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Cannonball House

118 Front Street, Lewes, DE
302-645-7670
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Ranked #9 of 22 Attractions in Lewes
Type: Specialty Museums
Most recent review
- Aug 25, 2014
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Mississauga, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

A piece of history that makes you realize what life must of been like for early settlers, worth a look.

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Oak Ridge, New Jersey
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597 reviews 597 reviews
301 attraction reviews
441 helpful votes 441 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Their focus on maritime history allows you to focus and learn more in a relatively short time. I found the museum very worthwhile, and the house itself to be a great example of a preserved historic structure.

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South Plainfield, New Jersey
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68 reviews 68 reviews
16 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

You step back in time when you visit the cannonball house. It's not that big but if you enjoy history worth the trip.

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Lewes, Delaware
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

You will step back in time when you enter the Cannonball House. It is a Maritime Museum with something for young and old. Everyone loves to touch the cannonball which was fired on the town of Lewes from a British ship in the war of 1812. The Cannonball House is part of the Lewes Historical Society and is staffed by... More

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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 June 4, 2014

There is a $5 admission fee. It's a small historical site largely focus on the War of 1812. I personally never knew about Lewes DE having any part in this so for me it was very interesting.

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Lewes, Delaware
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50 reviews 50 reviews
22 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

It was beaut to share history, and Our guide certainly had a love for it. The cost per person was high, albeit it was for a good cause. Enjoyed the local history feel of the building; I thank Our host, a great bloke.

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Owings Mills, Maryland
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69 reviews 69 reviews
24 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

A fun stop in the town of Lewis with great historical connections to the town's history. Interesting stop on a tour of the town.

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Rising Sun, Maryland
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154 reviews 154 reviews
79 attraction reviews
275 helpful votes 275 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Are you in lewes and looking to find a bit more history of the area? then this is a place with a story! Of course the initial attraction is the british cannonball lodged into the foundation of the house, but the details of the town and it's history are well presented inside. Worth stopping for? Yes. Especially when walking about... More

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

Before entering the house, we saw the cannonball embedded into the foundation on the exterior of the house. Wow! There was really attacks. It brought the war into fuller relief for me. I enjoyed learning about the lighthouse and seeing the early historical documents significant to Lewes and coming to reckon with its significance within a US historical context.

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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58 reviews 58 reviews
20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

very interesting if you like learning about the history of the town of Lewes, it's a must stop and see as you are strolly through town. Try to lift the anchor while you are there!

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