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Lewes Historical Society, Lewes

#7 of 32 in Historic Sites in Delaware
Historic Site · Hidden Gem · History Museum
From Captain Kidd and the eternal rhythms of the tides to the salty courage of the Delaware pilots and the nationally-recognized architecture of our historic district - Lewes' past is colorful, unique and proud. The ancient beam of old Cape Henlopen Light still haunts the local seas and local imaginations in "Delaware's Saltiest Town."

The Lewes Historical Society began in 1961 as local residents identified a need to preserve Lewes' architectural heritage and for an organization to act as a steward for Lewes' past - a history that stretches back to humble Dutch origins in 1631. The Society has been recognized as one of Delaware's greatest assets and has been honored for our efforts by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and by the American Association for State & Local History. The Society celebrates the heritage of Lewes -- "The First Town in The First State!"
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  • Lots of history in Lewes Delaware, and this is one of the best exhibits to see! First, this is located in the Cannonball House located on Front Street. There's a $5 donation per person for self...  more »
  • Lewes DE Historical Society has done an exceptional job bringing their maritime history back to life. Architecture from the colonial and Victorian periods dot the landscape. Our guide, Bob, did a...  more »
  • Do not use this ramp! There is a steep drop-off and several boats went completely off the ramp... bottoming out the back half of the trailer. 1 trailer with a pontoon came completely detached from the truck. The Water depth in the area at lower Tides was extremely low! I thought the location seemed perfect but the experience was less than one star.
  • I was at an art show here as a vendor! Lovely place.. Lovely volunteers... Lovely venue.. Great show!
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