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New Castle Court House Museum

Historical and Cultural Affairs | News | Date Posted: Thursday, June 16, 2022



(DOVER, Del. — June 16, 2022) — The Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs’ New Castle Court House Museum, located at 211 Delaware St. in New Castle, Delaware, reopened for public visitation on June 15, 2022 after being closed since Dec. 31, 2021 for the installation of a fire sprinkler system throughout the historic building.

New Castle Court House Museum
New Castle Court House Museum

The New Castle Court House Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Wednesdays through Saturdays with tours at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.; and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Sundays 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. Admission is free and open to the public. For additional information mailto:NCCHmuseum@delaware.gov or call 302-323-4453.

Built in 1732, the New Castle Court House is one of the oldest active courthouses in the United States and was Delaware’s first state capitol. Here in 1776, New Castle, Kent and Sussex Counties declared their independence from Pennsylvania and England creating the Delaware State. During its nearly 300 years of history, this National Historic Landmark has played many pivotal roles in the political, social and commercial life of both New Castle and Delaware. The museum is a partner site in the First State National Historical Park.

The New Castle Court House Museum is administered by the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs, an agency of the State of Delaware. The division enhances Delaware’s quality of life by preserving the state’s unique historical heritage, fostering community stability and economic vitality and providing educational programs and assistance to the general public on Delaware history. The division’s diverse array of services includes operation of five museums which are accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, administration of the State Historic Preservation Office, conservation of the state’s archaeological and historic-objects collections, operation of a conference center and management of historic properties across the state. Primary funding for division programs and services is provided by annual appropriations from the Delaware General Assembly and grants from the National Park Service, Department of the Interior, a federal agency. However, the contents and opinions expressed in the division’s programs and services do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the Department of the Interior.

 

Contact:
Jim Yurasek
Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs
Phone: 302-577-5170
E-mail: Jim.Yurasek@delaware.gov
Web: http://history.delaware.gov

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New Castle Court House Museum

Historical and Cultural Affairs | News | Date Posted: Thursday, June 16, 2022



(DOVER, Del. — June 16, 2022) — The Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs’ New Castle Court House Museum, located at 211 Delaware St. in New Castle, Delaware, reopened for public visitation on June 15, 2022 after being closed since Dec. 31, 2021 for the installation of a fire sprinkler system throughout the historic building.

New Castle Court House Museum
New Castle Court House Museum

The New Castle Court House Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Wednesdays through Saturdays with tours at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.; and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Sundays 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. Admission is free and open to the public. For additional information mailto:NCCHmuseum@delaware.gov or call 302-323-4453.

Built in 1732, the New Castle Court House is one of the oldest active courthouses in the United States and was Delaware’s first state capitol. Here in 1776, New Castle, Kent and Sussex Counties declared their independence from Pennsylvania and England creating the Delaware State. During its nearly 300 years of history, this National Historic Landmark has played many pivotal roles in the political, social and commercial life of both New Castle and Delaware. The museum is a partner site in the First State National Historical Park.

The New Castle Court House Museum is administered by the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs, an agency of the State of Delaware. The division enhances Delaware’s quality of life by preserving the state’s unique historical heritage, fostering community stability and economic vitality and providing educational programs and assistance to the general public on Delaware history. The division’s diverse array of services includes operation of five museums which are accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, administration of the State Historic Preservation Office, conservation of the state’s archaeological and historic-objects collections, operation of a conference center and management of historic properties across the state. Primary funding for division programs and services is provided by annual appropriations from the Delaware General Assembly and grants from the National Park Service, Department of the Interior, a federal agency. However, the contents and opinions expressed in the division’s programs and services do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the Department of the Interior.

 

Contact:
Jim Yurasek
Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs
Phone: 302-577-5170
E-mail: Jim.Yurasek@delaware.gov
Web: http://history.delaware.gov

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