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New Castle Courthouse Museum

Map211 Delaware St.
New Castle, DE 19720
  • History Museums & Sites


Not only the state’s first capitol building, this courthouse also served as the site for several important slavery-related events. Take a guided tour through interactive exhibits, including one that discusses the courthouse’s role in the Underground Railroad, to learn about specific “conductors” and “stationmasters,” trials of famous abolitionists found guilty of the Fugitive Slave Act and the journey of runaway slave Emeline Hawkins and her family.

Additional Information:

County: DE - New Castle County
Offers Field Trips?: no
Parties: no
Free/Discounted Museum Days: Blue Star Museums

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