New Castle Court House

New Castle Court House

New Castle Court House
4.5
Historic Sites • Government Buildings
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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Delaware approved the Declaration of Independence in this building, which was constructed in 1732.
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hduck
Hancock, NY875 contributions
Awesome tour
May 2021 • Couples
We have the NPS book and you can get a stamp here. Come to this court house and be transported in time to how courts were styled back in 1700. Need to call for a tour at this time. A little hard to hear the guide on first floor with the echo but not bad. Second floor much easier to hear and find out what transpired in this building as part of our history of the United States. Great tour. Make your reservation today.
Written May 6, 2021
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Judy S
Pulaski, TN453 contributions
Poorly Handled
Sep 2020
We were excited for this advertised self-guided tour. Unfortunately, that is not what we got. A woman sat us down in the first room and gave us a 30 minute slide presentation. Due to COVID, she was quite a distance away from us and wearing a mask. We could not hear or understand most of what she said, so it was very disappointing. We never even got to step foot anywhere else.
Written October 1, 2020
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pat l
Gainesville, GA942 contributions
Amazing tour!!!
Dec 2019
We took a tour here and just LOVED it. There were several tour guides who talked about different areas of the courthouse. With a career in the law, I loved this place! Leigh was really especially friendly and talked to us a few minutes at the end.

The only fail here is that they start a tour and flip the sign outside to "closed" without any time frame. We really wanted to see the courthouse so we waited outside in the cold. In just a few minutes, the door opened and they allowed us in to start our own tour.
Written January 2, 2020
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Adam G
New York City, NY11 contributions
Incredible tour!
Dec 2019
We loved the history and how our tour guide -- Bob -- brought it all to life. The court house in itself is fascinating and Bob made it all the better. We left wanting to learn more!
Written January 2, 2020
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James T
158 contributions
Historic center with great tour
Dec 2019
Enjoyed taking a tour around the courthouse and some of the neighboring buildings and houses. This whole section of New Castle is filled with cobblestone streets and well preserved old historic buildings that date to the earliest colonial settlers. Really enjoyed learning about the history of Delaware and the key events that took place in New Castle.
Written December 27, 2019
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Arthur G
Endicott, NY499 contributions
Historic Importance
Jun 2019
Important location in the Revolutionary period, it was here that the delegates from Delaware became the first to ratify the US Constitution. There is a free guided tour. Many artifacts.
Written November 29, 2019
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Amy M
Cleveland, OH248 contributions
Interesting guides
Oct 2019
The guide who was in the courthouse was very interested and excited to share about the building. Amazing how old and historical it was!
Written October 21, 2019
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newtr1@comcast.net
New Castle, DE9 contributions
Court House in Old New Castle DE
Dec 2018 • Solo
Take the tour. Very interesting facts about the State of Delaware. Many historical events are held in The Court House each year and sometimes you can participate.
No handicap sign on building and front entrance is not handicap accessible.
This building is owned by The State of Delaware.
The Arsenal Building is adjacent on The Green.
New Castle Historical Society is located in The Arsenal Building.
Written September 4, 2019
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Chris G
Knoxville, TN94 contributions
Great Look into the Revolution Era
Jul 2019 • Couples
We stopped in and took the free guided tour and loved it. Lots of history regarding the customs or the era for the revolution and also a nice history of Delaware. Tour guides were very informative and patient with questions.
Written July 15, 2019
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ARodriguezP
Miami, FL1,583 contributions
A historically significant building
Jun 2019 • Couples
We arrived to see the Old Court House in New Castle's historic town center but when we arrived there was a tour already in progress so with no indication of how long it would be til the next tour we decided to take a walk around this beautiful old town. We returned a short while later to see the same "TOUR IN PROGRESS" sign up and the door locked.
I would respectfully suggest adding a time frame to the door sign so visitors like ourselves can plan accordingly so as to be able to tour the inside. We ended up reading the information board outside and took some pictures of this not only historically significant but also architecturally interesting building. We'll try to return to New Castle to tour the inside in the future.
Written June 11, 2019
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New Castle Court House is open:
  • Sun - Sun 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Tue - Sat 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM


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