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The Lewes Historical Society Invites You to Tour Historic Lewes

From Captain Kidd and the eternal rhythms of the tides to the salty courage of the Delaware pilots and the nationally-recognized architecture of our historic district - Lewes's past is colorful, unique and proud. The ancient beam of old Cape Henlopen Light still haunts the local seas and local imaginations in "Delaware's Saltiest Town."

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Tour Historic Lewes this Fall

From Captain Kidd and the eternal rhythms of the tides to the salty courage of the Delaware pilots and the nationally-recognized architecture of our historic district - Lewes's past is colorful, unique and proud. The ancient beam of old Cape Henlopen Light still haunts the local seas and local imaginations in "Delaware's Saltiest Town."

 

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The Lewes Historical Society Invites You to Tour Historic Lewes

From Captain Kidd and the eternal rhythms of the tides to the salty courage of the Delaware pilots and the nationally-recognized architecture of our historic district - Lewes's past is colorful, unique and proud. The ancient beam of old Cape Henlopen Light still haunts the local seas and local imaginations in "Delaware's Saltiest Town."

 

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Sussex County 2012 Tours With Russ McCabe

Learn about the natural and cultural heritage of Sussex County, Delaware during a series of bus tours with Former Delaware State Archivist Russ McCabe!

All tours begin and end at the Cape May-Lewes Ferry terminal in Lewes- and consist of multiple stops corresponding to topic. Tickets are $30. Purchase in advance by calling 302-645-7670 (ext. 10).  Limited spaces are available.

This exciting series of tours with Russ McCabe are in coordination with the Lewes Historical Society, Southern Delaware Tourism and the Delaware River and Bay Authority.

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Coastal heritage tour celebrates southern Delaware

     On Saturday, Oct. 15, a bus full of excited history buffs travelled up and down southern Delaware’s Atlantic coastline, exploring some of the wonders that make up the First State’s storied maritime history.

     From famed shipwrecks, to larger than life lighthouses, coastal fortifications and historic structures, the inaugural “Discovering Delaware’s Atlantic Coast” tour was, by all accounts, a huge success.

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Ferry Transportation and Destination

    The Cape May-Lewes Ferry is marketed as more than just an 80 minute ride to save two hours of driving in heavy traffic.

    “A certain percentage of people will take the ferry for business, a certain percentage will take it for transportation but there is a big, big percentage of people during the peak tourist season that are taking it as an attraction, for something fun to do,” said Cape May-Lewes Ferry Marketing Director Mike Porch. “That’s why we work so hard to always add amenities and convenience and comfort.”

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Tour Lewes this Christmas

    One of Lewes’s most beloved holiday traditions – the Christmas Tour of Lewes benefiting The Lewes Historical Society – is set for Saturday December 3rd from 10 am to 4 pm.

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Passage of Delaware National Park Bill

Legislation now goes to full Senate for consideration

WASHINGTON – Today, Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) celebrated the Energy and National Resources Committee's approval of his historic legislation to authorize the creation of a national park in Delaware. The First State National Historical Park Act of 2011 (S. 323), cosponsored by Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.), now heads to the full Senate for consideration. 

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A Christmas Tour of Lewes

The Christmas Tour of Lewes is part of Christmas Weekend in Lewes. This self-guided tour gives the Society a chance to show off its historic houses decorated for the season. In addition, several private homes are selected each year to bring even more Yuletide cheer to our quaint town on the bay.

Date: Saturday, December 3

Time: 10:00 am - 4:00pm

Location: Self-Guided around Historic Lewes, Delaware

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Southern Delaware’s coastal heritage tour

    The southernmost areas of the country’s First State feature tales of ship captains, international treasures lost at sea, trusty lighthouses and coastal defense, not to mention a bevy of colorful characters and things that go bump in the night.

    Through a partnership with the Lewes Historical Society and local historian Russ McCabe, Southern Delaware Tourism is pleased to announce a pilot program that will showcase some of the area’s coastal heritage, during a day-long tour event on Saturday, Oct. 15.

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