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Lewes Historical Society

110 Shipcarpenter Street, Lewes, DE 19958
302-645-7670
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Ranked #7 of 22 attractions in Lewes
Type: History Museums, Historic Sites
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Fairfax, Virginia
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185 reviews 185 reviews
163 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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
2 helpful votes 2 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
26 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

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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90 reviews 90 reviews
40 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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271 reviews 271 reviews
70 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

The LHS was holding its annual crafts fair on Columbus Day weekend (along with the Lewes "Boast the Coast" day events such as sidewalk sales and food vending. The Irish Eyes crabcake sliders were outstanding.) The fair was centered around several historic buildings. The fair and the preserved/restored houses were a treat. Visit the Cannonball House too. The first city... More

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Ephrata, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012 via mobile

All the service woman wanted to do was help an old lady book a zillion tours and sell figurines :( she kept busy and was disinterested in helping us! Totally blew off our questions of what to do in the area. I would suggest just walking around and searching for yourself.

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New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

A most informative tour of the historic district led by a member of the historical society. Air conditioned trolley...it's not big so reservations are recommended.

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Rhinebeck, New York
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25 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

Great little historic colonial house(I believe the original part 1665), which houses the historical society. Very engaging staff.

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Lewes, Delaware
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

On a recent stroll through downtown Lewes one saturday morning my wife and I stopped into the Lewes Historical Society museum and were greeted by a enthusiastic young lady who then proceeded to give us a private, 45 minute tour of the museum house and it's history, along with the history of Lewes itself. We had a genuinely enjoyable time... More

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