New Castle, NH Historical Society
Update on our 2021 progams
New Castle Historical Society
April: John Walbach Book
May 18: Rodney Rowland, Keeping History Above Water [zoom presentation]
June 5: Saturdays through Labor Day Guided Village Walking Tours; 11:00am
July: Great Island Boat Hunt
August 10: Fishing, Carol White; 7:00pm
September 28: The Marvin Family, Jerry Marvin; 7:00pm
October 12: Lobstering, Brooks Kennedy, Mike Flanagan; 7:00pm
November 9: Annual Meeting: Growing up in New Castle; 7:00pm
Museum is now open for visitors
Come Visit Us Today!
Saturday, from 12:30-3:00. It will also be open on Wednesdays from 1-3.
The Saturday openings are throughout the summer. The Wednesday openings are year round.
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 Our online catalog allows you to access our rich history through historical documents and photos.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 last stop on the newly created New Castle walking tour. Maps are available at the museum.
Here is an interview done by the Granite State Ambassadors with our Board Member, Carol White, talking about the Forts Start and Constitution, Walbach Tower and the Historical Society Village Walking Tours.
Guided New Castle Historic Village Walking Tours
The 1 mile tour, lasting 1.5 hours, will feature the early history of New Castle, settled in 1623, and the historical background of the town. Walking will be at slow pace. Tours are conducted every Saturday starting at 11am. Tours run from June 5 through Labor Day. Cost is $10/person 16 years of age and older [members: $5]. Exact cash only. Limited to 10 people per tour.
Notes: Reservations required. Go to email@example.com to set up your tour. Include # people in group and cell phone in case of cancellation. Must reserve and pay by 10:45 morning of your tour. Walk-ins allowed, space available. Meet at Gazebo beside New Castle Congregational Church, Rte 1B, New Castle. Parking on street or behind church. Will be cancelled if heavy rain. Please notify us if you wish to cancel so others can take your place. Tour will end at New Castle Historic Society museum. Masks and social distancing required inside building. Flight of stairs to enter the museum.