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Lewes Presbyterian Church 133 Kings Highway Lewes, DE 19958

This historic church is located in downtown Lewes, DE and has the most amazing cemetery to walk around in.

The Lewes Presbyterian Church at Christmastime

Visiting a Museum: The Unique, Unusual, Obscure and Historical

Lewes Presbyterian Church

133 Kings Highway

Lewes, DE 19958

(302) 645-5345

https://lewespresbyterianchurch.org/

https://www.facebook.com/people/Lewes-Presbyterian-Church/100068713518418/

Lewes Presbyterian Church at 133 Kings Highway

This beautiful church is located just off downtown Lewes, DE. The church’s cemetery is what attracted me to the site with all the historical names of founding families of Delaware and of Lewes and its ties to the Revolutionary War. It is interesting to walk around and look at the names on the tombstones and wonder what their lives must have been like back then. The church is only open on Sunday mornings so I have not had the chance to see inside. It’s stained glass windows are supposed to be amazing.

I am going to try to attend services there the next time I am in town.

The historic marker

Our History

(Written by Judith Atkins Roberts, 2003-Lewes Presbyterian Church website)

Presbyterianism came early to the Eastern Shore and…

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Lewes Historical Society 110 Shipcarpenter Street Lewes, DE 19958

Don’t miss the Lewes Historical Society’s interesting historic buildings and beautiful grounds

The Lewes Historical Society in Lewes, DE

Visiting a Museum: The Unique, Unusual, Obscure and Historical

Lewes Historical Society

110 Shipcarpenter Street

Lewes, DE 19958

(302) 645-7670

https://www.historiclewes.org/

Open: Please check out the website for event days

https://www.historiclewes.org/

My review on TripAdvisor:

https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g34028-d552705-r882669782-Lewes_Historical_Society-Lewes_Delaware.html?m=19905

The Lewes Historical Society at 110 Shipcarpenter Street (Hiram Rodney Burton House-History below)

The Mission Statement of the Lewes Historical Society

(From the Lewes Historical Society Website)

Our Mission:

The Lewes Historical Society promotes and advocates the preservation, interpretation, and cultural enrichment of the Lewes region, through museum exhibits, educational programs, historical research, and publications.

The Society:

(From the Lewes Historical Society Website)

The Lewes Historical Society can trace its roots to a small group of concerned citizens who joined forces to establish the organization in 1962. Troubled by the loss of significant local structures and the deterioration of historic buildings, the group invited like-minded Lewes residents to join as members, a group that continues to grow each year.

Starting with the purchase…

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Zwaanendael Museum 102 Kings Highway Lewes, DE 19958

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

Visiting a Museum: The Unique, Unusual, Obscure and Historical

Zwaanendael Museum

102 Kings Highway

Lewes, DE 19958

(302) 645-1148

https://www.facebook.com/Zwaanendael/

Admission: Free

Open: Sunday-Tuesday Closed/Wednesday-Saturday 10:00am-4:15pm

My review on TripAdvisor:

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g34028-d103509-Reviews-Zwaanendael_Museum-Lewes_Delaware.html

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.

Information signs

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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