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The Ryves Holt House Included in First State National Historical Park

On December 30, U.S. Senator Tom Carper, Russ Smith of the National Park Service, and Mike DiPaolo of The Lewes Historical Society presented at a press event regarding the First State National Historical Park- which now includes the Ryves Holt House.

“We’re looking forward to having a dialogue with the National Park Service, how we can be involved and what we can do to bring Delaware’s story to our Nation’s attention,” says LHS Executive Director Mike DiPaolo.

Located on the corner of Second and Mulberry Streets, the Ryves Holt House is the oldest house still standing in the State of Delaware. Built around 1665, it has survived fires, pirates, and has witnessed the growth and change of Lewes over the course of centuries. Today it serves as The Lewes Historical Society’s Visitor Center and Museum Gift Shop.