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Address: 211 Delaware St., New Castle, DE
Phone Number: 302-323-4452
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10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Description: 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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My husband and I enjoyed the history lesson. Very nicely-restored building. There were scaffolds on the exterior, so we didn't get any pictures.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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Anybanany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

My husband and I enjoyed the history lesson. Very nicely-restored building. There were scaffolds on the exterior, so we didn't get any pictures.

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Dover, New Hampshire
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516 reviews 516 reviews
216 attraction reviews
1,564 helpful votes 1,564 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

As a historian, my visit to Delaware was not compete without a visit to historic New Castle for this attraction. New Castle Court House Museum is the centerpiece of the historic City of New Castle. It is a state-owned and operated museum. Its cupola was designated the center of a 12-mile circle which delineates most of the border between Delaware... More 

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Washington Township, New Jersey
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156 reviews 156 reviews
42 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We stopped into the Court House to get another National Park Passport stamp and took a tour of the court house. So glad we stayed to enjoy the tour Did you know that Delaware was named after a gentleman who was never in Delaware? Or that Delaware was part of Pennsylvania until the signing of the Declaration of Independence? We... More 

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Sturbridge, Massachusetts
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81 reviews 81 reviews
31 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

It is recreated for three judges and the British court system. You can visit by yourself or a (free) guide. Take the guided tour of about 45 minutes. It is excellent. Some steep stair to an upstairs exhibit (worthwhile).

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New Castle, Delaware
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101 reviews 101 reviews
40 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

It's an old building back in the 1700 's not that much to see , it's just a Historic in old New Castle the Building is Historic but that's about it . they need to add more original structure thinks not just a hole in the floor unless you take the tour . all in all to me it's just... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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88 reviews 88 reviews
16 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Its interesting to see the layout of the old style courtroom. Its arranged for 3 judges, a tightly packed jury, and a penalty box for the accused. Beautiful room upstairs too!

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Bangkok, Thailand
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85 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

Situated in a small historic downtown New Castle. Nice enough old building but not that interesting without the backstory. So, take the free tour given continuously everyday except Monday. It will give you the proper context and appreciation of its historical significance. And it's quite significant.

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New York, New York, United States
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235 reviews 235 reviews
112 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

The New Castle Court House was built in 1732 over an existing 1660's court house structure used by the Dutch. When visiting, please pay attention to the cut out see through lucent floor square in the main floor court room. You can see down to the original structure of the 1660 building. The Court House is meticulously maintained and the... More 

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New Castle, Delaware, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

History buffs would love this place. Numerous historical issues took place here and the signs tell you who was where.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

New Castle, DE??? Not the first place that comes to mind for a weekend outing, but once you go you'll be glad you did. We visited the old town district and simply enjoyed walking through town and along the river. If you have children, there is a large park with playgrounds along the river and it's pet friendly. How about... More 

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