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Amstel House Museum and Gardens

2 E 4th St, New Castle, DE 19720-5014
+1 302-322-2794
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First Delaware Mansion

Exceptional tour guides in the mansion. Learned a wealth of information about New Castle, the... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2018
IllinoisKate1
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Chicago, Illinois
Magnifique

I was wondering how great this place was going to be, and it met my expectations... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2017
JohnBCowgill
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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The Amstel House is the first mansion in Delaware and was home to an early Governor. Originally known as "The Corner," this was the most important home in the late 1700s. High society came to this house, including George Washington, who attended a wedding here.
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Hours Today: 12:00 - 15:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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2 E 4th St, New Castle, DE 19720-5014
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Reviewed 17 June 2018

Exceptional tour guides in the mansion. Learned a wealth of information about New Castle, the mansion and the people that resided in the mansion and New Castle. Beautiful preservation of the mansion and furnished with time period items. Stand where George Washington once stood while...More

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Reviewed 5 September 2017

I was wondering how great this place was going to be, and it met my expectations. The guide was great. It is one of many reasons to visit New Castle.

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Reviewed 15 October 2016

Nice look at history of area. Lived in surrounding state for years and have been through New Castle many times and did not know its early history. Well worth the visit.

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Reviewed 13 September 2016

The house was built for Dr. John Finney in the 1730s. Much of the original woodwork and other architectural details are still present. The guide not only provides a history of the house, but also the lives of the prominent families that live there.

2  Thank TwoT0Travel
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

What can i say, I loved this place! History was great,tour guides knew their stuff and they even had refreshments for us, Yummy Christmas cookies! It was cool to stand in the house George Washington once stood!

3  Thank zjewelsco
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Reviewed 14 July 2015

This is a very interesting Georgian house. It is large for it's time. George Washington really did attend a wedding there! The guide was knowledgeable. You get tickets for this tour at the Armory not far from the courthouse.

3  Thank Natalie B
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Reviewed 15 December 2014 via mobile

Visited and toured the Amstel House as part of the extensive Christmas Holiday weekend festivities and open houses in New Castle. Docents in each room were informative and knowledgeable. They kept things moving along. The history was interesting.

3  Thank Johnny J
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Reviewed 17 April 2014

Also should be combined with Old Dutch House. Very well furnished for the time period and very good guided tour of about 45 minutes. You do a see the second floor but not the third floor. No bathroom facilities. Nice small garden out back.

1  Thank DrPaulS
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Reviewed 19 October 2013

Visited the house last evening for the Halloween tour. Lovely place with very knowledgeable staff. Can't wait to go back in the day time.

1  Thank Bethanne74
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Reviewed 18 September 2013

A lovely old place. They have ramps, but you can see that originally each addition ended up with a different floor level. The kitchen fireplace in the back looks like it was used extensively.

1  Thank DayTripDude
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