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New Castle Court House

211 Delaware St, New Castle, DE 19720-4815
+1 302-323-4453
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Start Your Day Here

Start your tour of old New Castle here in the old courthouse. You’ll get a better understanding of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
via mobile
William Penn set foot in America right here!

We knew nothing of the history of this area. Our guide was excellent and we walked away with a new... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
Mary B
South China, Maine
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Delaware approved the Declaration of Independence in this building, which was constructed in 1732.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good39%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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211 Delaware St, New Castle, DE 19720-4815
+1 302-323-4453
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Start your tour of old New Castle here in the old courthouse. You’ll get a better understanding of the history of Delaware, from its initial colonization to statehood. You will leave with a better understanding of the people and their influence on the history of...More

Thank WTHughes
Reviewed 9 November 2017

We knew nothing of the history of this area. Our guide was excellent and we walked away with a new understanding.

Thank Mary B
Reviewed 2 October 2017

This is a historic site were the Declaration of Independence was read to the citizens of Delaware. The court house was built in the early 1700's and serviced as the state capitol until the 1930's. So much history.

Thank Thomas S
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

A very nice tour with a Cuban group I was teaching at the time. Brian did a good job of explaining the setup and purpose of items in the house. Worth a 30 min to 1 hour viait with adults. Kids may not last an...More

Thank fricassee2000
Reviewed 4 September 2017

I had been to New Castle a few times but in the evening. On this trip, the court house was open, and I took the took. There is so much that happened here that made great contributions to America. A must see.

Thank JohnBCowgill
Reviewed 3 September 2017

This was one of the more successful and interesting spots we tried to visit as we drove through Delaware stopping at each of the 7 different sites that create the First State National Historic park in the NPS system. The volunteer that led our 30...More

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

No stop to New Castle is complete without a stop to the New Castle Courthouse. Learn about the founding of Delaware and the surrounding area and the men who would sign the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution. Walk in the footsteps of history....More

Thank Jason A
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Right in the heart of town and the staff is great with kids! Grounds are kept beautiful and staff is very friendly. Tons of neat information and pieces of history! Well worth the stop! We got our national park passport books stamped while here.

Thank Heartmama4
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Frankly, not the most interesting old court house I've seen. The guide was pleasant and enthusiastic, but the tour suffers in comparison to many other historical building tours I've taken.

Thank MJWalsh
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

We like history so we enjoyed our guide's interactive tour an insights on the original riverside New Castle. You will too.

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