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Cannonball House

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Revolutionary War Interest

The Cannonball House is circa 1741 and is home to the Springfield Historical Society. It is listed... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Montville, New Jersey
Great little museum

The prize in this collection is the letter written during the 1812 war by a British Sea Captain... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
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118 Front St, Lewes, DE 19958-1135
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Reviewed 1 week ago

WE took the walking tour through town. This place is on the list of must see destinations in Lewes. If you look for the cannonball shot in the 1800's you will find it. We understand it has now been permanently affixed to the house where...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cannonball House is circa 1741 and is home to the Springfield Historical Society. It is listed on both the State of New Jersey and the National Historic Registry. Periodically the Cannonball House has open house dates. Typically those dates are in February and coincide...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The prize in this collection is the letter written during the 1812 war by a British Sea Captain requiring Lewes to supply food and provisions to his ship. It is such a polite letter and so perfectly English, one almost misses the fact he threatens...More

2  Thank GregSimpkins
Reviewed July 27, 2018

Had so much fun looking through new exhibits in the museum! It's a must if you're in Lewes! Beautiful garden next to it with a nice shaded area :) A super friendly and knowledgeable volunteer guide - just made our day! my 3 year old...More

Thank AliceF1335
Reviewed July 24, 2018

Neat place to visit when you are strolling around Lewes. A part of history in the First State with an interesting take on the area and its history.

Thank Geoffrey K
Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I visited this cool little museum recently. It has several rooms. One focused on the pilots that take ships out of Lewes, one focused on the menhaden fish industry, one had a very cool 1600 pirates chest, and the upstairs had a...More

1  Thank mekopp
Reviewed June 17, 2018

Cannonball House built c1760. Struck by a British cannonball during the War of 1812. The Cannonball House is now home to The Lewes Historical Society’s Maritime Museum.Open daily 10-4.

1  Thank IllinoisKate1
Reviewed December 12, 2017

Everyone is fascinated by the cannon ball house. Great part of American history Then head across the street to giligans for a Moscow mule

1  Thank John P
Reviewed October 25, 2017

Enjoyed visiting the Museum - it is free to tour and the staff on duty was very nice. A great representation of period houses.

1  Thank Diane K
Reviewed September 23, 2017 via mobile

So many reviewed and didn't go in! If you read them only, or don't go IN, you wouldn't know, that's NOT the cannonball out front. It's a 30 minutes or less stop, it's Free, so go INSIDE, and learn a little history. And, find out...More

2  Thank Brian D
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October 24, 2015|
Response from Prawet J | Reviewed this property |
The Cannonball House is free. It is part of the Lewes historic society. It is located down town area a few blocks from the historic site.