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Yup, there's a cannonball in that house!

Interesting historical stop in this town. You don't see a cannonball sticking out of a house every... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sharon T
Clifton, New Jersey
Revolutionary War Interest

The Cannonball House is circa 1741 and is home to the Springfield Historical Society. It is listed... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2018
Montville, New Jersey
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118 Front St, Lewes, DE 19958-1135
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although we didn’t participate in any formal tours of the building( not sure if any are offered), my family and I walked passed the house and since I was doing some research on Lewes the night prior, I had some background knowledge of the house....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting historical stop in this town. You don't see a cannonball sticking out of a house every day. Worth taking a walk to see it.

Thank Sharon T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

WE took the walking tour through town. This place is on the list of must see destinations in Lewes. If you look for the cannonball shot in the 1800's you will find it. We understand it has now been permanently affixed to the house where...More

1  Thank wetravelalot007
Reviewed 9 September 2018

The Cannonball House is circa 1741 and is home to the Springfield Historical Society. It is listed on both the State of New Jersey and the National Historic Registry. Periodically the Cannonball House has open house dates. Typically those dates are in February and coincide...More

1  Thank duck8to
Reviewed 18 August 2018

The prize in this collection is the letter written during the 1812 war by a British Sea Captain requiring Lewes to supply food and provisions to his ship. It is such a polite letter and so perfectly English, one almost misses the fact he threatens...More

2  Thank GregSimpkins
Reviewed 28 July 2018

Had so much fun looking through new exhibits in the museum! It's a must if you're in Lewes! Beautiful garden next to it with a nice shaded area :) A super friendly and knowledgeable volunteer guide - just made our day! my 3 year old...More

Thank AliceF1335
Reviewed 25 July 2018

Neat place to visit when you are strolling around Lewes. A part of history in the First State with an interesting take on the area and its history.

Thank Geoffrey K
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

My husband and I visited this cool little museum recently. It has several rooms. One focused on the pilots that take ships out of Lewes, one focused on the menhaden fish industry, one had a very cool 1600 pirates chest, and the upstairs had a...More

1  Thank mekopp
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Cannonball House built c1760. Struck by a British cannonball during the War of 1812. The Cannonball House is now home to The Lewes Historical Society’s Maritime Museum.Open daily 10-4.

1  Thank IllinoisKate1
Reviewed 13 December 2017

Everyone is fascinated by the cannon ball house. Great part of American history Then head across the street to giligans for a Moscow mule

1  Thank John P
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25 October 2015|
Response from Prawet J | Reviewed this property |
The Cannonball House is free. It is part of the Lewes historic society. It is located down town area a few blocks from the historic site.