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Zwaanendael Museum

102 Kings Highway, Lewes, DE
302-645-1148
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Ranked #8 of 14 Attractions in Lewes
Type: History Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: This museum duplicates the architecture of a medieval Dutch town.
Attraction details
Type: History Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Hours:
Sun 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Owner description: This museum duplicates the architecture of a medieval Dutch town.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

You get a little bit of shipwreck relics, Lewes history and local hero history. The building itself is beautiful.

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Arlington, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I'd passed by many times over many years, but finally went inside and had a fascinating hour. This is a small museum, but the staff are knowledgeable...I've been here three times...the exhibits are interesting, and it makes me appreciate the area all the more. It's a little gem, but worth the time. Plus the park surrounding this charming building is... More 

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Oak Ridge, New Jersey
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614 reviews 614 reviews
306 attraction reviews
475 helpful votes 475 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I was pleasantly surprised to get a chance to visit here, since my grasp of Lewes' geography was very flawed. I actually thought it might be too far to walk (LOL)! The exterior architecture is interesting, attractive and arguably part of the museum's mission. They cover only a few facets of area, but they do it very well. Not every... More 

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Lewes, Delaware
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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67 reviews 67 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
38 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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Easton, Maryland
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 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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168 reviews 168 reviews
85 attraction reviews
291 helpful votes 291 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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