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New Castle Court House

211 Delaware St., New Castle, DE
302-323-4452
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Ranked #2 of 19 attractions in New Castle
Type: Government Buildings, Historic Sites
Description: Delaware approved the Declaration of Independence in this building, which was constructed in 1732.
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English first
Sturbridge, Massachusetts
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79 reviews 79 reviews
31 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
26 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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145 reviews 145 reviews
81 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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189 reviews 189 reviews
94 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Reading, Pennsylvania
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85 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

This is a beautiful building central to the Historic district. Very friendly and nice guides who give a great informative tour. Call for the hours when this building is open. Even tho the sign says closed on Sundays, it was open from 1:30 to 4:30 the day we were there. The main room has a replica of what the court... More

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Tampa Bay Area, FL
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

The New Castle Court House is a great stop for those interested in history. The staff were knowledgable and excited about the courthouse and it's history. The tour guide was engaging and answered my school aged children's questions and even asked them questions to test their knowledge of US history. The displays were simple but interesting. Before we left the... More

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Modiin, Israel
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

The New Castle Court House is definitely worth checking out if you have the time. Admission was free so we figured, "Sure, why not" without any high expectations, but were very pleasantly surprised. The tour starts off in the actual court room but then takes you upstairs to see the assembly room and an office. We really enjoyed walking on... More

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