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Address: 110 Shipcarpenter Street, Lewes, DE 19958
Phone Number: 302-645-7670
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Ryves-Holt House is the Visitor Center for the Lewes Historical Society

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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Dagsboro, Delaware
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Dagsboro, Delaware
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180 reviews 180 reviews
68 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 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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137 reviews 137 reviews
35 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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Barnegat, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

My husband and I booked a tour of the Lewes DE historical district this past weekend. What a nice time we had. We had a guided tour by "PJ" who was very pleasant and informative. And since we were the only ones on the tour at that time we were able to take our time, lots of questions and hear... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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273 reviews 273 reviews
247 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We enjoyed our visit to this small little town nestled on Delaware Bay. It teems with history and pretty sights.

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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

You've come a long way baby! Congrats to all the Board, Staff and volunteers that have established a bunch of old buildings into a living work of art! The tours, store and programs make for a delightful afternoon of making history fun.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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125 reviews 125 reviews
34 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

A really great place to visit. I rode my bicycle up the bike path from a little north of Rehoboth and it was a lot of fun. The preservation in this area is a pleasure to behold. This is the place to go for information about Lewes n surrounding areas.

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Buffalo, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013 via mobile

Awesome place to visit. Really interesting shops restaurants, farmers market, and waterfront. Also is the start of the Lewes Bike Trail. You can pedal all the way to Rehoboth Beach.

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Kensington, MD
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93 reviews 93 reviews
40 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

A great place to stop to get information about Lewes and things to do there. Also has small display of history of town.

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