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1812 Memorial Park

Address: Front Street & Canal, across from the post office & cannonball house, Lewes, DE
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Ranked #16 of 37 things to do in Lewes
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Lewes, Delaware
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

not even the public parking lot can take away the beauty of the 1812 Park and canal. Check out the cannons, Lewes in Bloom floral displays and Front Street shops. Great way to sit back and relax.

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Bethany Beach, Delaware
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99 reviews 99 reviews
27 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Quiet small park in the center of town with an authentic War of 1812 cannon. Benches for just sitting and relaxing, and watching the boat traffic on the water. Fun stop for a rest when shopping, or touring the historical places in town.

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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

Sit and watch the boats traversing the canal. Read a book or just lay back and relax. Have your picture taken on a cannon. Imagine fighting off the British during the war of 1812 Read the historical plaques and imagine. This is where history happened.

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Rising Sun, Maryland
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171 reviews 171 reviews
85 attraction reviews
304 helpful votes 304 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Just across from the Cannonball house is this little park, and why not make the few short steps over to admire this small park?

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West Norriton
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Beautifully manicured, historically informative and just calming. I enjoyed a couple of dusky walks with my wife through the park and along the canal. The first town in the first state starts here.

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83 reviews 83 reviews
32 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2011

So much thought went into this and for a small town park we were very impressed. Lewes is lovely street after street. We will be back.

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