New Castle (Delaware)

New Castle is a quiet town in Delaware, one of the United States of America.

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The Menagerie of Artisans at Penn's Place

A Kicky Blend of WiFi and WiBuy... This historic building, circa 1682, has been taking on a new look, and it’s also beginning a new career as a cozy corner for coffee, conversation, and checking out consummate artisans. Reputed to be the house where William Penn spent his first night in the new world after he landed in New Castle, the house was known as the William Penn Guest House for many years. Newly robed in shades of Jamestown Red and Colonial Gold, the shutters and doors are now welcoming a new population of highly skilled artisans, those looking for great deals, and weary travelers looking for a good cup of Joe, a tasty nibbly, and a comfy place to log on.


New Castle Historical Society

'''Dutch House''' and '''Amstel House''' archival collections span over 300 years of local and national history. Decorative arts, furniture, ceramics, textiles, watercolors, photographs, silver collection, books, manuscripts, documents, and newspapers of early colonial life are preserved in these houses. The archival collection contains over 1,000 photographs of the town and waterfront in the 19th and 20th centuries.

SEE   —  +1 302 322-2794 —  Map


Amstel House

An early Georgian residence reflecting refinement and style of the early 1700s. The unique five bay, gable-end facade was built by Dr. John Finney in the 1730s. The Amstel House Garden has a Renaissance-era pilaster, originally from London Bridge, topped with a 1789 English sundial. The public and private Gardens and Battery Park are havens from a slower relaxing life of our ancestors.


Old New Castle Court House

One of the oldest surviving courthouses in the United States, built 1732 over the remains of Delaware's first court house of 1689 for use and statehouse and meeting place of Delaware's colonial and first State Assembly from 1732 to 1777 when New Castle was Delaware's capital. Part of various historical events involving slavery, abolition, and the Underground Railroad.

SEE   —  210 Delaware St.


Dutch House

A charming middle class home of the early colonial period. Oldest house in New Castle (1690-1700) with colonial Dutch furnishings including a massive kas (a cupboard) and Queen Anne yoke back, duck foot side chairs in old paint stamped "Coutant" and the Delft ceramics that reflect the town's early Dutch period.


Old Library Museum

Sunlight radiates from the soaring skylight of this 1892 hexagonal brick structure and draws the eye to the extensive, breathtaking original interior woodwork. The Stitchery Exhibit, the Artifacts of Childhood Exhibit, and the Passing on the Story: African-Americans in New Castle Exhibit reflect colonial life.



Traders Cove Coffee Shoppe @ Penn's Place

Enjoy delicious coffee, lattes,beer, wine, desserts, pastries, salads, sandwiches, and soups. House specialty is salmon nachos, all served with a side of free Wi-Fi. Featuring all-local food vendors and organic produce; even their coffee beans are roasted a few minutes away.


George Read II House

Federal style house built 1801 and owned by George Read II, the son of a signer of the ''Declaration of Independence'' and the ''U.S. Constitution''. The house has 14,000 square feet, 22 rooms, and a one and a half acre garden designed in 1847.

SEE   —  Map


The Terry House Bed & Breakfast

Spacious rooms with private baths, queen size beds and modern amenities. The rooms offer a view of Battery Park or Market Square and the Court House and the Delaware River during the winter months. Wireless internet access.


Cactus Wren Gallery

Offering fine Native American jewelry and art. Of the over 100 artists represented, many are well known award-winners. All pieces are authentic and many are one-of-a-kind.


Jack's Bistro

Excellent new American Bistro featuring classic French and Italian Bistro fare. Beautiful outdoor patio and great bar. Wonderful spot with great food!


Jack's Bistro

Excellent new American bistro with classic French and Italian bistro fare. Beautiful outside patio and a great bar. Great spot with excellent food!

DRINK   —  +1 302 544-5174 —  222 Delaware St

New Castle Presbyterian Church

Built in 1707 on The Green by a Dutch congregation and restored in the 1950s.

SEE   —  East 2nd Street

Kentucky Derby Inn

If you'd like to stay right in the historic district.

SLEEP   —  Map


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