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Address: 110 Shipcarpenter Street, Lewes, DE 19958
Phone Number: 302-645-7670
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Very interesting and quirky!

Very informative and rich in history. Some nice little kick-knacks and local interest souvenirs. Significant place for the area. Very friendly staff willing to chat about the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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NYC
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30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Very informative and rich in history. Some nice little kick-knacks and local interest souvenirs. Significant place for the area. Very friendly staff willing to chat about the place. Take a look at the structure and it will reveal some very quirky things about the building!

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Lewes, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This complex features authentic historical homes, churches, schools and beautiful grounds. It is well worth the visit.

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Baltimore, MD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

They advertised that they had a trolley ride through the city. Well, it was just a bus decked out like a trolley. Not what we were expecting. However, the docent providing the tour was excellent. She lively and engaging and had lots of tidbits of local information...we learned a lot! I was worried that my little kids was get bored... More 

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Lewes, Delaware
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

"History Happened Here" is a joint educational program offered by the Lewes Historical Society and the Cape Water Taxi in Lewes. While cruising Lewes waterways, you journey back in time and learn about Lewes' maritime past. Beautiful views of the impressive lighthouses, Delaware Bay breakwater, Lewes ferry terminal and beach are included. Enjoyable for all age groups - and Marcos... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

There are some wonderful Historic sites in Lewes, including the collection of historic buildings on Shipcarpenter St. The Historic Society host a number of events at that site including a classic British car show, the Farmer's Market and the chocolate festival.

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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Loved the staff "correcting" the pronunciation of Lewes... nice gift shop. Many charming things. Purchased a book about Lewes.

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Dagsboro, Delaware
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72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Don't get confused! There are several venues that refer to the Lewes Historical Society. Begin here at the Ryves-Holt House which is the oldest house in Delaware standing on its original foundation. Enter this building to find out all about historic Lewes and the other places offered by the historical society. Tours begin here as well as a wide range... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We visited this attraction as a part of a coach tour with Country Travel Discoveries. We had a local guide who described various buildings, many of which had been relocated to the site.

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Winchester, Virginia
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15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Love to spend our Saturday mornings strolling the historical society's grounds shopping the goods of the local merchants...Surf Bagel and Crab deviled eggs are the two stops we make first when entering the grounds. Historical Society hosts different events tied in with the Farmer's Market that make it interactive and fun! Enjoy!

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Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Friends and I went to a meeting of preservationists from all over Delaware, hosted by the Lewes Historical Society. It was in the Midway School building which is one of the historic buildings moved to this site in the late 1970's. The Historical Society were great hosts and we want to come back in warm weather when we can enjoy... More 

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