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Visiting New Castle

Welcome to New Castle!  Watch this wonderful video from the New Castle Historical Society.

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.

Take a moment and enjoy the three virtual tour videos below.

  • Historic New Castle Walking Tour – Enjoy a virtual walking tour of the Historic New Castle Green, featuring some of the landmark sites in one of Delaware’s first settlements.
  • Old New Castle   – Take a virtual tour of some of Delaware’s most significant historical sites, located in beautiful historic New Castle.
  • New Castle Courthouse Museum – Ed Asner narrates an overview of the history and architecture of Delaware’s first court and capital in the heart of historic New Castle.

First State National Historical Park

New Castle named one of the most beautiful small towns in America

Shops, restaurants, museums and lodging (New Castle Community Partnership)

New Castle Historical Society (Amstel House, Dutch House, Old Library Museum)

Historic New Castle Court House Museum

The Read House & Gardens Museum