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

The Spirit of Christmas

Join us for a town-wide celebration of the holiday season with house tours, concerts, theater performances and more. 

Our museums will be open free from 10 am to 4 pm. The event ends with a tree-lighting ceremony from 4:30 to 5:00 pm. 

More information...

 

Amstel Live: 

Twinkling Trees & Stuffed Stockings

Our final ALive session of 2022 explores holiday seasons of the past with live music, hearth cooking, ornament crafts and more. Tickets are $20 per person. Ages 21 & over.

 

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