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“Stunning architecture”
Review of Old Library Museum

Old Library Museum
Ranked #10 of 24 things to do in New Castle
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The Old Library Museum serves as the exhibit space for the New Castle Historical Society. The building is currently closed, but arrangements for access are being made and a new exhibit is being developed. Please check back, or visit our website, for updates on when the Old Library Museum will reopen. The building served as the library for New Castle City from the 1890s through the 1960s. It is an excellent example of Victorian architecture.
Reviewed July 12, 2013

This smaller building is a marvel of innovation which must be personally experienced to appreciate.
Given the choice I would visit the Old Library Museum before the Old Courthouse.

Thank tfhorgan
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Reviewed May 31, 2013

This is a neat photo opp building due to the natural colors used and the shape. Make sure you go inside as this is a free visit. Nice lady manning the inside desk along with a sheet of paper giving the history of the building. Old wooden shelves on the second floor with books to show how it appeared 'back in the day'. Currently there was a great exhibit on the main floor regarding taverns in the area during long ago, and some of the items you would see in the taverns. Enjoyable to spend at least 20 mtes of your time here.

Thank joyceTL4
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

Great octagonal building in the corner of the New Castle Green. Always has an interesting local history exhibit and the on going collection of books. Great place for students Delaware history!

Thank Mark K
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Reviewed May 28, 2012

This small stately library was designed by Frank Furness who is famous for buildings thorughout the east. It still has original books on the top level. The downstairs level serves as a small free museum which has rotating exhibits about the history of the area. There is free street parking in front of the library.

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