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Built in 1732, the New Castle Court House 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.

Museum History

More information about the history of the New Castle Court House

Admission

Museum temporary closed until Spring 2022 due to the installation of a fire suppression system.

Parking

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

Accessibility

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, as per Gov. Carney’s Aug. 16, 2021 order, all staff and visitors to state facilities over two years of age must wear masks indoors. This applies to everyone, regardless of vaccination status. This is consistent with CDC guidance for keeping everyone safe.

There are currently no tours at The New Castle Court House. The New Castle Court House is temporary closed to the public until the spring while we install a fire suppression system.

Restrooms are not currently available at the New Castle Court House. Please use the facilities prior to your arrival.

National Parks Passport stamps are available at the New Castle Historical Society while the fire suppression system installed.

Absolutely! Please visit the Delaware Digital History Museum, like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram.

Hours of Operation

The New Castle Court House Museum is temporary closed until Spring 2022 due to the installation of a fire suppression system.

Large-Group Tours

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 and Displays pages.

Address

211 Delaware St.
New Castle, DE 19720

Contact Information

Phone: (302) 323-4453
Email: NCCHmuseum@delaware.gov