Don’t miss this interesting museum that displays the history of Lewes, DE.
The Zwaanendael Museum in Downtown Lewes, De is based on the City Hall in Hoorn, The Netherlands
The museum houses many artifacts that were recovered and donated
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102 Kings Highway
Lewes, DE 19958
Open: Sunday-Tuesday Closed/Wednesday-Saturday 10:00am-4:15pm
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The Zwaanendael Museum at 102 Kings Highway
The Zwaanendael Museum was inspired by the town hall in Hoorn, the Netherlands and commemorates the founding of Delaware’s first European settlement by the Dutch along Hoorn Kill (present day Lewes-Rehoboth Canal) in 1631. It’s programs showcase how the Lewes area’s Dutch and maritime histories unite.
The museum has limited hours but is free to the public.
The inside of the museum explains the history of Lewes starting with the Dutch Colony. The growth of the Colony, the shipping industry and the shipwrecks off the coast line. There are many artifacts that the museum has either found or been donated to over the years. There is another display of the railroad industry and its growth in Lewes which lead…
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Don’t miss this unique little museum in Downtown Lewes, De. The museum gives a wonderful description of the history of the town from farming to shipping.
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