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. 

Gravestones in front of the Old Swedes Church are covered in snow.

Winter Events at First State NHP

Stay warm this winter by exploring your National Park and attending seasonal events at any of the seven sites.

The four flags hanging from the New Castle Court House.

Basic Information

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Places To Go

Explore, and learn about all seven locations spread throughout the entire state of Delaware.

Last updated: December 1, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

New Castle Court House Museum
211 Delaware Street

New Castle, DE 19720


(302) 544-6363
This phone number is not staffed. You can leave a message on the park's main phone number (302-544-6363) and we will return your call as soon as possible. If you are visiting one of the seven sites, and need specific information, please refer to the "Places to Go" page for phone numbers and addresses of each site.

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