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Lewes Historical Society, Lewes

#7 of 32 in Historic Sites in Delaware
History Museum · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
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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  • My two daughters (aged 7 and 10) and I had a great time on the Lewes Legends Evening Walking Tour. The tour included going inside several of the Lewes Historical Society's buildings around town and...  more »
  • We took the Legends tour, it was informative and a lot of fun. Scott L filled us in on the local legends and ghosts, along with the history of the town. Would recommend  more »
  • I was at an art show here as a vendor! Lovely place.. Lovely volunteers... Lovely venue.. Great show!
  • Great chance to look at historical buildings all in one location. People friendly and helpful.

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