Division’s museums now open for tours by appointment. More Info
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 disabilities.
Phase II Reopening FAQ
Hours of Operation – Phase II Reopening
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday – Tours at 10 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 1:15 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Sunday – Tours at 1 p.m., 2:15 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Advance reservations required for all days and times by calling 302-323-4453
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 and Displays pages.
211 Delaware St.
New Castle, DE 19720
Phone: (302) 323-4453