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New Castle Court House

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Outstanding FREE tour...learned a ton and loved it all.

You start learning about the set up of the courtroom and the history of the courthouse then move... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2018
clairann2000
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Colorado
Lots of history. Good free tour

Stopped off here while in the area. This place has a lot of great history on how Delaware became... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2018
TravelerCory
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Salem, Oregon
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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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Reviewed 13 October 2018

Came in at the end of one tour/lectures about the historic courthouse. Without the guide, the room, while nicely restored, doesn't have much to offer. Best for history buffs to visit. Best to pair with the other historic sites nearby. We combined our visit with...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 4 October 2018

You start learning about the set up of the courtroom and the history of the courthouse then move upstairs to learn more about Delaware and voting on our freedom ....it is fascinating and about 45 minutes of new facts and fun brought to you by...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank clairann2000
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Stopped off here while in the area. This place has a lot of great history on how Delaware became the first state and 13th colony. There is a free tour that our guide was very knowledgeable and passionate about the history of Delaware.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Very interesting piece of colonial history with a nice, informative tour. This is the centerpiece of colonial New Castle and is well worth a visit.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank HottyToddy97
Reviewed 11 July 2018

Very well kept and clean Court House that describes our nations beginnings. Our guide was very outgoing and pleasant and provided a very interesting and educational presentation about the time period. Walk around outside the court house to see cobblestone streets.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Ron T
Reviewed 8 July 2018

Did you ever notice the boundary between Pennsylvania and Delaware on a map? It's part of a perfect circle, the center of which is yes... the New Castle Court House. Figure you might want to know that. The surveyors of yore didn't fool around. But...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank nomastomasalready
Reviewed 17 June 2018

There were guides in the room but busy talking to one another in the corner of the room. They did not offer any information. Nice courthouse that you could imagine a hearing taking place.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank IllinoisKate1
Reviewed 17 June 2018

Bottom line, don't bother visiting without a tour guide, I think. The inside of the court house is a single room that I suspect is quite historically accurate. That means you can only walk through half of it, which takes a grand total of 60...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Hatzlacha
Reviewed 15 June 2018

We stopped here as our half way break on a road trip down to DC. The tour was informative although a but dry. I would recommend though since it is historically informative!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank amanda_m_renda
Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

We have been traveling back and forth between Pennsylvania and Delaware for most of the last week. We had heard about Delaware being the three counties of Pennsylvania, but really did not know why. We came to New Castle hoping to learn. We now know....More

Date of experience: June 2018
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