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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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Such amazing history and a great tour guide!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

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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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 83 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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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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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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Additional Information about New Castle Court House

Address: 211 Delaware St., New Castle, DE
Phone Number: 302-323-4452
Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  New Castle
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

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