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Lewes Historical Society

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Address: 110 Shipcarpenter St, Lewes, DE 19958-1210
Phone Number: 302-645-7670
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11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Maritime Trolley Tour

My family and I had a blast on this one hour tour. The historian was full of local knowledge and presented the information in a manner that even had my six year old mesmerized... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
ShaneSellsSeashells
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I had a blast on this one hour tour. The historian was full of local knowledge and presented the information in a manner that even had my six year old mesmerized. The trolley itself was a smooth ride, it had great air conditioning and was easy to find at the ferry terminal. I guarantee you will want... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Once a year the Lewes Historical Society sponsors a Sea Glass Festival. This year it was held at the Lewes-Cape May Ferry Terminal. It was wonderful to say the least. The parking was great and there is a lot of space to wander and see the many booths. The sea glass creations were exceptional this year and it was hard... More 

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Lewes, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

I am a member of the society and have gone to the society locations. Lewes is a nice city ( more a town) and going to the various historic sites it worth while. Tells one a lot about slower lower Delaware and the seafarer and River heritage.

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Thank Ken C
Freehold, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

Located in the oldest house in the state this is a great place to introduce yourself to the history of the area. They are staffed, at least in the day we visited with helpful and extremely knowledgeable volunteers.

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Thank James M
Lewes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

The buildings on the compound are fascinating. The Historical Society building is full of historical information and meaningful gifts. The staff can answer any questions and they are so friendly.

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Lewes, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

The historical society has done a lot to bring the past into view in a friendly easy to understand way.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

The Lewes Historic Society was formed to identify, develop, and promote the historical landmarks of Lewes and surrounding area. Many buildings and l and structures in historical downtown were identify with small plaque attached to the building. The ground of the historic society houses some old original buildings that were built there. Some of the landmarks and structures were moved... More 

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Downtown Lewes is small. Quite small. But there is something seriously beautiful about it. Lewes was the first founded city in DE and the US itself, so it's got tremendous history. The buildings and architecture are really a site to see by themselves. It's small, but one of the most fun things to see on the 'Walking Tour' from the... More 

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Lewes, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

First town in the first state and Lewes is proud. Quaint, beautiful flowers in season, lovely shops and the Historical Campus is a must.Beautifully restored buildings. Take a tour either walking or via trolly with one of the informative docents.

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Lewes, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I learned so much of the history of Lewes. I loved walking down St. Street & listening to the docent tell me about the 1st town in the 1st state. We learned what all the blue & white signs on the houses meant & where to look it up in a book in the Historical Society Gift Shop. At the... More 

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