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We host programs, tours and special events throughout the year.

Make your next event special by hosting it at The Arsenal!


Amstel House & Dutch House Open for Tours

Thursdays - Sundays through December 29

Take a guided tour of the Dutch House and Amstel House museums to learn about life in New Castle during the 17th and 18th centuries. Tours are scheduled at the top of the hour, alternating between houses. Tickets are available at the Visitor Center at the Arsenal. More info...

Hearth Cooking Demonstration

Saturday, April 20, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

This month, our hearth cooks will be baking bread  in the Amstel House's original 1738 kitchen fireplace. The demonstrations are free (donations accepted). Enter the Amstel House through the rear door (accessible through the garden). Tickets are required for full tours (available at the Visitor Center at the Arsenal. 

Lecture, The Great Fire of 1824, with Mike Connolly

Thursday, April 25, 7:00 pm at the Arsenal

Join our executive director, Mike Connolly, for a discussion commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Great Fire of 1824, which destroyed many of New Castle's commercial and residential buildings located along Front Street (today called The Strand). Mike will discuss the origins and impact of the fire through eyewitness accounts, letters and contemporary reports of the event. Free. 

Fourth Friday

Friday, April 26, 5:00 to 8:00 pm

Explore "Art on the Town" in Historic New Castle. Visit our shops, restaurants and historic sites as we open our doors to highlight the amazing work of local artists and creators. Held on the Fourth Friday of every month. The work of local photographer Mark Leary will be exhibited at the Arsenal, 30 Market Street. More info...

Arasapha Garden Club's May Market

May 3, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

May 4, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

May Market is a great place to get ready for spring with high quality plants including annuals, perennials, herbs and more! You'll also find garden and home treasures including vintage and antique goods. More info...

Amstel Live: Got Dirt? Perspectives on Cleaning in the 18th Century

Thursday, May 9, 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Join us for the first Amstel Live session of 2024 when we explore house cleaning in the 18th century from the point of view of different people living in the home. Drawing on historic sources of advice for cleaning, you'll learn about the challenges of keeping a home tidy in an era before science caught up with dirt! Ages 21 and over. More information and tickets...



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4 - Annual Meeting & Lecture

20 - Hearth Cooking at Amstel House

25 - Lecture

26 - Fourth Friday Art Loop


20 - Hearth Cooking at Amstel House

22 - 26 - Summer Camp


3 - Lecture

6 - Lafayette Reception

11, 12, 18, 19, 25 & 26 - Hauntings

in History tours

19- Hearth Cooking at Amstel House


15 - Lecture

17 - Hearth Cooking at Amstel House

24 - Lecture


3 & 4 - May Market

9 - Amstel Live

18 - A Day in Old New Castle

18 - Hearth Cooking at Amstel House


17 - Hearth Cooking at Amstel House


16 - Hearth Cooking at Amstel House

23 - Holiday Exhibits Open in Historic Houses


16 - Lecture

16 - Hearth Cooking at Amstel House


5 - Garden Party

8 - Separation Day

15 - Hearth Cooking at Amstel House

21 - Find Out Fridays (start)


19 - Amstel Live

21 - Hearth Cooking at Amstel House


13 - Fezziwig's Ball

14 - Spirit of Christmas

14 - Hearth Cooking at Amstel House

Looking for other things to do in New Castle?

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