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Old Library Museum

Closed Now: 13:00 - 16:00
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Lovely, but federal regulations have it tied in knots!

This is a lovely building that has been used for historical exhibits by the New Castle Historical... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2015
Beautiful building...

Unfortunately, we arrived shortly before they were due to close. I will definitely return to see... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2013
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3 Jun 2015
“Lovely, but federal regulations have it tied in knots!”
6 Nov 2013
“Beautiful building...”
The Old Library Museum serves as the exhibit space for the New Castle Historical Society. The building is currently closed, but arrangements for access are being made and a new exhibit is being developed. Please check back, or visit our website, for...more
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40 E 3rd St, New Castle, DE 19720-5006
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Reviewed 3 June 2015

This is a lovely building that has been used for historical exhibits by the New Castle Historical Society. However, since it is not handicap accessible, they have had to discontinue using it--which is a GREAT BIG SHAME!

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Reviewed 6 November 2013

Unfortunately, we arrived shortly before they were due to close. I will definitely return to see more of this building. Just a fantastic Victorian building, from the era when using the library was only for the wealthy, because people had to pay a fee to...More

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Reviewed 12 July 2013

This smaller building is a marvel of innovation which must be personally experienced to appreciate. Given the choice I would visit the Old Library Museum before the Old Courthouse.

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Reviewed 31 May 2013

This is a neat photo opp building due to the natural colors used and the shape. Make sure you go inside as this is a free visit. Nice lady manning the inside desk along with a sheet of paper giving the history of the building....More

Thank joyceTL4
Reviewed 1 April 2013

Great octagonal building in the corner of the New Castle Green. Always has an interesting local history exhibit and the on going collection of books. Great place for students Delaware history!

Thank Mark K
Reviewed 28 May 2012

This small stately library was designed by Frank Furness who is famous for buildings thorughout the east. It still has original books on the top level. The downstairs level serves as a small free museum which has rotating exhibits about the history of the area....More

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