Parking

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Overview

Parking is easy to find throughout the entire park, but it varies across the six units that make up the park. The New Castle Court House and The Dover Green have free public street parking available. The units listed below all have individual parking lots:

 

Brandywine Valley

All of the parking lots within the Brandywine Valley unit are made up of dirt and gravel and tend to fill up fairly quickly. Please do not park along any of the roadways throughout the Brandywine Valley unit as you may get towed.

Lot #1

39.84359, -75.555562
SPACES
4 Total
0 Oversized
Free Parking
First State NHP's Brandywine Valley Unit does not charge a parking fee.
Cost: $0.00
Standard Hours
Sun: From sunrise to sunset
Mon: From sunrise to sunset
Tue: From sunrise to sunset
Wed: From sunrise to sunset
Thu: From sunrise to sunset
Fri: From sunrise to sunset
Sat: From sunrise to sunset
Amenities:
Accessible Lot: No
Number of ADA-designated spaces: 0
Number of ADA van-accessible spaces: 0
Number of ADA step-free spaces: 0
Total number of spaces: 4
Number of oversize vehicle spaces: 0
   
   
 

Lot #2

39.839026, -75.564552
SPACES
2 Total
0 Oversized
This is a very small square parking lot along Beaver Valley Road. You will need to walk along the road to access the trail that is about 10-15 feet from the parking lot. Please avoid walking in the road and walk in a single line if you have multiple people with you.
Free Parking
First State NHP's Brandywine Valley Unit does not charge for parking.
Cost: $0.00
Standard Hours
Sun: From sunrise to sunset
Mon: From sunrise to sunset
Tue: From sunrise to sunset
Wed: From sunrise to sunset
Thu: From sunrise to sunset
Fri: From sunrise to sunset
Sat: From sunrise to sunset
Amenities:
Accessible Lot: No
Number of ADA-designated spaces: 0
Number of ADA van-accessible spaces: 0
Number of ADA step-free spaces: 0
Total number of spaces: 2
Number of oversize vehicle spaces: 0
   
   
 

Lot #3 - Smith Bridge parking lot

39.834513, -75.575636
SPACES
60 Total
0 Oversized
This is the largest parking lot within the park, it provides immediate access to the picnic area and access to the Brandywine Creek. This parking lot fills up very quickly Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Free Parking
First State NHP's Brandywine Valley unit does not charge a fee for parking.
Cost: $0.00
Standard Hours
Sun: From 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Mon: From 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Tue: From 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Wed: From 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Thu: From 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Fri: From 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Sat: From 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM

This parking lot fills up very quickly Memorial Day - Labor Day.

Amenities:
Accessible Lot: No
Number of ADA-designated spaces: 3
Number of ADA van-accessible spaces: 0
Number of ADA step-free spaces: 0
Total number of spaces: 60
Number of oversize vehicle spaces: 0
   
   
 

Lot #4 - Ramsey Parking Lot

39.829115, -75.569578
SPACES
10 Total
0 Oversized
This is a small, narrow parking lot along Ramsey Road. Larger vehicles may struggle to get in and out as there is little room to turn around.
Free Parking
First State NHP's Brandywine Valley Unit does not charge any fees for parking.
Cost: $0.00
Standard Hours
Sun: From sunrise to sunset
Mon: From sunrise to sunset
Tue: From sunrise to sunset
Wed: From sunrise to sunset
Thu: From sunrise to sunset
Fri: From sunrise to sunset
Sat: From sunrise to sunset
Amenities:
Accessible Lot: No
Number of ADA-designated spaces: 0
Number of ADA van-accessible spaces: 0
Number of ADA step-free spaces: 0
Total number of spaces: 10
Number of oversize vehicle spaces: 0
   
   
 
 

New Castle Court House Museum

Delaware Street Parking

39.659919, -75.563692
SPACES
30 Total
0 Oversized
Main parking for the New Castle Court House and town. Free, no time limit.
Free Parking
FREE!
Cost: $0.00
Standard Hours
Sun: Open 24 hours
Mon: Open 24 hours
Tue: Open 24 hours
Wed: Open 24 hours
Thu: Open 24 hours
Fri: Open 24 hours
Sat: Open 24 hours

Parking in front of the New Castle Court House along Delaware Street tends to fill up by 11:00am daily.

Amenities:
Accessible Lot: Yes
Number of ADA-designated spaces: 3
Number of ADA van-accessible spaces: 3
Number of ADA step-free spaces: 0
Total number of spaces: 30
Number of oversize vehicle spaces: 0
   
   
 

Last updated: May 12, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

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

New Castle , DE 19720

Phone:

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 six 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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