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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 subscribe to our YouTube channel to learn more about New Castle's past!
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!
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!
Pick it up at the Visitor Center
The New Castle
Visitor Center at the Arsenal and our Museum Store are now open:
Fri - Sat, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Sun, 11:30 pm to 4:30 pm
MUSEUMS & GARDENS
The Amstel House & Dutch House are open for tours:
Fri - Sat, 10 am to 4 pm
Sun, 12 pm to 4 pm
The Old Library will open
on May 21, 2022.
Our historic gardens are currently open daily dawn to dusk.
The Arsenal is available for meetings and private events. Our historic gardens are available for professional photography and wedding ceremonies.
All events must adhere to pandemic-related restrictions in place on the event date.
May 21 - December 18
Saturday & Sundays, 1 to 4 pm
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.
Saturday, May 21, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
A Day in Old New Castle
New Castle's Annual House & Garden Tour returns. Tour the city's museums and private gardens plus enjoy a variety of entertainment throughout the day.
Saturday, May 21, 11:00 am
Historic Marker Dedication
New Castle Suffragists
Join us at The Arsenal as we dedicate a new historical marker to New Castle women that fought for the right to vote. Learn about their efforts at a pop-up exhibit about Delaware suffrage.
Thursday, Jun 2, 7:00 pm
& Tippling Houses
Join us for our new walking tour of New Castle's historic tavern sites, and stop in at the Booth House Tavern afterward for a refreshing beverage!
Ages 21 & over
Wednesday, Jun 8, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Annual Garden Party
Join us at the Amstel House
as our Annual Garden Party
returns to kick off the
summer season in New Castle!
Thursday, Jun 23, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Separate & Independent
The third session in our new series explores the period around the American Revolution!
Ages 21 & over
More events coming soon...
SUPPORT NEW CASTLE HISTORY
Join the New Castle Historical Society or make a donation today!
2022 Corporate Sponsors
Nickle Finney Deamond Agency
New Castle Farmers Market
Capitol Office Inc.
Curt Scully Realty
Patterson Schwartz Realty
Steve & Karen Velitskakis