New Castle Court House Museum

Visitors to the first courthouse and capitol of Delaware will learn how New Castle, Kent, and Sussex declared their independence from Pennsylvania and Great Britain, thus creating the Delaware State. Groups will learn about Delaware’s colonial and state history and early system of law. Guided tours of the museum highlight Delaware’s social and archaeological history, and even events in the history of the Underground Railroad that took place in New Castle. Groups can role-play in historic court cases to learn about government and law, or learn how the Delaware Native Americans lived before European colonization. All activities fulfill curriculum standards.
 
Contact Info
Address: 211 Delaware St., New Castle, DE 19720. New Castle County. Tel: 302-323-4453. Email: cynthia.snyder@state.de.us. Website: www.history.delaware.gov. Hrs: Tues.-Sat. 10AM-4:30PM, Sun. 1:30PM-4:30PM. Same Day Booking: No.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: K-12th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour. Cost: Free.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Citizenship, Social Studies. 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

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