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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!


Fezziwig's Ball - SOLD OUT!

Friday, December 8, 7:00 - 10:30 pm

Start the holiday season in style - Victorian style - at Fezziwig's Ball! Our annual holiday ball features historic 19th century dancing with live music, a dessert bar and delicious beverages. Attendees are encouraged to wear 19th century clothing (or modern holiday party apparel). Dances will be called, and a free rehearsal for all ticket holders will be held on Monday, November 27. The ball and rehearsal are both held at the Arsenal, 30 Market Street. Join the waiting list here.

Holiday Traditions at Amstel House & Dutch House

November 24 to December 30

Visit the Amstel House and Dutch Houses this holiday season to learn about holiday celebrations of the past. At the Dutch House you'll discover the traditions surrounding St. Nicholas Day during the colonial period. At the Amstel House explore holiday traditions of three centuries through celebrations of the Van Dyke, Burnham and Hay families. Houses are open for tours on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays throough December 30. Tickets available at the New Castle Visitor Center. 

Hearth Cooking at the Amstel House

December 9, 10 am to 2:30 pm

Visit the Amstel House kitchen for free demonstrations of traditional hearth cooking. Our hearth cooks will introduce you to the recipes and techniques used by people of the 18th century to prepare meals and preserve foods. Demonstrations are free (enter through the rear door of the house). Full house tours required paid admission (tickets available at New Castle Visitor Center at the Arsenal). 

Spirit of Christmas

December 9, 10 am to 2:30 pm

Come and experience the magic of the holidays in New Castle! Stroll through private homes, enjoy musical performances and street theater, find great gifts from unique vendors in the indoor & outdoor Winter Market, meet Santa & Friends; sip and savor delicious drink and fare from our restaurants and food vendors, and join us for caroling at the New Castle's tree lighting ceremony. Free. More information...




28th - Lecture


1st - Amstel & Dutch Houses Open

13th - Amstel Live

15th - Foodways Demonstration


5th - Tavern Tour

7th - Pop-Up Opera

24th - 28th - Summer Camp

26th - Walking Tour


12th - Movies in the Park13th & 14th - Hauntings Tours

19th - Amstel Live

20th & 21st - Hauntings Tours

27th & 28th - Hauntings Tours


4th - Visitor Ctr Open Weekends

11th - Saturdays at Sea Lecture

25th - Saturdays at Sea Lecture

28th - Amstel Live


19th - Spring Assembly (Ball)

20th - A Day in Old New Castle


2nd - Tavern Tour

13th - Art in the Garden

17th - Amstel Live

23rd - Walking Tour

History Revival Lectures - every Thursday afternoon


11th - Hearth Cooking


4th - Saturdays at Sea Lecture

25th - Paranormal Tours


7th - Tavern Tour

8th - Garden Party

10th - Separation Day / Foodways

15th - Amstel Live

28th - Walking Tour


9th - Hearth Cooking

15th - Movies in Park

23rd - Art on the Green

23rd - Belgian Beer Festival

27th - Walking Tour


8th - Fezziwig's Ball

9th - Spirit of Christmas

9th - Hearth Cooking

Looking for other things to do in New Castle?

Check out the New Castle Community Calendar

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