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New Castle Court House

211 Delaware St., New Castle, DE
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Ranked #4 of 18 Attractions in New Castle
Type: Government Buildings, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: Delaware approved the Declaration of Independence in this building, which was constructed in 1732.

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Dover, New Hampshire
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431 reviews 431 reviews
189 attraction reviews
1,104 helpful votes 1,104 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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116 reviews 116 reviews
31 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
31 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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92 reviews 92 reviews
36 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
16 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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149 reviews 149 reviews
84 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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213 reviews 213 reviews
105 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 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
15 reviews 15 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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173 reviews 173 reviews
98 attraction reviews
158 helpful votes 158 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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