We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: East Third Street, New Castle, DE
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: This house dates back to 1700 and is thought to be the oldest structure in...
This house dates back to 1700 and is thought to be the oldest structure in town.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 14 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 10
    Excellent
  • 2
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Always Interesting!

I have been to the Old Dutch House a few times and it never ceases to interest me since each volunteer adds something else to the presentation and story.....so hard to imagine... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
BugabooRiley
Add Photo

14 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this attraction
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I have been to the Old Dutch House a few times and it never ceases to interest me since each volunteer adds something else to the presentation and story.....so hard to imagine living during that time, we are so spoiled and we don't even realize it!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
89 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

This can also be combined with the Amstel House (recommended). This is very Dutch worker's house nicely restored with a small garden also for visiting. Seen by tour of about one hour with a very knowledgable guide. The upstairs is not open (difficult stairs to climb). Appropriate furniture give it a good feel for the times and how crowded it... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Baltimore, Maryland
Level Contributor
91 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Its amazing that at one point 9 people could have lived in a place this small. There's a nice tidy yard and a garden in the colonial style that's maintained by a local group. A worthwhile half hour of your time!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Columbia, MD
Level Contributor
67 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

This little home is the second oldest in Delaware, built in the late 1600's. It is an interesting look at colonial life, but on the day we visited the air conditioning wasn't working well and it was a bit stuffy, causing 2 visitors to need to leave early.

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Castle, Delaware, United States
Level Contributor
17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Historical building around one of the oldest churches in the state and on the East Coast. Nice walk and history buffs would love the inside.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
151 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

A charming house luckily still standing thru the generosity of a DuPont. Gives insight into the surroundings and life of working families in a port town. The architecture is unique Worth a visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reading, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
205 reviews
116 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

Buy the combo ticket at the Amstel House and tour that first. Be aware that there are only set times for these tours. You are not permitted to take photos indoors. There is no restroom nor gift shop at the Old Dutch House. There is a gift shop inside the Amstel House where you can buy a postcard of the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
New Castle, Delaware
Level Contributor
60 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Currently, no longer the old Dutch House! This was possibly an early English house based on the Dutch style. Some outstanding historical work has been done during the past three years. Great preservation and good furniture choices. Watch your head, these folks were small of stature!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

One of Delaware's oldest buildings, and unusual because it is a surviving middle class home, not a prominent individual's home. You'll get a real taste of what life was like around 1700.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
New Castle, Delaware
Level Contributor
65 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

3 rooms in a 300 year old house. Original period furniture and better than average tour guides. Interesting to see how people lived in such a small place, wish the upstairs loft was open.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Old Dutch House also viewed

 

Been to Old Dutch House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Old Dutch House

Address: Address: East Third Street, New Castle, DE
Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  New Castle

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Old Dutch House staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?