My husband and I visited the Cannonball House (near the Lewes Post Office & canal) in order to take a peek at local history. The Cannonball house was struck by a cannonball during the War of 1812. Here we were able to view the exterior of the cannonball house and see the SMALL cannonball still lodged in the foundation of this old house. We also read a small plaque that described the history of this house in relation to the War of 1812..
The inside of the cannonball house was closed at the time we vistied & appeared empty. It looks like it may house a small museum in the future, as there were a few empty glass display cases inside & a note posted that said it would be open in the future.
It did not cost us anything to walk by this place of history, view the exterior of the house & cannonball and the historic plaque. It is worth a peek if you are visiting the historic downtown district in Lewes.
Note: An interesting peek at this house & Lewes town history can also be acquired by taking a peek at the children's book titled "Cornstalks & Cannonballs" by Barbara Mitchell.
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