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Address: East Third Street, New Castle, DE 19720
Phone Number: 13023222794
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Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

This house dates back to the late 1600s and is documented to be the oldest...

This house dates back to the late 1600s and is documented to be the oldest structure in town, and the second oldest in the state.

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Love the history here!

If you are a history buff you will love New Castle and this place is a must stop on the list! Lots to learn here and its a good look into the past.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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 3 weeks ago

If you are a history buff you will love New Castle and this place is a must stop on the list! Lots to learn here and its a good look into the past.

Thank zjewelsco
Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is a small house and wonderfully preserved. You stop at the Armory not far from the old court house to buy tour tickets for this house and the Amstel House. The tour guides are very good. This area is a wonderful example of our early history. Most houses in the area are Georgian so this one is a little... More 

1 Thank Natalie B
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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!

Thank BugabooRiley
Sturbridge, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 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 

Thank DrPaulS
Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 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!

Thank DayTripDude
Columbia, MD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 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.

Thank Steph9732
New Castle, Delaware, United States
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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.

Thank mb764
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 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.

Thank Lynne S
Reading, Pennsylvania
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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 

2 Thank joyceTL4
New Castle, Delaware
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 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!

1 Thank Mark K

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