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."Arrange your visit to Lewes Historical Society and discover more family-friendly attractions in Lewes using our Lewes trip planning app .
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!"
Lewes Historical Society Reviews
Even if you are only a summer vacation visitor you need to sign up for their news releases. It might give you more reasons to come to Lewes, a charming gem of a town. The many programs of the Historic... more »
We happened upon the village when the buildings were open. Self-guided, except for the carpentry shop, reading the historical descriptions of the doctor’s office, the one room schoolhouse, the slave q... 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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