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“A Tiny Slice of History”
Review of Old Dutch House

Old Dutch House
Ranked #6 of 21 things to do in New Castle
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: This house dates back to the late 1600s and is documented to be the oldest structure in town, and the second oldest in the state.
Baltimore, Maryland
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175 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“A Tiny Slice of History”
Reviewed 18 September 2013

Its amazing that at one point 9 people could have lived in a place this small. There's a nice tidy yard and a garden in the colonial style that's maintained by a local group. A worthwhile half hour of your time!

Visited September 2013
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Columbia, MD
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69 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Interesting old Dutch home”
Reviewed 4 August 2013

This little home is the second oldest in Delaware, built in the late 1600's. It is an interesting look at colonial life, but on the day we visited the air conditioning wasn't working well and it was a bit stuffy, causing 2 visitors to need to leave early.

Visited August 2013
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New Castle, Delaware, United States
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Historical building”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Historical building around one of the oldest churches in the state and on the East Coast. Nice walk and history buffs would love the inside.

Visited July 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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233 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Interesting look into ordinary life in New Castle”
Reviewed 13 July 2013 via mobile

A charming house luckily still standing thru the generosity of a DuPont. Gives insight into the surroundings and life of working families in a port town. The architecture is unique Worth a visit.

Visited July 2013
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Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania
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“Worth a half hour of your time”
Reviewed 31 May 2013

Buy the combo ticket at the Amstel House and tour that first. Be aware that there are only set times for these tours. You are not permitted to take photos indoors. There is no restroom nor gift shop at the Old Dutch House. There is a gift shop inside the Amstel House where you can buy a postcard of the exterior of the Old Dutch House. Our guide at the Old Dutch House was informative and the tour took a half hour. Cute side and rear garden. Note how the front entryway dips down from the street when you walk in - due to house being built when roads were dirt. Later when the roads had bricks added to them, it made the road higher than the house's entry way.
You will tour 3 rooms and see antique furnishings while learning what life was like living here in the 1600's. Coal heat was big and wooden shoes were used to traverse the streets due to the mud.
After this tour be sure to visit the Old Library just a few doors down. Enjoy!

Visited May 2013
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