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4th Annual River Towns Ride & Festival & River Towns Street Closure and Parking Information

4th Annual River Towns Ride & Festival: Saturday, October 15th River Towns Ride & Festival – Website 11:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Celebrating Historic New Castle & Delaware City The fourth annual River Towns Ride & Festival is a one-day joint festival held between the two historic Delaware waterfront towns of New Castle and Delaware City. This year’s event is being held on Saturday, October 15th, from 11:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. The two towns are 10 miles apart and connected by the bike-friendly corridor of Route 9. Therefore, the event will feature a bicycling component that will have riders cycling between the two destinations. Competitive cyclists will be encouraged to participate in the River Towns Time Trial for cash and prizes while recreational cyclists can pick their distance and ride for fun or to earn a distance medal. The ride is open to ALL ABILITY LEVELS. While cyclists traverse between the two […]


Invitation to Bid – City of New Castle Riverfront Redevelopment Pier Project

INVITATION TO BID Sealed bids for the City of New Castle Riverfront Redevelopment Pier Project will be received by the City Administrator until 1:30 p.m. on Thursday March 31, 2016, at the City Administration Building, 220 Delaware Street, New Castle, at which time they will be publicly opened and read.  Bids received after the stated time will be returned unopened.  This project was first bid in December 2015 but a contract was not awarded. The City of New Castle Riverfront Redevelopment Pier Project involves the construction of a fixed dock structure along the Delaware River to accommodate commercial, institutional, and historic vessels.  The fixed dock will extend from the Delaware Street Wharf approximately 170 feet to the navigable channel.  The project will include a fixed 100 foot long dock, access causeway, access ramp and stairs.  The construction will involve mobilization / demobilization; installation of driven piles; erection of steel framing […]


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 […]