New Castle Court House Museum

The New Castle Court House was built in 1732, and served as Delaware's first court house and eventually state capitol. It was in this historic structure that the representatives of the people of Delaware voted in 1776 for independence from both Pennsylvania and Great Britian.

You can start your tour of Historic New Castle at the town’s visitor center located at the New Castle Historical Society or at the New Castle Court House Museum. During your tour of the New Castle Court House Museum, you will be greeted by a guide from our partners at the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs. Your guide will take you a historical tour of the building but make sure you ask them for the available passport stamps and Junior Ranger Booklets.

During you visit of the New Castle Historical Society, you will get to explore their gift shop for souvenirs that are related to the park and the town. While you are there you can also sign up for a tour of the Historic Green, and a variety of other historical buildings. Make sure you ask them where else you can visit in the town.

 
The front and right side of the New Castle Court House are shown on a bright sunny day.
The front and right side of the New Castle Court House are shown on a bright sunny day.
 

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Location

211 Delaware Street, New Castle DE, 19720


 

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Contact Information

This site is interpreted by our partners at the Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs. For questions regarding tours, special programs, or hours please visit their website or call them at (302) 323-4453.

Last updated: June 15, 2022

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

New Castle Court House Museum
Attn: First State NHP
211 Delaware Street

New Castle , DE 19720

Phone:

302-478-2769
The park's main phone number is temporally out of service while sprinklers are installed at the New Castle Court House Museum. If you need to speak to a park ranger call our ranger station at (302-478-2769) and someone will return your call as soon as possible. For a more immediate response, please email the park at firststate@nps.gov.

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