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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 Instagram

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:

 

Wed - 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:

 

Wed - Sat, 10 am to 4 pm

Sun, 12 pm to 4 pm

The Old Library is open

Sat & Sun

1 pm to 4 pm

 

Our historic gardens are currently 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.

 

Click the image above for a virtual tour of The Arsenal. 

All events must adhere to pandemic-related restrictions in place on the event date. 

 

NOW HIRING!

 

We are current hiring tour guides for our historic house museums.

For more more information, including how to apply, see the complete job posting below: 

Historic House Museum Guide Job Posting

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

Thursday Evenings

Historic District

Walking Tours

 

Our one-hour walk around the historic district provide a perfect overview of the history and architecture of Historic New Castle. 

$10 per person

Call 302-322-2794 for tickets.

Thursday, Aug 4, 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

Thursday, Aug 25, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Thursday, Sep 1, 7:00 pm

Sat & Sun, Sep 10 & 11

Noon - 6:00 pm

Amstel Live

Simple to Sublime:

Art & Architecture

 

This month's session focuses on

18th century art including portraits & silhouettes, and American styles of architecture. Ages 21 & over.

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

Chautauqua Tent Show

"That's Entertainment!"

 

An outdoor history festival on The Green focusing on the history of entertainment  & entertainers. 

Free

 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

Brandywine Construction Company

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