Operating Hours & Seasons
First State National Monument is a new national park area. Right now, it has no National Park Service facilities. Programming and events will be done through our partners: The Delaware Division of Historical & Cultural Affairs and the Delaware State Parks.
Old Courthouse Museum
Wednesday - Saturday: 10:00 - 3:30
Sunday: 1:30 - 4:30 Sunday
Closed on state holidays.
First State Heritage Park Welcome Center and Galleries:
Monday - Friday: 8:00 - 4:30
Saturday: 9:00 - 3:30
Sunday: 1;30 - 4:30
Woodlawn Tract (open 8:00 - Dusk)
Brandywine Creek State Park
Monday - Friday: 8:00 - 4:00
Open seven days a week from April until October.
Did You Know?
Abolitionists Thomas Garret and John Hunn were tried in 1848 in the New Castle Court House in Delaware for violating the Fugitive Slave Act. Found guilty, they were fined thousands of dollars, lost their homes and businesses, but vowed to continue the fight against slavery regardless of the cost.