New Castle Historical Society

Founded by Dutch settlers in the 1650s, the historical significance of this riverside community was recognized in 1967 when its historic district was designated as a National Landmark. While the list of noteworthy sites here is seemingly endless, highly recommend stops include the Old New Castle Courthouse, seat of Delaware’s colonial and state government until 1777, the Delaware Historical Society’s Read House and Gardens, and the three museums operated by the New Castle Historical Society. Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday (9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) Note: The Delaware History Trail sign is located in front of the Old Court House. The sign can be found in front of the Old Court House.


30 Market Street New Castle, DE 19720

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  • Monday: Closed

  • Tuesday: Closed

  • Wednesday: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

  • Thursday: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

  • Friday: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

  • Saturday: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

  • Sunday: 11:30 AM – 4:30 PM

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