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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, $35
or we'll mail it to you, $40.
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
Masks are no longer required at the Arsenal. Their use is encouraged for those that are not fully vaccinated. (updated 6/15/21)
MUSEUMS & GARDENS
Guided tours of The Amstel House, Dutch House are offered
Wednesday through Sunday.
The Old Library Museum
is currently closed to the public,
but will reopen soon.
Our historic gardens are 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.
FRI, SAT & SUN
Walking Tours of the Historic District
Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday
at Noon and 2 pm
WED - SUN
Amstel House & Dutch House
Open for Tours
Wednesday thru Sunday
Tours at the top of each hour
from 10 am to 3 pm
(Sundays noon to 3 pm)
Tickets at NC Visitor Center
The Underwater Cafe
Thursday, August 12, 7:30 pm
at The Arsenal
Join Kalmar Nyckel chef Greg Brown
for readings from his new book
"The Underwater Cafe"
History Hat Club
"To Flavor or Treat Fever"
Thursday, August 19 at 10:00 am
A new children's program
in the Dutch House gardens.
Saturday, September 4 at 1:00 pm
at The Arsenal
Food & cooking onboard
American & English sailing vessels
with Susan Plaisted.
Free but registration required
Annual Garden Party
Wednesday, September 15 at 5:30 pm
in the Amstel House &
Dutch House Gardens
More events will be added soon!