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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!!

Although we are not offering museum tours at the moment, we are happy to help you explore New Castle.

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!

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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!

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.

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VISITOR CENTER

The New Castle

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

 

Wed - Sat, 10 am to 4 pm

Sun, 12 pm to 4 pm

 

Masks are no longer required at the Arsenal. Their use is encouraged for those that are not fully vaccinated. (updated 6/15/21)

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MUSEUMS & GARDENS

The Amstel House, Dutch House & Old Library Museums are currently closed to the public.

 

Our historic gardens are open daily dawn to dusk.

We hope to open our museums in mid-July.

Please check back for updates

PRIVATE EVENTS

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. 

UPCOMING EVENTS
FRI, SAT & SUN

Walking Tours of the Historic District

Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday

 at Noon and 2 pm

Starting May 1

24/JUN

 Rediscover The Amstel House

Thursday,  June 24 at 7:00 pm

Exclusively for

Patron and 1651 Benefactor Members

15/JUL

 History Hat Club

"Produce and Preserve"

Thursday,  July 15 at 10:00 am

A new children's program

in the Dutch House gardens.

14/AUG

 Shipboard Cooking

Saturday,  August 14 at 1:00 pm

Food & cooking onboard

American & English sailing vessels

with Susan Plaisted. 

Details Coming Soon!

19/AUG

 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.

15/SEP

 Annual Garden Party

Wednesday,  September 15 at 5:30 pm

in the Amstel House &

Dutch House Gardens

Details Coming Soon!

More events will be added soon!

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SUPPORT NEW CASTLE HISTORY

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