• New Castle Court House - NPS

    First State

    National Monument DE,PA

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First State National Monument
National Park Service
c/o New Castle Court House Museum
211 Delaware Street
New Castle, DE 19720

(302) 544-6363

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Did You Know?

A trail cuts through a grassy open field and recedes into the horizon

In a time of growing urbanism with crowded conditions and little open space, William Bancroft, a wealthy Quaker businessman, advocated for planned development and parkland. In 1901, he created the Woodlawn Company, (today Woodlawn Trustees), to preserve open space for the benefit of the people.