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Address: 211 Delaware St, New Castle, DE 19720-4815
Phone Number:
+1 302-323-4453
10:00 - 16:30
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Sun 13:30 - 16:30
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 16:30

Delaware approved the Declaration of Independence in this building, which...

Delaware approved the Declaration of Independence in this building, which was constructed in 1732.

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Informative tour

There isn't much open in February, but thankfully the Courthouse was open. The tour was excellent. The guide was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. He shared history of New Castle... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2017
Bethany Beach, Delaware
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Irvine, CA
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30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Frankly, not the most interesting old court house I've seen. The guide was pleasant and enthusiastic, but the tour suffers in comparison to many other historical building tours I've taken.

Thank MJWalsh
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

We like history so we enjoyed our guide's interactive tour an insights on the original riverside New Castle. You will too.

1 Thank S.R.F. M
Bethany Beach, Delaware
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309 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

There isn't much open in February, but thankfully the Courthouse was open. The tour was excellent. The guide was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. He shared history of New Castle and Delaware. The building itself is interesting too. Highly recommend a visit.

1 Thank barbara115de
Eastern Shore Maryland
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100 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Took the tour one afternoon on our way home from NJ. Learned alot about this area that I didn't know before. Beautifullly restored court room and very informative exhibits upstairs. Guide was pleasant, knowledgable and able to answer all questions without losing a beat. Made us want to come back again and tour some of the other parts of New... More 

1 Thank passlaw2
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 January 2017

This place is very worthwhile, especially if you into history. The guides there are very knowledgeable and the tour was very interesting. I knew very little actually about Delaware history but left there with much of the story about how it became America's first state. This place is actually part of the First State National Historical Park, which is one... More 

1 Thank FiveRingFever
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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47 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Just like this structure. Extremely well preserved with careful attention not to minimize modern distractions and utilities. Just didn't have time to go in

1 Thank Jim S
Wellington, New Zealand
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843 reviews
452 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

History galore here, learn about the Dutch and the Norwegian influence in this quaint semi English looking village. The houses are so pretty and the cobble lane novel for America. Really delightful place to visit and located right on the water front. Worth a visit.

1 Thank D P
New Jersey, USA
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188 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

The free guided tour of the Court House not only provided the history of the building, but also the history of the development of the area. Our guide was very informative along with entertaining.

1 Thank TwoT0Travel
West Palm Beach, Florida
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55 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

I love this area and enjoy all the history it has to offer. A great place to walk and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Thank HurricaneEmpress
Ocean City, New Jersey
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25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

My husband and I love traveling to historic towns on vacation, and New castle was great! You will definitely want to stop here and any of the towns other historic houses!

Thank zjewelsco

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