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Address: 110 Shipcarpenter Street, Lewes, DE 19958
Phone Number: 302-645-7670
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Local History - While Cruising on the Cape Water Taxi!

"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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
Kathi C
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Lewes, Delaware
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Lewes, Delaware
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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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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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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 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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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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19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Lewes Historical Society

Address: Address: 110 Shipcarpenter Street, Lewes, DE 19958
Phone Number: 302-645-7670
Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Lewes
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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