101 Adams Avenue
Lewes, DE 19958
The Lewes Historical Society happily re-opens it doors to the Lewes History Museum! Please note that the Children's Discovery Center will not re-open this year.
There is a $5 Museum Admission fee for adults. Children 12 and under are admitted, with an adult, for free. This fee includes a guided tour of the museum and also allows visitors access to our 110 Shipcarpenter Street Campus as well as the other LHS Museums and properties for free, on the same day issued. LHS Members are offered free admission daily.
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Due to current public health concerns, access to exhibitions and/or advertised programming may be amended or temporarily restricted.
THE LEWES HISTORY MUSEUM WILL BE RE-OPENING ON TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 2020 AT 10 AM. THE CHILDREN'S DISCOVERY CENTER, WITHIN THE LEWES HISTORY MUSEUM WILL REMAIN CLOSED THROUGH 2020.
IF YOU ARE NOT FEELING WELL, WE ASK THAT YOU PLEASE CONSIDER RESCHEDULING YOUR VISIT FOR A TIME WHEN YOU WILL ENJOY THE EXHIBITIONS AND PROGRAMMING MORE FULLY. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.
The Lewes History Museum is located in the Margaret H. Rollins Community Center at 101 Adams Avenue in Lewes, Delaware.
For 54 years, The Lewes Historical Society has collected and preserved tens of thousands of historic artifacts, artwork, documents, maps and photos. Now, with the support from the City of Lewes, a gift of $500,000 from the Ma-Ran Foundation, and generous donations, this incredible collection is on continuous display at the Lewes History Museum.
The museum serves as the primary source of information about Lewes for visitors, researchers, students, and residents. Enjoy ongoing exhibits featuring Lewes’ maritime history, decorative arts and artists, famous families of Lewes, and our region seen through environmental change. The museum provides ongoing seminars, symposia and presentations, along with a wing for community non-profit gatherings.
The popular Children's Discovery Center is housed inside the museum and offers an interactive, fun and educational experience for children of all ages. At the Center children can experience 19th-century Delaware by interacting in a replica general store and post office, playing around a scaled model of Cape Henlopen Lighthouse, with a Morse code station, fog horn and reflecting lights. The Center also houses a Delaware River Pilots’ simulation module, an electronic table-top boat-building area and a lighthouse “keeper’s cottage.”
This community center is the centerpiece of the cultural campus in Lewes, including 18 miles of trails, a concert stage, parks, children’s garden, and the Lewes Public Library.