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New Castle Court House

211 Delaware St, New Castle, DE 19720-4815
+1 302-323-4453
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Charming Historic Small Town

My family and did not get a chance to visit inside of the New Castle Court, but we got a chance to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Ezra B
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New York City, New York
Great little museum with excellent staff

The docent made this a great visit. Joan was very knowledgeable and put things in their proper... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
nskaye
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Wilmington, Delaware
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Delaware approved the Declaration of Independence in this building, which was constructed in 1732.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good38%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“history buff” (4 reviews)
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211 Delaware St, New Castle, DE 19720-4815
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My family and did not get a chance to visit inside of the New Castle Court, but we got a chance to walk around town and see of the very historic and well preserved colonial properties, founded since 1651. New Castle is a charming small...More

Thank Ezra B
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The docent made this a great visit. Joan was very knowledgeable and put things in their proper perspective. Good history of the region and the birth of America.

Thank nskaye
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Tour guide was great in enhancing our knowledge about Delaware, great at answering questions. Paid attention to our 3-year-old, which we liked. NPS passport stamps are available to the right on a table as one walks in. There are bathrooms in the basement, but we...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I recently purchased the National Park passport book so I decided to visit the New Castle NHP. The courthouse is part of the NHP. I went to stamp my book but walked away with a great history lesson thanks to our tour guide David. I...More

Thank mekopp
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Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

Start your tour of old New Castle here in the old courthouse. You’ll get a better understanding of the history of Delaware, from its initial colonization to statehood. You will leave with a better understanding of the people and their influence on the history of...More

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

We knew nothing of the history of this area. Our guide was excellent and we walked away with a new understanding.

Thank Mary B
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

This is a historic site were the Declaration of Independence was read to the citizens of Delaware. The court house was built in the early 1700's and serviced as the state capitol until the 1930's. So much history.

Thank Thomas S
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Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

A very nice tour with a Cuban group I was teaching at the time. Brian did a good job of explaining the setup and purpose of items in the house. Worth a 30 min to 1 hour viait with adults. Kids may not last an...More

Thank fricassee2000
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

I had been to New Castle a few times but in the evening. On this trip, the court house was open, and I took the took. There is so much that happened here that made great contributions to America. A must see.

Thank JohnBCowgill
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

This was one of the more successful and interesting spots we tried to visit as we drove through Delaware stopping at each of the 7 different sites that create the First State National Historic park in the NPS system. The volunteer that led our 30...More

Thank Sarah C
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