Built in 1732, the New Castle Courthouse 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.
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 museum.
The first floor of the court house is accessible to people with disabilities.
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 and exhibits, go to our Group Tours and Exhibits & Displays pages.