Location: 110 Shipcarpenter Street, Lewes, DE, 19958
Contact: (302) 645-7670
The Lewes Historical Society's museums include 12 historic properties, nine of which are located at the Historic Complex at the intersection of Second & Shipcarpenter Streets. The museums range from the simplicity of the Early Plank House, to the Federal grandeur of the Burton-Ingram House. They range in age from one of the oldest structures in the United States, the Ryves Holt House, circa 1665, to the Midway School #178, circa 1898. One can see fine Philadelphia furnishings at the Burton-Ingram House, hear tales of maritime adventure at the Lewes Life-Saving Station Boathouse, view priceless treasures of Lewes's seafaring past at the Cannonball House, and experience rural life in 18th century Sussex County at the Rabbit's Ferry House.