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Lewes Historical Society, Lewes

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#7 of 32 in Historic Sites in Delaware
Historic Site · Hidden Gem · History Museum
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From Captain Kidd and the eternal rhythms of the tides to the salty courage of the Delaware pilots and the nationally-recognized architecture of our historic district - Lewes' past is colorful, unique and proud. The ancient beam of old Cape Henlopen Light still haunts the local seas and local imaginations in "Delaware's Saltiest Town."

The Lewes Historical Society began in 1961 as local residents identified a need to preserve Lewes' architectural heritage and for an organization to act as a steward for Lewes' past - a history that stretches back to humble Dutch origins in 1631. The Society has been recognized as one of Delaware's greatest assets and has been honored for our efforts by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and by the American Association for State & Local History. The Society celebrates the heritage of Lewes -- "The First Town in The First State!"
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  • Bill is a terrific guide for this walking Lewes Legends Tour! Very knowledgeable, he told us many stories and legends of the area. He included topics of business, families, architecture, pirates and.....  more
    Bill is a terrific guide for this walking Lewes Legends Tour! Very knowledgeable, he told us many stories and legends of the area. He included topics of business, families, architecture, pirates and.....  more »
  • This was a delightful surprise within a residential neighborhood. They built a little village around the historical society. It was late in the day when we stumbled across this. It’s well... 
    This was a delightful surprise within a residential neighborhood. They built a little village around the historical society. It was late in the day when we stumbled across this. It’s well...  more »
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  • Had a wonderful time at the fair! The staff in the tavern serving drinks were very knowledgeable about the history of drinks! The live music in the background was the perfect touch!
  • Went to Art Glass Festival! Highly recommended by me. And very nice exhibits that will make you come back every year. $5.00 fee so worth it, I'm glad i went.

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