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City of New Castle


A Day in Old New Castle

05/20/2017 - 10:00 AM
Location: Downtown Historic New Castle
Address: 50 Market Street
New Castle, DE 19720

A Day in Old New Castle

Image may contain: one or more peopleA Day in Old New Castle is the oldest continually operating house and garden tour in the U.S. – this will be our 92nd year. The theme this year is Taverns, Taprooms and Tippling Houses – a Beer Garden will be open from noon-4:00 p.m. The community of New Castle invites you to discover and tour many private homes, gardens and public buildings that witnessed the rebirth of America at the conclusion of the Civil War. Events and activities include reenactors, encampments, period children’s games and activities, carriage rides, musical entertainment and more!  Tickets and more information available online.

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Don’t miss all the fun!

* 9 am-5:45 pm Shuttle buses from parking area to Court House
NC Baptist Church and William Penn High School, last bus leaves Delaware Street at 5:45 p.m.                 
* 9 am-5 pm Ticket and Information Booth Open  – Plaza of Court House
* 10 am-4 pm Houses, Gardens and Museums Open 
* 10 am-5 pm Encampments, Reenactments, Demonstrations – On The Green
-Union Patriotic League Encampment
-Garrison of New Amstel 1651-1664
-1st Delaware Regiment Encampment
-Ft. Delaware Coronet Band
-Historic Caricatures by Kevin O’Malley
-Colonial Brewer –  Rich Wagner
-Winterthur Children’s Activity Table
-Read House Flower Sale
* 10 am-4 pm Historic Churches Open for Tours:
New Castle United Methodist, Immanuel on the Green, New Castle Presbyterian
* 10 am-5 pm Artisan Vendors – On Market Street
* 10-11 am Immanuel Church Bell Ringers – Immanuel Church
* 11 am-2 pm Lite Refreshments water & public restrooms – NC United Methodist Church 510 Delaware Street
* 11-11:30 am Concert -“How Are You Going to Wet Your Whistle When the Whole Darn World’s Gone Dry?” A Fun and Educational Temperance and Prohibition Sing-a-Long  – NC United Methodist Church – 510 and Delaware Street
* 11:30-12:30 Serenata Strings – At the Read House
* 11 am-3 pm Antique Horse and Carriage Rides – In Front of Town Hall
* 12-4 pm Beer Garden featuring beers from Yards Brewery – At the David Finney Inn
* Fiscal Year Jazz Trio in Courtyard – At the David Finney Inn
* 12-1:00 Fort Delaware Coronet Band – On the Green
* 1-1:30 pm  Revolutionary Duel – On the Green
* 1-1:45 pm Suzuki Violins- Delaware Music School – On the Green
* 1-2 pm Serenata Strings – At the Read House
* 1:30-2 pm Historical Drinking 101- Meads and Ciders in America
   Talk and Tasting- Jeff Cheskin of Liquid Alchemy – At the Arsenal
* 2-3pm Fort Delaware Coronet Band – On the Green
* 4-5pmEvensong – At Immanuel Church

Food Vendors: Wheelys Café New Castle David Finney Inn
Bailey’ Dawgs: At Town Hall
Summer J Ice Pops: On The Green