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Lewes Historical Society

110 Shipcarpenter Street, Lewes, DE 19958
+1 302-645-7670
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Ryves Holt House

The Ryves Holt House is one of several properties of the Lewes Historical Society. Here they... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2017
Neal P
Arlington, Virginia, USA
Great site for architecture & history

Visited the Lewes Historical Society and enjoyed the self guided tour of the various historic... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2016
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110 Shipcarpenter Street, Lewes, DE 19958
+1 302-645-7670
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Reviewed 26 March 2017

The Ryves Holt House is one of several properties of the Lewes Historical Society. Here they provide historical commentary, a few exhibits, and quite a bit of literature. Other holdings include Cannonball House on Front St., the Life Saving station Museum, and some buildings (I...More

Thank Neal P
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Visited the Lewes Historical Society and enjoyed the self guided tour of the various historic buildings on site. There was a good variety of different building types gathered from around Delaware, and they provide great insight to the ways people lived and worked in earlier...More

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Reviewed 13 November 2016

Stroll around and learn about the group of historic structures assembled here. Main office includes a small museum. Great for history buffs.

Thank cara871
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Just coming back on the Cape May Ferry from the 2nd annual Spooky Lantern Tour. Walking thru the town of Lewes we came across ghostly figures who proceeded to tell us of their untimely deaths. Walking thru the cemetery several more ghosts appeared. A great...More

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The staff are very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about this very historical home, taking time to share it's very interesting history.

Thank Kathy S
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Lewes is the 1st town in the 1st state to sign the U.S. Constitution. Its historical charms are extensive, and the Lewes Historical Society is a great place to start. There is free parking close by. Visit LHS, then walk to downtown Lewes along 1st...More

Thank retired_spacegeek
Reviewed 14 August 2016

My family and I had a blast on this one hour tour. The historian was full of local knowledge and presented the information in a manner that even had my six year old mesmerized. The trolley itself was a smooth ride, it had great air...More

Thank ShaneSellsSeashells
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Once a year the Lewes Historical Society sponsors a Sea Glass Festival. This year it was held at the Lewes-Cape May Ferry Terminal. It was wonderful to say the least. The parking was great and there is a lot of space to wander and see...More

Thank BLiberto
Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

I am a member of the society and have gone to the society locations. Lewes is a nice city ( more a town) and going to the various historic sites it worth while. Tells one a lot about slower lower Delaware and the seafarer and...More

Thank Ken C
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

Located in the oldest house in the state this is a great place to introduce yourself to the history of the area. They are staffed, at least in the day we visited with helpful and extremely knowledgeable volunteers.

Thank James M
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