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Society Properties Virtual Tour

1. Cannonball House

Cannon Ball House

The Cannonball House was built c. 1765 and was once the home of Gilbert McCracken and David Rowland, pilots for the Bay & River Delaware. The Cannonball House has come to symbolize not only the Society, but the town of Lewes as well; previous uses included a restaurant, a laundry store and, for a time, the mayor's office. Harkening back to the town's rich nautical heritage, the Cannonball House is the home of The Lewes Historical Society's maritime museum.

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2. Ryves Holt House

3. Lewes Life-Saving Station

Lewes Life Saving Station

The Lewes Life-Saving Station located on Delaware Bay was classified as a New Jersey design of 1882. No buildings remain in situ from the Lewes USLSS facilities although the Lewes Coast Guard Station is now being used as the headquarters for the Pilots Association for the Bay & River Delaware. There is some debate as to which district the Lewes Station belonged. Some sources point to the Fifth District that spanned from Cape Henlopen to Cape Charles.

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4. Shipcarpenter Street Campus

5. Lewes History Museum/Children's Discovery Center

6. Gift Shop & Information Center

Museum Store

This charming 1898 building was built originally as the Lewes branch of the Sussex Trust, Title & Safe Deposit Company.  It's light and airy space is now the home of the Society's Museum Store featuring iconic Lewes products, books, and apparel, as well as locally sourced art, food, and craft

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