Exhibits & Displays


Emeline’ Journey on the Underground Railroad

The exhibit chronicles the compelling story of Emeline Hawkins and her family and their 1845 daring escape from slavery on the Delaware Underground Railroad.

Emeline Exhibit Preview
Emeline Exhibit Preview
Emeline Exhibit Preview

Sculptures by Charles Parks

Display of works by the noted Wilmington artist featuring historical and political figures including a Minute Man, and presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, and George W. Bush.

Section of the exhibit showcasing sculptures by Charles Parks
Section of the exhibit showcasing sculptures by Charles Parks
Section of the exhibit showcasing sculptures by Charles Parks

Three Forts of New Castle (Coming Soon)

The story of the Dutch, Swedish, and English settlers who founded the 17th century town of New Castle.

coming soon

Special Events

May

A Day In Old New Castle

3rd Saturday in May, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Historic New Castle House and Garden, the oldest house and garden tour in the nation currently in its 90th decade. Historic homes and gardens open for tours, historical military encampments and entertainments on the Green, food, music, carriage rides and much more. For more information www.dayinoldnewcastle.com

June

Separation Day

2nd Friday & Saturday in June. Friday 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. & Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Annual celebration of the birthday of the Delaware State and separation from Great Britain and Pennsylvania. Friday night features food, bands and craft beer festival. Saturday’s day into night celebration features a parade, music, food, rides, encampments, community booths, arts and crafts and entertainments on Battery Park. Evening concludes with a concert and spectacular fireworks display. Free admission. For more information http://www.sepdayde.com

October

River Towns Ride and Festival

1st Saturday in October, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Annual bicycle race and craft brew festivals in the historic towns of New Castle and Delaware City. Both towns featuring food, bands, craft beers, family entertainments and craft vendors. Free shuttle between both towns. For more information www.rivertownsfestival.com

William Penn Day

4th Saturday in October, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Celebrating the landing of William Penn in New Castle in 1682 and receiving the Delaware counties as part of Pennsylvania. Reenactments, music, historical theater, tours and evening Baroque music concert. For more information call 302-323-4453.

December

Spirit of Christmas in New Castle

2nd Saturday in December, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Annual holiday celebration in Historic New Castle featuring Dickens’ themed holiday decorated houses, tours, music, food, Santa and a Grand Ball. For more information call 302-323-4453.