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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!
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! $35
Contact us directly or stop in at the Visitor center during operating hours.
The New Castle Visitor Center at the Arsenal provides information, tickets, a museum store and restrooms. The Visitor Center is also home to lectures, workshops and other public programs.
Saturday: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Sunday: 11:30 am to 4:30 pm
MUSEUMS & GARDENS
The Amstel House, Dutch House and Old Library museums are currently closed for the season. Group tours are still available by appointment.
The Amstel House & Dutch House will re-open April 1. 2023. The Old Library will open in late spring.
Our historic gardens are currently 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.
Click the image above for a virtual tour of The Arsenal.
Feb 9, 6:30 pm
Letters of Love
In honor of Valentine's Day we'll explore romantic stories of New Castle, make your own Valentine, & learn the vocabulary of love before composing your own 18th century "locked" love letter. Light snack and beverage included. Ages 21+ only.
SATURDAYS AT SEA
Feb 11, 9:30 am
Lore, Lies & Legends
from the Delaware Bay
Join us for the first in our three-part "Saturdays at Sea" lecture series as Mark Allen hosts a presentation on the history and myths of the Delaware Bay. Doors open at 9:30 am with coffee, tea & pastries (included with ticket). The presentation begins at 10 am.
SATURDAYS AT SEA
Feb 25, 9:30 am
Meet Henry Fisher
Bill Hicks from the Lewes Historical Society presents Henry Fisher, a steadfast patriot and well-respected pilot of the Bay and River Delaware. Doors open at 9:30 am with coffee, tea & pastries (included with ticket). The presentation begins at 10 am.
SATURDAYS AT SEA
Mar 4, 9:30 am
John Barry, An American Hero
Naval historian Tim McGrath hosts a presentation on John Barry, the Irish-born naval officer regarded as the "Father of the American Navy."
Doors open at 9:30 am with coffee, tea & pastries (included with ticket). The presentation begins at 10 am.
More Events Coming Soon!
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Join the New Castle Historical Society or make a donation today!
2022 Corporate Sponsors
Brandywine Construction Company
Nickle Finney Deamond Agency
New Castle Farmers Market
Capitol Office Inc.
Castagno Family Trust
Curt Scully Realty
Patterson Schwartz Realty
Steve & Karen Velitskakis