New Castle, the only town in NH composed entirely of islands, covers approximately 500 acres (.8 square miles) and serves as a scenic residential and recreational community. New Castle was founded in 1623, chartered in 1679, and incorporated in 1693 during the reign of William and Mary. Today, in addition to a residential population of slightly more than 1,000, it is home to the Great Island Common recreational park, Wentworth-by-the-Sea Hotel and Spa, a UNH marine research laboratory, a Coast Guard station, and Fort Constitution and Fort Stark state
Photos courtesy of Jim Cerny.
NEW ORDINANCE: The Select Board passed a new ordinance at their meeting on Monday, Nov. 17, 2018: "There will be NO hunting on any town owned land." Town owned land includes all town parks, cemeteries, Jumping rock islands, and open town land on Pit Lane.
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS FAIR: 301 Wentworth Road, Recreation Building, Saturday, December 2 from 8am to 1:30pm.
THE TOWN IS NOT accepting any pavilion reservations for the 2019 season until May 1,2019. Wedding reservations only will be accepted on January 1st. School reservatins are accepted all year.
State of New Hampshire Voter Information Look-up site:
The State of New Hampshire has a website available to the public that allows all registered voters to search for their voter information.The last day for all voters to change their party affiliate, prior to the September 11 state primary, is June 5, 2018. All registered voters are able to retrieve their party affiliation by entering their Town, First and Last Name along with their Date of Birth.
In addition, the voter checklist is posted outside the Town Clerk's Office for review.
Need to contact the town office?
- Phone 603-431-6710
- Fax 603-433-6198
- Great Island Common 603-436-1992 (Seasonal phone from mid May to mid September)
- Email Us