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Address: 40 E. 3rd St, New Castle, DE
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Lovely, but federal regulations have it tied in knots!

This is a lovely building that has been used for historical exhibits by the New Castle Historical Society. However, since it is not handicap accessible, they have had to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 June 2015

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015

This is a lovely building that has been used for historical exhibits by the New Castle Historical Society. However, since it is not handicap accessible, they have had to discontinue using it--which is a GREAT BIG SHAME!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2013

Unfortunately, we arrived shortly before they were due to close. I will definitely return to see more of this building. Just a fantastic Victorian building, from the era when using the library was only for the wealthy, because people had to pay a fee to use it. They also have special exhibits from time to time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2013

This smaller building is a marvel of innovation which must be personally experienced to appreciate. Given the choice I would visit the Old Library Museum before the Old Courthouse.

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2013

This is a neat photo opp building due to the natural colors used and the shape. Make sure you go inside as this is a free visit. Nice lady manning the inside desk along with a sheet of paper giving the history of the building. Old wooden shelves on the second floor with books to show how it appeared 'back... More 

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New Castle, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2013 via mobile

Great octagonal building in the corner of the New Castle Green. Always has an interesting local history exhibit and the on going collection of books. Great place for students Delaware history!

Thank Mark K
Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2012

This small stately library was designed by Frank Furness who is famous for buildings thorughout the east. It still has original books on the top level. The downstairs level serves as a small free museum which has rotating exhibits about the history of the area. There is free street parking in front of the library.

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