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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 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, 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)

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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.

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

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

12/AUG

 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"

 

Free

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.

4/SEP

 Shipboard Cooking

Saturday,  September 4 at 1:00 pm

at The Arsenal

Food & cooking onboard

American & English sailing vessels

with Susan Plaisted. 

Free but registration required

15/SEP

 Annual Garden Party

Wednesday,  September 15 at 5:30 pm

in the Amstel House &

Dutch House Gardens

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!