New Castle Court House Museum
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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.
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 mobility concerns. Please call 302-323-4453 for assistance with accessible entrance.
Frequently Asked Questions
Hours of Operation
Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with tours at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Sundays from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. with tours at 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Tours meet at the front entrance to the museum.
The Court House will only be open in the afternoon on October 5th for a private event.
*We do recommend calling ahead as sometimes private tours and events change the schedule
211 Delaware St.
New Castle, DE 19720
Phone: (302) 323-4453