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Maritime Living History Festival and 56th Annual Outdoor Antiques Show

Martime Festival Antique Show
September 5, 2020
9:00AM - 5:00PM
110 Shipcarpenter Street, Lewes, DE 19958
Annual Event

Experience Lewes, Delaware's Maritime Living History Festival in conjunction with the 56th Annual Outdoor Antiques Show!


The Lewes Historical Society is pleased to celebrate the 56th Anniversary of its Outdoor Antiques Show in combination with the Society's Maritime Living History Festival on the NEW date of Saturday September 5, 2020, at the Lewes Historical Society Campus at 110 Shipcarpenter Street.

Learn about how maritime history has affected Lewes, throughout the past centuries to the present, while surrounding yourself with antique treasures from all periods. High quality antiques and vintage dealers participating in the show will be featuring 18th century to early 20th century antiques. Antique Dealers will be actively displaying and selling their pieces between 9 am and 5 pm.

Lewes was once an epicenter of maritime activity. The historic Shipcarpenter Street Campus will come to life, as living maritime historians from throughout the Atlantic Seaboard, inhabit the property, depicting the maritime and naval industries during the past three centuries. Visitors will have the opportunity to engage with interpreters and learn about the hardships and lives of sailors ashore and afloat, through demonstrations of traditional maritime trades.

The streets of downtown Lewes will be inhabited by sailors participating in vignettes and demonstrations that will take place throughout the day between 9 am and 5 pm. Extended Maritime Tours will be offered throughout the day.

Tickets are $5 (children 12 and under free) and available August 1st online, or at the gate the day of. Weekend tickets are also available, which include admission to the Maritime and Antiques Festival in conjunction with the Breaking Britannia's Grasp exhibition, opening at the Cannonball House on Friday, September 4th from 10 am to 4 pm. Each $10 ticket offers you access to visit this special exhibit based on the bombardment of Lewes in 1813, access to this festival as well as free admission to the Lewes History Museum, and are good for the four-day weekend: Friday, September 4th through Monday, September 7th, 4 pm. Weekend ticket holders can check in at the LHS Campus on Friday, September 4th or Saturday, September 5th to receive their wristbands.

If you are interested in participating as a living historian, please email [email protected]

For more information about The Lewes Historical Society's Maritime Living History Festival & Antiques Show please call 302-645-7670 or if you are an Antiques Dealer and would like information on becoming a vendor CLICK HERE.

If you have a question about this event, please email Dana.



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