City of New Castle

Delaware


Welcome to the City of New Castle


Step back in time and experience the charm and beauty of colonial New Castle. Walk the cobblestone streets and enjoy the historic sites of this riverfront community. Historic New Castle, Delaware is located just 10 minutes south of downtown Wilmington with easy access from I-95 and I-295. Overlooking the Delaware River, Historic New Castle is the oldest continuously occupied town in the Delaware Valley. And, thanks to preservation efforts, this vibrant, fully occupied community remains one of the most important Colonial/Federal villages in America – second only to Williamsburg, Virginia in the number and authenticity of its historic structures.  The New Castle Court House Museum is part of the the First State National Historical Park. New Castle, originally named Fort Casimir, was founded in 1651 by Peter Stuyvesant, who was sent to provide the Dutch with command of all river traffic. Because of its strategic location, ownership of the settlement [...]

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Living in New Castle

Living in New Castle

New Castle is great place to live, work and play. New Castle is known for its thriving historic downtown, outdoor open spaces and recreation including Battery Park, multiple playgrounds, trails, nature areas, tennis courts, sailing club, library and museums.

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Visiting New Castle

Visiting New Castle

Historic New Castle, Delaware is located just 10 minutes south of downtown Wilmington with easy access from I-95 and I-295. Overlooking the Delaware River, Historic New Castle is the oldest continuously occupied town in the Delaware Valley.

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Business in New Castle

Business in New Castle

New Castle is a business-friendly City with expedited permitting, community policing and competitive, reliable electric and water service. There are a variety of locations including historic downtown, three business parks, shopping centers and individual sites.

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