Fodor's Expert Review New Castle Historical Society

New Castle Historic Home

The organization is the launching point for various guided and self-guided tours of the historic district, including a garden and haunted tours, and visiting the society's three museums that trace New Castle history from 17th-century Dutch settlers to modern-day efforts to preserve the past. Dutch House features Dutch colonial artifacts related to early port activities. The Georgian-style Amstel House, circa 1730, is considered Delaware's first grand mansion and hosted George Washington and signers of the Declaration of Independence. Old Library Museum, built in 1892, is a hexagonal brick structure designed by noted architect Frank Furness of Philadelphia.

Historic Home Notable Building Historic District/Site

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2 E. 4th St.
New Castle, Delaware  19720, United States


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Rate Includes: Apr.–Dec., Wed.–Sat. 10–4, Sun. noon–4

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