New Castle, NH Historical Society
The New Castle Historical Museum is closed to comply with the state’s requirement to eliminate non-essential meetings. We will continue to monitor the Coronavirus updates and comply with NH State mandates. The NCHS board continues to meet via zoom.
Update on our 2021 progams
To safeguard our members and others who support us, programs at the museum will be postponed for the near future. Please know that the safety of our members, volunteers and friends is of the upmost importance.
We are planning outdoor events, such as a new treasure hunt, walking tours of the island and house tours in the historic district. Check back for updates on these activities, new programs and the reopening of the museum.
Come Visit Us Today!
Closed until further notice
June 1 through September 6
Wednesdays & Saturdays 1:00 - 3:00
September 10 through May 31
Wednesdays 1:00 - 3:00
Welcome to the New Castle Historical Society’s website. Here you will learn about the history of New Hampshire's oldest island village, New Castle--also known as Great Island. Our online catalog allows you to access our rich history through historical documents and photos. Check out our vibrant schedule of lectures and exhibits. Research the forts and lighthouses that compose our harbor defense system. Come to the museum and enjoy hands-on experiences in volunteer opportunities with artifacts and documents dating back to the 1600s. We are also the first stop on the newly created New Castle walking tour. Maps are available at the museum.
Walking & Driving Tour
New Castle is one of the oldest towns in New Hampshire and we encourage you to explore it's rich history by taking our Walking & Driving Tour.
The Walking/Driving Tour of New Castle brochure is full of fascinating information about 12 different historical sites.
This brochure will easily guide you to all the sites, by foot or by car.
Download the tour from the website, or find a copy of the tour on the porch of the Historical Society.
What's happening now at the Museum