New Castle Court House Museum, New Castle

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The New Castle Court House Museum is the center of a circle with a 12-mile radius that defines most of the border between the states of Delaware and Pennsylvania and parts of the borders between Delaware and New Jersey and Maryland.It is one of the oldest courthouses in the United States and has played a role in a number of historic events. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1972. The building is also a contributing property to a second National Historic Landmark, the New Castle Historic District. It is part of First State National Historical Park.
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  • Start your tour of old New Castle here in the old courthouse. You’ll get a better understanding of the history of Delaware, from its initial colonization to statehood. You will leave with a better und...  more »
  • We knew nothing of the history of this area. Our guide was excellent and we walked away with a new understanding.  more »
  • This is a historic site were the Declaration of Independence was read to the citizens of Delaware. The court house was built in the early 1700's and serviced as the state capitol until the 1930's. So ...  more »
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  • My wife and I visited recently and got a tour from a very friendly and knowledgeable host.
  • Great place to learn a little bit of history.
  • Really cool historic building and interior. Lots of history. Pleasant helpful staff
  • I love this area and enjoy all the history it has to offer. A great place to walk and enjoy the beautiful scenery.
  • I had a great time, and the admission was free! The building was amazing, and the guide, Mr. David P. Price, did a fantastic job explaining the history.

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