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Address: 118 Front St, Lewes, DE 19958-1135
Phone Number: 302-645-7670

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A Cute Little Museum That Is Very Imformative.

You'll really enjoy it. It is right in the historical town of Lewes, Delaware, so you can fit it in with your shopping and dining trip. It doesn't take much time, is free, and is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 28, 2015
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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Owings Mills, MD
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To be honest we did not really tour the inside as we did not find a parking space. So I will have to accept the other reviews and those who found the docent helpful. We did a drive by and could see the Cannonball in the outer wall. The house itself was quite small. The connection to the War of... More 

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New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

You can see the cannonball stuck in the building from the outside. Much of the story is available on placards around the building. It has a traditional garden from its revolutionary past.

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Lewes, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

Sweet man that gives the tours and is just the nicest guy. Had me begging for more Ghost stories. Fun!

Thank Diane D
Woodsfield, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2015

Was here back in May of 2014 (not November, but it does not let me go back any further in time)....this place has a mark on the front of it where it was struck by a British cannonball fired during the War of 1812. Contains a great museum of the local history. Very much enjoyed our visit.

Thank JasoninOhio
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2015

You'll really enjoy it. It is right in the historical town of Lewes, Delaware, so you can fit it in with your shopping and dining trip. It doesn't take much time, is free, and is very interesting. Great for kids of ANY age; it is brief, yet informative enough for one to learn a lot about Lewes' beginning. There are... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2015

There is nothing except the historic spot. It is an interesting place to visit, It is part of the self-guided tour of the city of Lewes or just to walk to it and see it.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2015

This was a compact yet thorough overview of the history of the town. It was a great intro, which led us to explore other historical properties during our walks! The docent on duty was especially helpful in sharing information and answering questions.

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Big Lake, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2015

We did not know how much history was there when we planned a few days at the the beach in Delaware and New Jersey. We did not see much the on the way through as we neede to grt to the ferry. On the way back we made time to stop and walk the town, Well worth it 12 year... More 

Thank JohnBigLake
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2015

What an impressive part of history!!! DownTown Lewes just gives you that walk back in time feel and seeing this wall makes you just wonder. Kids and families welcome!!!

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Easton, MD
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2014

We visited the Cannonball House on October 17th and were greeted by a very informative docent who explained about the Cannonball House and some of the history of Lewes. We toured the house and found the exhibits about the Lewes menhaden fishing industry and the bay pilots to be very informative. The docent was very willing to answer questions not... More 

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