• New Castle Court House - NPS

    First State

    National Monument DE,PA

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.


New Castle

Old Courthouse Museum

Wednesday - Saturday: 10:00 - 3:30

Sunday: 1:30 - 4:30 Sunday

Closed on state holidays.


Dover Green

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?

Black and white photo of President Theodore Roosevelt and John Muir at Yosemite

The first President to use the authority of the Antiquities Act to designate a national monument was Theodore Roosevelt in 1906 to designate Devils Tower National Monument in Wyoming. Sixteen presidents since have used it to protect features such as the Grand Canyon and the Statue of Liberty.