Brandywine Creek flowing over a dam.
Brandywine Creek flowing over a dam.



Accessibility various site to site so please call the number listed under the site name for any specific questions or concerns. Brail brochures are available at all seven sites for people to use.

Beaver Valley

Phone: (302) 478-2769

This site consists of 1,100 acres located on the border of Delaware and Pennsylvania. None of the trails or parking lots are accessible, but people can enjoy a nice drive through the park. If you are looking to stamp your passport the Brandying Creek Nature Center is accessible. Please e-mail or call us if you have any specific questions or concerns.

Fort Christina

Fort Christina National Historical Landmark park is accessible but uneven flagstone may cause problems
with wheelchairs; watch when walking to avoid tripping.

Old Swedes Church

606 N. Church Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
Phone: (302) 652-5629
The accessibility entrance to the site is on Church Street. Enter through the gate at the corner of the field stone Hendrickson House parking available in the lot on Church Street. Their are ramps into the church however, it does not meet ADA standards due to the historic building. Stone pathways throughout the grounds may prove difficult for wheel chairs. Limited accessibility in the Hendrickson House due to one small step into the house.

New Castle Court House

211 Delaware St., New Castle, DE.
Phone: (302) 323-4453
Only the first floor of the Court House is accessible through a side entrance.

The Green, Dover

121 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Dover, DE.
Phone: (302) 739-9194
The Green has handicap sidewalk access along S. State Street and around the outside of The Green but there are no sidewalks around The Green itself.

John Dickinson Plantation

340 Kitts Hummock Rd, Dover, DE 19901
Phone: (302) 739-3277
The John Dickinson Plantation visitor center and first floor of the John Dickinson mansion are accessible. The farm complex and outbuildings are not handicap accessible.

Ryves Holt House

211 Mulberry St, Lewes, DE 19958
Phone: (302) 645-7670
This building is not accessible but visitors can still request to have their passport books stamped.

Last updated: June 27, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

New Castle Court House Museum
Attn: First State NHP
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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