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Address: 211 Delaware St., New Castle, DE
Phone Number: +1 302-323-4452
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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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DIDN'T GO IN, BUT OUTSIDE IS VERY WELL PRESERVED

Just like this structure. Extremely well preserved with careful attention not to minimize modern distractions and utilities. Just didn't have time to go in

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Jim S
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just like this structure. Extremely well preserved with careful attention not to minimize modern distractions and utilities. Just didn't have time to go in

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

History galore here, learn about the Dutch and the Norwegian influence in this quaint semi English looking village. The houses are so pretty and the cobble lane novel for America. Really delightful place to visit and located right on the water front. Worth a visit.

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Thank D P
New Jersey, USA
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182 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

The free guided tour of the Court House not only provided the history of the building, but also the history of the development of the area. Our guide was very informative along with entertaining.

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Thank TwoT0Travel
West Palm Beach, Florida
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50 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

I love this area and enjoy all the history it has to offer. A great place to walk and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

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Ocean City, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

My husband and I love traveling to historic towns on vacation, and New castle was great! You will definitely want to stop here and any of the towns other historic houses!

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Kent, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016

Having a car and 3 hours before I needed to pick up my wife at a Wilmington Venue, I ventured to New Castle, a wonderful historic village chocked full of history. After I walked around the village green i noticed that the courthouse opened at 10:30. Soon, a very knowledgable gentleman was explaining the courtroom, the process of english trials,... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016

Docent gave me an individual tour which lasted about an hour as a private group tour was occurring at the same time. First he said he couldn't but then, he figured out how to navigate the building so as not to interfere with the other tour. He was extremely knowledgeable about Delaware history and super willing to answer all questions.... More 

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Park City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016

Amazing restoration and passionate docents...very informative and helpful! Worth the visit to see this and the other sites around the green.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

Awesome museum free and great tour by the staff. Tells the history of Delaware and the Court House. Well worth a visit.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2016

Took the tour and learned a lot. Wonderful tour guide taught me more about Delaware than I ever knew before. Interesting and educational. Will do it again with grand kids. The enitre area is full of historical buildings a beautiful spot to spend the day.

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