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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!

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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:

 

Fri - 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 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.

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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

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.

Free Admission

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. 

More Info...

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. 

Free Admission

Thursday, Jun 2, 7:00 pm

Taverns, Taprooms

& 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

Amstel Live

Separate & Independent

 

The third session in our new series explores the period around the American Revolution!

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

Nationwide Insurance

Nickle Finney Deamond Agency

New Castle Farmers Market

Capitol Office Inc.

Curt Scully Realty

M&T Bank

Patterson Schwartz Realty

Chris Cashman

Steve & Karen Velitskakis