Fridays & Saturdays in October

Tours | 7:00pm | 7:30 pm | 8:30 pm 

  • Friday, October 8, 2021
  • Saturday, October 9, 2021
  • Friday, October 15, 2021
  • Saturday, October 16, 2021
  • Friday, October 22, 2021
  • Saturday, October 23, 2021
  • Friday, October 29, 2021
  • Saturday, October 30, 2021

New Castle Visitors Center at the Arsenal

30 Market Street, New Castle, DE 19720


New Castle Historical Society 

Cancellation/Refund Policy: Tickets cancelled more than 7 days prior to the day of the tour will receive a full refund. Any cancellations made 7 days or less before the day of your tour will only be refunded if your ticket(s) can be resold before the day of the tour. SPECIAL COVID-19 REFUNDS: If you need to cancel due to experiencing COVID-19 diagnosis, symptoms or exposure, you will receive a full refund regardless of date of cancellation.

Requests to change your tour date or time: If, after you purchase your tickets, you would like to change the date or time of your tour to another one that is offered, you must contact the NCHS Office at or by calling 302-322-2794. Requests for date/time changes will only be made on a space available basis. Due to the limited number of people who can participate in each time slot, and how quickly our tours sell out, we cannot guarantee that you will be able to exchange your purchased tickets for a tour on another date/time. We will do our best to accommodate you if your plans change. However, if we cannot move you to another date/time that works for you, please note the Cancellation/Refund Policy that is listed above.

Group Tours: If you are part of a smaller group, we strongly suggest having one person purchasing all of the tickets at one time to ensure that you can all be on the tour together. If this is not possible, please inform the NCHS office at or by calling 302-322-2794 of the names of the people in your group so that we can try to make sure you are not split up.

For corporate/community groups: Please contact the NCHS office to find out what dates and times are available!

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2021 Hauntings in History Walking Tours

Are you brave enough to explore the darker side of New Castle history?

Join the New Castle Historical Society to explore New Castle's supernatural side with a tour that guides you through darkened streets to hear macabre tales of hauntings, funeral customs, crime & punishment that span the 360-year history of this Delaware River town. You'll also be invited inside the Amstel House - New Castle's most haunted mansion!

Tours are about 75 minutes in length and will depart from The Arsenal. 

This is an adult-oriented tour. For those interested in bringing children, we suggest that this tour has at least a PG-13 rating.

This is a prepaid event only and ALL TICKETS must be purchased in advance. Space and dates are limited, and these tours will sell out!  All tour participants, including children, require a ticket. Walk-ins are not permitted.

Please note that tours will not be cancelled due to rain. 


General Admission | $18.00

New Castle Historical Society Members | $15.00

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Tour Information & Changes For This Year

  • Arrive at The Arsenal AT LEAST 15 minutes before your tor starts. Check in at the OUTDOOR registration table for your group. Your tour group assignment (A or B) is on your ticket. 
  • State of Delaware COVID-19 requirements are in effect during these tours. 
  • Please bring a flashlight and dress for the weather as the tours are held rain or (moon)shine. 
  • Pets are not permitted on Hauntings in History Tours. Official service animals are always welcome. 

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(Note: there is no difference in tour content for Group A vs. Group B)