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Lewes Historical Society

110 Shipcarpenter St, Lewes, DE 19958-1210
+1 302-645-7670
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I live here and still enjoy this lovely town.

Love the costumed guides. They really know the charming Lewes culture and history. Cannot wait to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
EllenFern
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Lewes, Delaware
Past Is present

A friend on the board of the society suggested I spend a day with him. It was time well spent... read more

Reviewed October 25, 2017
Chimesboss
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Ocean View, Delaware
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110 Shipcarpenter St, Lewes, DE 19958-1210
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+1 302-645-7670
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love the costumed guides. They really know the charming Lewes culture and history. Cannot wait to be able to tour again tobecome more immersed in the local vibe.

Thank EllenFern
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Reviewed October 25, 2017 via mobile

A friend on the board of the society suggested I spend a day with him. It was time well spent. Visiting the society’s various historic buildings and their new museum provided insights into how today’s Lewes came to be as well as the people that...More

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Reviewed October 14, 2017

It was a dark an stormy nite an fri.the 13th we boarded the water taxi an headed to the East End light house.This was the 1st spooky lighthouse tour for the historical society and did they do an awesome job.The players knew there parts to...More

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Reviewed September 4, 2017

We were unable to visit many of these sites as they were closed, despite having called earlier that day and being assured they would be open. We did spend some time in the Ryves Holt House which fortunately, was our priority as it is part...More

Thank Sarah C
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Reviewed August 28, 2017

We spend about an hour here looking at all the displays and the best thing about the place is that it was free

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Reviewed August 28, 2017 via mobile

Lewis, Delaware is one of the prettiest and historical east coast city's. The museum is now located it what was the town's library. The museum tries to cover it's history from the American Indians that lived here up to WWII. Some of the displays the...More

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Reviewed November 16, 2016

Visited the Lewes Historical Society and enjoyed the self guided tour of the various historic buildings on site. There was a good variety of different building types gathered from around Delaware, and they provide great insight to the ways people lived and worked in earlier...More

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Reviewed November 13, 2016

Stroll around and learn about the group of historic structures assembled here. Main office includes a small museum. Great for history buffs.

Thank cara871
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Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Just coming back on the Cape May Ferry from the 2nd annual Spooky Lantern Tour. Walking thru the town of Lewes we came across ghostly figures who proceeded to tell us of their untimely deaths. Walking thru the cemetery several more ghosts appeared. A great...More

Thank Paul H
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Reviewed October 18, 2016

The staff are very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about this very historical home, taking time to share it's very interesting history.

Thank Kathy S
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