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New Castle Court House

211 Delaware St, New Castle, DE 19720-4815
+1 302-323-4453
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Nice Tour

A very nice tour with a Cuban group I was teaching at the time. Brian did a good job of explaining... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
fricassee2000
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Maryland
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Court Is Now In Session

I had been to New Castle a few times but in the evening. On this trip, the court... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
JohnBCowgill
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Delaware approved the Declaration of Independence in this building, which was constructed in 1732.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good38%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:30
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211 Delaware St, New Castle, DE 19720-4815
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank fricassee2000
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had been to New Castle a few times but in the evening. On this trip, the court house was open, and I took the took. There is so much that happened here that made great contributions to America. A must see.

Thank JohnBCowgill
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was one of the more successful and interesting spots we tried to visit as we drove through Delaware stopping at each of the 7 different sites that create the First State National Historic park in the NPS system. The volunteer that led our 30...More

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

No stop to New Castle is complete without a stop to the New Castle Courthouse. Learn about the founding of Delaware and the surrounding area and the men who would sign the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution. Walk in the footsteps of history....More

Thank Jason A
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Right in the heart of town and the staff is great with kids! Grounds are kept beautiful and staff is very friendly. Tons of neat information and pieces of history! Well worth the stop! We got our national park passport books stamped while here.

Thank Heartmama4
Reviewed 19 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
Reviewed 1 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
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.

2  Thank barbara115de
Reviewed 4 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...More

2  Thank passlaw2
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....More

2  Thank FiveRingFever
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