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Address: 118 Front Street, Lewes, DE
Phone Number: 302-645-7670
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A Cute Little Museum That Is Very Imformative.

You'll really enjoy it. It is right in the historical town of Lewes, Delaware, so you can fit it in with your shopping and dining trip. It doesn't take much time, is free, and is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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Woodsfield, Ohio
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Was here back in May of 2014 (not November, but it does not let me go back any further in time)....this place has a mark on the front of it where it was struck by a British cannonball fired during the War of 1812. Contains a great museum of the local history. Very much enjoyed our visit.

Thank JasoninOhio
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

You'll really enjoy it. It is right in the historical town of Lewes, Delaware, so you can fit it in with your shopping and dining trip. It doesn't take much time, is free, and is very interesting. Great for kids of ANY age; it is brief, yet informative enough for one to learn a lot about Lewes' beginning. There are... More 

Thank abp2021
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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261 reviews
135 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

There is nothing except the historic spot. It is an interesting place to visit, It is part of the self-guided tour of the city of Lewes or just to walk to it and see it.

Thank Prawet J
Rochester, New York
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This was a compact yet thorough overview of the history of the town. It was a great intro, which led us to explore other historical properties during our walks! The docent on duty was especially helpful in sharing information and answering questions.

1 Thank NantucketLea
Big Lake, Minnesota
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We did not know how much history was there when we planned a few days at the the beach in Delaware and New Jersey. We did not see much the on the way through as we neede to grt to the ferry. On the way back we made time to stop and walk the town, Well worth it 12 year... More 

Thank JohnBigLake
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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106 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

What an impressive part of history!!! DownTown Lewes just gives you that walk back in time feel and seeing this wall makes you just wonder. Kids and families welcome!!!

Thank Beachlover92253
Easton, MD
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122 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We visited the Cannonball House on October 17th and were greeted by a very informative docent who explained about the Cannonball House and some of the history of Lewes. We toured the house and found the exhibits about the Lewes menhaden fishing industry and the bay pilots to be very informative. The docent was very willing to answer questions not... More 

Thank jrepok
Lewes, Delaware
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57 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

For such a small,little house the displays do a great job of giving visitors a bit of information about the beginnings of Lewes, it's menhaden fishing industry and the current status of things in town. Don't miss it.

Thank grntmb
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212 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The museum was closed but, you could still see the cannonball and the building was very nicely maintained.

Thank junemagpie
Mississauga, Canada
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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

1 Thank Dave F

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