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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.
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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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

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!

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Sturbridge, Massachusetts
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81 reviews 81 reviews
31 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 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 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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88 reviews 88 reviews
16 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 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!

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Columbia, MD
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67 reviews 67 reviews
23 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 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.

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New Castle, Delaware, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 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.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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142 reviews 142 reviews
45 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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.

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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116 attraction reviews
189 helpful votes 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 

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New Castle, Delaware
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60 reviews 60 reviews
28 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 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!

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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.

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New Castle, Delaware
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65 reviews 65 reviews
31 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 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.

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