New Castle Court House Museum

New Castle Court House Museum

Built in 1732, this building served as Delaware's first court and state capitol. Here in 1776, New Castle, Kent, and Sussex counties declared their independence from Pennsylvania and England creating the Delaware State.


211 Delaware Street
New Castle, DE 19720.

Contact Information

Phone: (302) 323-4453
Email: Cindy Snyder, Site Supervisor

Hours of Operation

  • Tuesday-Saturday / 10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
  • Sunday / 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m
Closed Mondays & state holidays. Hours subject to change.


The museum is open to the public and admission is free. Donations are appreciated.


Street parking is available in downtown New Castle within walking distance of the musem.

Disabled Access

The first floor of the court house is accessible to people with disabilities.

Museum Tours

Tours of the museum are available throughout the day. However, tours for large groups require prior reservations. Please contact the museum at (302) 323-4453 to schedule a group tour. For more information on group tours, go to our Group Tours page.