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New Castle Court House

211 Delaware St, New Castle, DE 19720-4815
+1 302-323-4453
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Step back in Time

The Court House in Old Newcastle is the Center piece of the town. Good Morning America stopped... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Elizabeth D
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Wilmington, DE, United States
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Very educational trip

We had Joan as a docent and she was excellent!! I came away with such a deeper understanding of how... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2018
Kathy73k
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Reading, Pennsylvania
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Delaware approved the Declaration of Independence in this building, which was constructed in 1732.
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211 Delaware St, New Castle, DE 19720-4815
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+1 302-323-4453
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Court House in Old Newcastle is the Center piece of the town. Good Morning America stopped here in the 90's centered in front of the court house. This is a must see while visiting Old Newcastle, and the importance it holds in our American...More

Thank Elizabeth D
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

We had Joan as a docent and she was excellent!! I came away with such a deeper understanding of how the country started and what parts colonies played. The town was really nice to walk around and explore.

Thank Kathy73k
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

My family and did not get a chance to visit inside of the New Castle Court, but we got a chance to walk around town and see of the very historic and well preserved colonial properties, founded since 1651. New Castle is a charming small...More

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Reviewed 19 February 2018

The docent made this a great visit. Joan was very knowledgeable and put things in their proper perspective. Good history of the region and the birth of America.

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Reviewed 11 February 2018

Tour guide was great in enhancing our knowledge about Delaware, great at answering questions. Paid attention to our 3-year-old, which we liked. NPS passport stamps are available to the right on a table as one walks in. There are bathrooms in the basement, but we...More

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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

I recently purchased the National Park passport book so I decided to visit the New Castle NHP. The courthouse is part of the NHP. I went to stamp my book but walked away with a great history lesson thanks to our tour guide David. I...More

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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Start your tour of old New Castle here in the old courthouse. You’ll get a better understanding of the history of Delaware, from its initial colonization to statehood. You will leave with a better understanding of the people and their influence on the history of...More

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

We knew nothing of the history of this area. Our guide was excellent and we walked away with a new understanding.

Thank Mary B
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

This is a historic site were the Declaration of Independence was read to the citizens of Delaware. The court house was built in the early 1700's and serviced as the state capitol until the 1930's. So much history.

Thank Thomas S
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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

A very nice tour with a Cuban group I was teaching at the time. Brian did a good job of explaining the setup and purpose of items in the house. Worth a 30 min to 1 hour viait with adults. Kids may not last an...More

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