Basic Information

With multiple sites spread throughout the state of Delaware and a few hundred acres in Pennsylvania, First State National Historical Park (NHP) has much to offer history buffs, and nature enthusiasts alike! Most of our sites are managed and interpreted by our partners, so please make sure you check the" Operating Hours & Seasons" page prior to visiting. Each of our sites has specific seasonal events that are found on our calendar!


Below is the main address for the park, please visit the "Directions" page below to get the other physical addresses for the sites that make up the park. 

A sign hangs on the wall that says "New Castle Court House Museum" with the operating hours listed.
Operating Hours & Seasons

Find our what sites are open and what sites are closed!

The park's volunteer coordinator hands a volunteer their free Volunteer-In-Parks Pass.
Fees & Passes

Learn what sites are completely free and what sites may have a small-fee for special programs and tours.

Two people film the sunrise over a field.
Permits & Reservations

There are a variety of permits that you can apply for at First State National Historical Park. Please review the various types below and fol

Last updated: June 23, 2021

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

First State National Historical Park
10 Market Street

New Castle, DE 19720


To speak to a park ranger, call the park Welcome Center (302-317-3854) and someone will return your call as soon as possible. For a more immediate response, please email the park at

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