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Amstel House Museum and Gardens

2 E 4th St, New Castle, DE 19720-5014
+1 302-322-2794
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Interesting Historic house

Nice look at history of area. Lived in surrounding state for years and have been through New Castle... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2016
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Well Worth the Visit

The house was built for Dr. John Finney in the 1730s. Much of the original woodwork and other... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2016
New Jersey, USA
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The Amstel House is the first mansion in Delaware and was home to an early Governor. Originally known as "The Corner," this was the most important home in the late 1700s. High society came to this house, including George Washington, who attended a wedding here.
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2 E 4th St, New Castle, DE 19720-5014
+1 302-322-2794
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Reviewed 15 October 2016

Nice look at history of area. Lived in surrounding state for years and have been through New Castle many times and did not know its early history. Well worth the visit.

2  Thank Patito217
Reviewed 13 September 2016

The house was built for Dr. John Finney in the 1730s. Much of the original woodwork and other architectural details are still present. The guide not only provides a history of the house, but also the lives of the prominent families that live there.

2  Thank TwoT0Travel
Reviewed 28 June 2016

What can i say, I loved this place! History was great,tour guides knew their stuff and they even had refreshments for us, Yummy Christmas cookies! It was cool to stand in the house George Washington once stood!

3  Thank zjewelsco
Reviewed 14 July 2015

This is a very interesting Georgian house. It is large for it's time. George Washington really did attend a wedding there! The guide was knowledgeable. You get tickets for this tour at the Armory not far from the courthouse.

3  Thank Natalie B
Reviewed 15 December 2014 via mobile

Visited and toured the Amstel House as part of the extensive Christmas Holiday weekend festivities and open houses in New Castle. Docents in each room were informative and knowledgeable. They kept things moving along. The history was interesting.

3  Thank Johnny J
Reviewed 17 April 2014

Also should be combined with Old Dutch House. Very well furnished for the time period and very good guided tour of about 45 minutes. You do a see the second floor but not the third floor. No bathroom facilities. Nice small garden out back.

1  Thank DrPaulS
Reviewed 19 October 2013

Visited the house last evening for the Halloween tour. Lovely place with very knowledgeable staff. Can't wait to go back in the day time.

1  Thank Bethanne74
Reviewed 18 September 2013

A lovely old place. They have ramps, but you can see that originally each addition ended up with a different floor level. The kitchen fireplace in the back looks like it was used extensively.

1  Thank DayTripDude
Reviewed 4 August 2013

This small home is a quaint look at colonial America. Washington attended a wedding here. This house can be visited with the Old Dutch house on the same tour for a little history of New Castle.

1  Thank Steph9732
Reviewed 13 July 2013 via mobile

A nice slice of affluent life in New Castle this house shows the dwelling of a well- to-do attorney and is the largest house of its era in New Castle still standing. Good albeit short tour was well done and personalized. Do the tour of...More

1  Thank Lynne S
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