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Zwaanendael Museum

102 Kings Highway, Lewes, DE
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Ranked #6 of 22 attractions in Lewes
Type: History Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: This museum duplicates the architecture of a medieval Dutch town.
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Lewes, Delaware
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Bridgette and staff continue to make history interesting and not boring! Thank you for being an icon in Lewes!

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Wilmington, Delaware
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66 reviews 66 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The staff were very informative. It's a small museum but full of thought provoking items and history of the area.

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New Providence, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Very small, could take 10 minutes to go through, beautiful building. Pretty park well kept. Volunteers talked way to much

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Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

My wife and I stopped into this small but cute museum after a disappointing trip to try and see the Treasures of the Sea at Delaware Technical College. Though the exhibits were not exactly fabulous to look at, the staff was very friendly and explained all of the items to us with background history and cultural context. It was a... More

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Lewes, Delaware
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

State run. This little gem is very handsome on the outside and inside it does a very good job of telling the history of Lewes and the area in general. The displays are good. Pleasant and well informed. Easy access to both the museum and adjacent park with it's herb garden. A very pleasant way to spend a couple of... More

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Thornwood, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

The museum building is appealing and picturesque from the outside.Inside the exhibits are most interesting, especially the ones describing the role of Delawarians in WW11. Excellent and really involve upstairs guide.

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Rising Sun, Maryland
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154 reviews 154 reviews
79 attraction reviews
273 helpful votes 273 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

A rather small museum, but well worth the stop if you have time. Contains displays and information relating to the beginnings of Lewes and an enclosed ship. not for the easily bored, but interesting and worthwhile stop for historians.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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145 reviews 145 reviews
81 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

Interesting building. Very small displays. Worth visiting if taking a break from driving but that's about it.

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Rockland County NY
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

I had hoped to learn more about Lewes, especially the Dutch contributions to the town. The museum focused on the De Braak wreck and the video featured was on the Royal Navy's development. The initial map with visitors from the Netherlands was impressive.

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Kensington, MD
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90 reviews 90 reviews
40 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Nice museum to learn about the historical beginning of Lewes. Lots of nice volunteers there to ask questions if you like.

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