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Historic Buildings

New Castle Historical Society
30 Market Street
New Castle, Delaware 19720
(302) 322-2794

New Castle Visitor Center at The Arsenal:
Open: Monday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.   ♦   Sunday, 11:30.a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Society Office: 
Open: Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


Dutch HouseThe Dutch House
32 East 3rd Street
New Castle, DE 19720
Amstel ParlorThe Amstel House
2 East 4th Street
New Castle, DE 19720
The Old Library MuseumThe Old Library Museum
40 East 3rd Street
New Castle, DE 19720
New Castle Court HouseOld New Castle Court House
(Delaware State Museums)
211 Delaware Street
New Castle, DE 19720

Open: 10:00 – 3:30 p.m. Tue. – Sat., 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Closed Mondays and State Holidays. Free Admission. Reservations needed for groups of ten or more.Built in 1732, the Court House served as the meeting place for Delaware’s colonial assembly from 1732 to 1777 when New Castle was Delaware’s capital. Tour topics include Delaware boundaries, colonial history, slavery and abolition.



Read House & GardensThe Read House and Gardens
42 The Strand
New Castle, DE 19720
(302) 322-8411


Hours:Wednesday – Friday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
PLEASE NOTE: CLOSED January-March except by appointment (302-322-8411) and school tours.
Closed major holidays – click here for the Society’s calendar. Admission is charged.Built in 1801 in Federal style by the son of George Read I, a signer of both the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution. formal garden designed in 1847. Twelve rooms open to the public, three in the Colonial Revival style.

New Castle - Frenchtown Railroad Ticket Office New Castle – Frenchtown Railroad
Ticket Office
Battery Park
Delaware Street 

The railroad was pulled by steam locomotive Delaware , and operated in the pre-Civil War period. The ticket office was constructed in 1832 and occupied several locations before being placed here in the 1950s.




Immanuel Episcopal ChurchImmanuel Episcopal Church
On the Green
100 Harmony Street
New Castle, DE 19720
(302) 328-2413Built in 1703, this was the parish of the Church of England in Delaware. Burned in 1980 and rebuilt using the original walls and foundation. Tombstones in adjoining graveyard date from 1707.
Presbyterian ChurchNew Castle Presbyterian Church
25 East 3rd Street
New Castle, DE 19720
(302) 328-3279Built in 1707 and used for services until 1854. Restored after World War II to original appearance. First congregation was Dutch.