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Address: 211 Delaware St., New Castle, DE
Phone Number: 302-323-4452
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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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I want to give this an excellent...the town is wonderful, very friendly people who want to share the history of their town. It really is stunning with historical buildings... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Acton, Massachusetts
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Acton, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 NEW

I want to give this an excellent...the town is wonderful, very friendly people who want to share the history of their town. It really is stunning with historical buildings, adorable streets and side alleys and an enjoyable waterfront area. However, if you want to stop for a quick look, be forewarned, once you step inside that courthouse, you are stuck... More 

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Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Nice little museum on the court house of history. Interesting tour guide. This is a free National Park so enjoy. Next door is the sheriff's house.

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

New Castle is such a quaint small historic town like those you see in movies. The tour to this court house is free and the guide was very informative. We were told most of the buildings here were originals meaning dating back to mid 1800's or older. It is also only a couple of blocks from the water and park.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We visited the old court house in New Castle and it was such an informational tour. The guide was really great and took a ton of time with us talking about the history of the building and the state itself. The only drawback is that they lock the door when they are doing a tour. We went twice and both... More 

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Beijing
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I'm a museum nerd, love to find out stuff, not American but very interested in US history. We had a great visit, the guide was really knowlegeable about the history and culture of the town and the country. The exhibition about the Underground Railroad was especially good pulling no punches about this horrible part of history. Well worth a visit.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We enjoyed this very much. The man who explained everything was really great at giving us an idea of what the judicial process would have been like during the British and early American years. If you are in New Castle, do not miss this!

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Anybanany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 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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