New Castle Historical Society

New Castle, DE

Where are we going?

New Castle Historical Society
2 E 4th St
New Castle
DE 19720

302 322 2794

What is there to do?

The New Castle Historical Society offers opportunities for children to experience the life of Dutch colonists and revolutionary patriots in historic New Castle, Delaware. We operate three museums in Delaware’s Colonial Capital – The Amstel House, The Dutch House, and the Old Library Museum.

In the Amstel and Dutch Houses, children will get a sense of everyday life through guided tours and hand-on activities. Outside, they can explore our historic flower and herb gardens. The Old Library Museum offers a variety of exhibits that change seasonally.

The New Castle Historical Society also offers walking tours of the town for groups, including ghost tours in the fall. Children can play on the historic town Green or in Battery Park on the banks of the Delaware River.

How much does it cost?

Adults: $9

Children: $3


Need a little extra help?

Because our museums are located in historic buildings they may not be fully accessible to people with limited mobility. Portable seating is available at each museum.


When can we go?

Wednesday to Saturday 10am to 4pm. Amstel House tours begin at 10am, noon, and 2pm. Sunday 12noon to


Any top tips?

Pack a lunch and have a picnic at Battery Park on the Delaware River. Playground facilities and restrooms are available in the park. Smoking is prohibited in our museums all Delaware restaurants.

I’m Hungry!

Several family friendly restaurants are located nearby in the New Castle National Historic District. - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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