From First Settlement to First State

Famous as the First State to ratify the Constitution, Delaware was born out of a conflict among three world powers for dominance of the Delaware Valley.  From this beginning, the region developed a distinct character that tolerated diversity in religion and national origin and valued independence. 

The tree colonnade frames your view of the Fort Christina monument, along the Christina River.

Fort Christina Ribbon Cutting

Join us for the Fort Christina Ribbon Cutting and Service Project on July 19th.

Students adjust their binoculars at the bird inventory and education station.

First State NHP Centennial BioBlitz

Nearly 200 students joined us for the Centennial BioBlitz at First State NHP in May 2016, and inventoried more than 100 species.

The First State NHP Volunteers-In-Parks T-Shirt

New Castle Volunteer Fair

First State NHP and the New Castle Historical Society have partnered to host an open house to recruit volunteers.

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Mailing Address:

New Castle Court House Museum
211 Delaware Street

New Castle, DE 19720


(302) 544-6363

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