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Field Trips

The Lewes Historical Society provides a wonderful opportunity for school groups to visit historic Lewes and learn about Lewes's rich history.  Field trips may be scheduled year-round. $1 per child is requested. Please complete the Field Trip Request Form.

The Lewes Historical Society needs at least thirty (30) days advance notification of school tours. Confirmation and tour information will be sent to you upon receipt of this form. All tours begin at the Thompson Country Store at the Historical Society Campus at Third & Shipcarpenter Street. There is ample bus parking at the Society along Third Street.

For the safety and comfort of your class and the safety of our museums, large groups will be split into 15 students each. The fee for school groups touring the Campus is $1 per student (teachers and chaperones are free) payable in cash or by check the day of the tour.

For a tour of the museums with emphasis on small town life in the late 1700s and early 1800s the Thompson Country Store, Old Doctor's Office,  Midway School #178, and the Rabbit's Ferry house will be a part of your itinerary

For lessons about Lewes's maritime heritage, a trip to the Cannonball House Maritime Museum and/or the Lewes Life-Saving Station Museum can also be arranged.

Walking tours of town are also available to show students the highlights of Lewes in a meaningful context.

Specific curriculum-based programs are also available to download to create a standards-based program that flows from the classroom to the museum. These programs are designed to meet Common Core, Next Generation Science, and Delaware State History Standards.

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A note from Long Neck Elementary

July 5, 2012

Dear Lewes Historical Society,

On behalf of P.L. Dunbar, North Laurel, and Long Neck Elementary Schools, I would like to thank you for the awesome presentations and tour of The Lewes Historical Society.

Because of the time and effort you put into your presentation, you have given our children the lessons of a lifetime.  The history you taught them will remain with them for a lifetime.

Please know, you have granted these children the experience of a lifetime.

With Much Gratitude,
Lori Johnson