New Castle Travel Guide

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New Castle Things to Do

  • New Castle Farmers' Market

    This is a huge metal one story building with wall-to-wall, ceiling-to-floor stuff.It is one booth after another of odds-and-ends that you might want to buy.There are farm goods (in season: corn, strawberries, peaches, apples, beans, etc.etc.).You can get straw hats, or pottery for the yard or furniture or jewelry (mostly trinkets) or...

  • Old Court House

    I highly recommend the guided tour of the old court house. The guides are (I believe) volunteers who are very knowledgeable about the town and Delaware history. You will even find out why the state of Delaware has the only rounded border of any state! Be aware that there are some steep stairs to climb. I don't think the upper floor is easily...

  • The Amstel House

    Among New Castle’s few surviving early colonial buildings is the elegant brick, early Georgian mansion, the Amstel House. Built in the 1730s by the town’s wealthiest landowner, Dr. John Finney, the house is graced with original woodwork, fine architectural details and open hearth. Its early fanlight and central hallway were among the first uses of...

  • Old Library Museum

    The hexagonal brick structure was built in 1892 to house the collections of the New Castle Library Company. Study this captivating example of a rare, original work of architect Frank Furness of Philadelphia. Encounter the extensive, breathtaking original interior woodwork and soaring skylight.Admission is free Hours: Saturday-Sunday, 1-4, March...

  • The Dutch House

    Facing the Green, the diminutive Dutch House traces its origins to the late 17th century when New Castle was the bustling port for Dutch, English, Swedish, and Finnish settlers and traders. Learn about the early period of settlement in Delaware, when this house was a beamed-ceiling, frame house, a rare early colonial urban survival. Step back in...

  • Free Tour!

    Open: 10:00 - 3:30pm Tue. - Sat., 1:30 - 4:30pm Sunday, Closed Mondays and State Holidays. Free Admission. Reservations needed for groups of ten or more. Built in 1732, the Court House served as the meeting place for Delaware's colonial assembly from 1732 to 1777 when New Castle was Delaware's capital. Tour topics include Delaware boundaries,...


New Castle Hotels

  • Clarion Hotel - The Belle

    1612 North DuPont Highway, New Castle, Delaware, 19720, United States

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

  • Super 8 New Castle

    215 S Dupont Highway, I-95 Exit 5A to Rt 141, New Castle, Delaware, 19720, United States

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Solo

  • Quality Inn Skyways

    147 N. Dupont Hwy., New Castle, Delaware, 19720, United States

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Business

New Castle Restaurants

  • Don't miss this place!

    This is a beautiful place with wonderful food. It's a long room with old beams on the ceiling and wood floors. There's a long bar with 10 padded stools and stained glass around the back of the bar. There are a couple booths in the back of the restaurant, but mostly there are tables (about 14). A staircase goes up from the front of the restaurant,...

  • Chinese Food ... Yellow Rice ?

    At work, a few co-workers wanted to get take out. Chinese sounded like, something we all wanted. So, Seasons Kitchen it was ! Now, again, I know I am comparing a lot of this stuff to South Jersey, but, what can I say, we have good food there! Now, this Chinese food was good, I'm not going to lie, BUT ... there is always a but ! ... the rice was...

  • Huge Sandwich !

    So this was the first place I ate at. I decided I wanted a sandwich. There are great deli's in NJ so, of course I have to compare. From outside, it looked like a hometown deli, that if I were a tourist, I would not have stopped for. It is in a row or other stores as well. So, I found this little place on my GPS. I walked in and someone was sweeping...

  • i stop for i hop

    I don't know how they do it but they can take a line of people a half a block long (exagerating) and get them all seated in under a half hour.It always seems that this place is busy when we go there. Most other places, I would just turn around and find someplace else to eat if the line is long. But here, you know you are going to be seated as...

  • we never went back....

    It was late. We had been driving all day. We were starved and needed some food fast.Luckily we found a Pizza Hut that served a pizza within 15 minutes because that is more time than we could stand in this restaurant.Friday night, pizza parlor on main highway and no customers (except us). That should have been a clue to us that this place wasn't...

