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Address: 211 Delaware St, New Castle, DE 19720-4815
Phone Number: 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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History, history, history!

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Ocean City, New Jersey
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Ocean City, New Jersey
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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McKinney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

A delightful historian gave us a tour of the courthouse with teachings of its background and workings during the revltionary period.

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Bear
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

Old New Castle is a wonderful little town full of history and beautiful little buildings with stories of past times as well as great eateries. The court house is a must see and you can walk along cobblestone walk ways to the next historical spot to see! Close to Battery Park and a great little day trip .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

I had to get the title out of the way; this is an official national historic site, run by the National Park Service. I had the hardest time finding the attraction on Tripadvisor, until I realized it was the same building. That's a Tripadvisor problem, though, not an attraction problem. The attraction itself is hands-down the best official national historic... More 

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New Castle, Delaware
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

This location is an ok stop if you are in the area. It has historical significance. There are a few displays there.

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