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Amstel House Museum and Gardens

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First Delaware Mansion

Exceptional tour guides in the mansion. Learned a wealth of information about New Castle, the... read more

Reviewed June 17, 2018
Chicago, Illinois

I was wondering how great this place was going to be, and it met my expectations... read more

Reviewed September 5, 2017
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The Amstel House is the first mansion in Delaware and was home to an early Governor. Originally known as "The Corner," this was the most important home in the late 1700s. High society came to this house, including George Washington, who attended a...more
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2 E 4th St, New Castle, DE 19720-5014
+1 302-322-2794
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Reviewed June 17, 2018

Exceptional tour guides in the mansion. Learned a wealth of information about New Castle, the mansion and the people that resided in the mansion and New Castle. Beautiful preservation of the mansion and furnished with time period items. Stand where George Washington once stood while...More

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Reviewed September 5, 2017

I was wondering how great this place was going to be, and it met my expectations. The guide was great. It is one of many reasons to visit New Castle.

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Reviewed October 15, 2016

Nice look at history of area. Lived in surrounding state for years and have been through New Castle many times and did not know its early history. Well worth the visit.

2  Thank Patito217
Reviewed September 13, 2016

The house was built for Dr. John Finney in the 1730s. Much of the original woodwork and other architectural details are still present. The guide not only provides a history of the house, but also the lives of the prominent families that live there.

2  Thank TwoT0Travel
Reviewed June 28, 2016

What can i say, I loved this place! History was great,tour guides knew their stuff and they even had refreshments for us, Yummy Christmas cookies! It was cool to stand in the house George Washington once stood!

3  Thank zjewelsco
Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is a very interesting Georgian house. It is large for it's time. George Washington really did attend a wedding there! The guide was knowledgeable. You get tickets for this tour at the Armory not far from the courthouse.

3  Thank Natalie B
Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

Visited and toured the Amstel House as part of the extensive Christmas Holiday weekend festivities and open houses in New Castle. Docents in each room were informative and knowledgeable. They kept things moving along. The history was interesting.

3  Thank Johnny J
Reviewed April 17, 2014

Also should be combined with Old Dutch House. Very well furnished for the time period and very good guided tour of about 45 minutes. You do a see the second floor but not the third floor. No bathroom facilities. Nice small garden out back.

1  Thank DrPaulS
Reviewed October 19, 2013

Visited the house last evening for the Halloween tour. Lovely place with very knowledgeable staff. Can't wait to go back in the day time.

1  Thank Bethanne74
Reviewed September 18, 2013

A lovely old place. They have ramps, but you can see that originally each addition ended up with a different floor level. The kitchen fireplace in the back looks like it was used extensively.

1  Thank DayTripDude
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