  • when you are in a hurry

    When we are on vacation, our normal meal schedule goes out the window.Often we are so busy seeing sites that we forget to eat when we should or don't have time for a sit down meal.That's when pizza take-out comes in handy. You can call ahead, get it in under 30 minutes and then eat as you drive or take it to the motel room and munch while you mull...


New Castle Nightlife

  • the arsonal: Nighttime fun

    by sweetpea89 Written Jan 18, 2009

    The Arsonal is a great spot to visit during the day, but if your ever in town during a Wednesday Night and want to have a few drinks and try out your singing skills, then The Arsonal is where you want to go. Things usually kick off at around 9:30 -10:00. The dj is an amazing singer and has just about everything you can imagine from Country, Rock, R&B, literally EVERYTHING!! It's a great place to just go, hang out and have some fun.

    Dress Code: There is no dress code.

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    • Music

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New Castle Transportation

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  • Park your car and walk around

    You should park and walk. You will step back in time! Walk around a town George Washington, William Penn, and George Read once walked around too.This town has been around since 1651!

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New Castle Shopping

  • Native American Jewelry and Arts

    They have an extensive variety of Native American jewelry here, representing over 100 artists. It varies depends on what you get

  • Cute little antique shops.

    There are a couple of shops to choose from. Look for bargains only! Fake antiques abound in these small shops in Delaware. Good luck with that...

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

New Castle Local Customs

  • U-turn

    We have very few of these in our part of New York. Legal U-Turns, that is.In Delaware in general, on most of the interstate highways, the center divider keeps you from turning left into the entrance way for many businesses. So you have to drive by the business that is on your left-hand side and go to the next signal light where there is usually a...

  • Take a walk through the old town...

    and then down by the river. If you are lucky enough, pack a lunch and picnic here, or ride bikes! It is a nice town. Check out the little shops along your way.

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New Castle Warnings and Dangers

  • drug rings....

    These local issues seldom affect tourists directly (unless you happen to be at the wrong place at the wrong time) but it is always good to know the facts and be safe.The New Castle newspapers have been riddled with stories about drug related activites over the last 6-9 months (2006-2007). The local police along with national agencies recently ran a...

  • safe but.....

    The crime statistics show that New Castle rates about average for crime risk.In a six-year study, the yearly average showed no murders, 2 rapes, 5 robberies, 25 assaults, 30 burglaries and 190 thefts. There was nothing alarming in those numbers.BUT....there are 125 sex offenders registered in the area. That puts it at one sex offender for every 50...

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New Castle Off The Beaten Path

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    1689 Church, Erected 1703

    by tpangelinan Written Apr 6, 2003

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    Tomb stones from over two hundred years ago here. Some are hard to read. If you are lucky enough to go inside the church, you will know what it is to sit and pray where others were in George Washington's time.

    Imanuel Church
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    • Museum Visits
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New Castle Sports & Outdoors

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    Ride bikes for miles!

    by tpangelinan Written Apr 27, 2003

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    You can bring a bike and ride for miles around Old New Caslte and Battery Park along the Delaware River.

    Equipment: Bring your lunch, (perfect picnic grounds). Bring fluids also, strict codes have prohibited much business from sprouting up, and the Restaurants open when the feel like it.
    Parking is free. It is pretty crowded, so go in the morning if you don't like crowds.

    Bike along the paved path
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    • Hiking and Walking

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New Castle Favorites

  • New Castle County

    The city of New Castle is in New Castle County but it is not the county seat. That honor goes to the city of Wilmington.New Castle County has about 500000 people and is by far the most populace county in Delaware (there are only three counties). It is also the most hectic with many interstates and major thoroughfares and lots of traffic all the...

  • The Amstel House

    Erected in 1738 prefumably for Delaware Governor Nicholas Van Dyke, the Amstel Houfe boaftf such Luxurief af Venetian Blindf, wooden Shoef or "Klumpen", Staffordfhire China and Hot Oven baked Lard bafted Turkey with Stuffing.

  • Dutch House

    A moft quaint & pleafing Hovel, formerly fictitioufly houfed the Offices of Dr Honus Mortimer, VS IM Open from 11 til 4 o'Clock, the Price of Admisfion is $4.00.


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