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Cannonball House

118 Front St, Lewes, DE 19958-1135
+1 302-645-7670
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Drove by this place and got out to see the cannonball stuck in the foundation of the house. Not... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Randy C
Summerfield, Florida, United States
Cannonball in the Wall

Only got to take a walk by, so didn't see inside. Interesting to see the cannonball (smaller than I... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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118 Front St, Lewes, DE 19958-1135
+1 302-645-7670
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Drove by this place and got out to see the cannonball stuck in the foundation of the house. Not much more to say about this remnant of the conflicts that happened around this area.

Thank Randy C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Only got to take a walk by, so didn't see inside. Interesting to see the cannonball (smaller than I thought it would be) stuck in the wall on the outside though.

Thank swearengen
Reviewed 10 April 2017

There's a connonball (replica) outside the building where it was hit and a real one inside too. This small museum is chock full of pictures, interesting items, and explanations from the history of Lewes--and maintained by the Lewes Historical Society. It's located in downtown Lewes...More

1  Thank Neal P
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Walked around the main streets in Lewes and came upon the Cannonball House. It was closing so we will have to go inside at another time to give a full review. It is a very pretty piece of history.

Thank jmonson
Reviewed 3 December 2016

The Cannonball house gets its name from a cannonball in the foundation from a bombardment of Lewes during the war of 1812. It is also the Maritime Museum that explores Lewes' connection to the sea - fishing, the River/Bay Pilots, and the breakwaters of the...More

1  Thank mliip
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Docent was very knowledgeable. Some well done displays. Enjoyed the visit and the information shared.

Thank cara871
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Besides the cannonball there is also small pieces of history located behind and inside the building. I recon its worth the trip if you love anything history or learning about local culture.

Thank Andy R
Reviewed 25 September 2016

To be honest we did not really tour the inside as we did not find a parking space. So I will have to accept the other reviews and those who found the docent helpful. We did a drive by and could see the Cannonball in...More

Thank BronxG
Reviewed 23 August 2016

You can see the cannonball stuck in the building from the outside. Much of the story is available on placards around the building. It has a traditional garden from its revolutionary past.

Thank H B
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Sweet man that gives the tours and is just the nicest guy. Had me begging for more Ghost stories. Fun!

Thank Diane D
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What is admission
25 October 2015|
Response from Prawet J | Reviewed this property |
The Cannonball House is free. It is part of the Lewes historic society. It is located down town area a few blocks from the historic site.