The New Castle Court House was built in 1732 and served as Delaware's first court and state capitol. The building is one of the oldest surviving court houses in the United States and it is a registered National Historic Landmark. The declaration of independence was read to the people of Delaware for the very first time on the balcony right off of the assembly room on the second floor. It was amazing to stand on the original flooring in the assembly room and listen the curator telling me about all the history of this building. If you have not already done so, I encourage you all to visit the museum for a touch of history.