Skip to main content

Tour the Cannonball House Maritime Museum and visit the Ryves Holt House Museum Gift Shop this spring

It is the perfect time of year to come to Lewes to enjoy The Lewes Historical Society’s Cannonball House Maritime Museum and Ryves Holt House Museum Gift Shop.  April presents new spring hours for both buildings.  The Cannonball House Maritime Museum will be open seven days a week 11:00am-4:00pm.  The Ryves Holt House Museum Gift Shop will be open every day 10:00am-5:00pm.  

Struck by a British cannonball during the War of 1812, The Cannonball House is home to The Lewes Historical Society’s Maritime Museum. Located on the corner of Bank and Front Streets, the Cannonball House displays the Society’s maritime collection, ranging from the Fourth Order Fresnel Lens from Fourteen Foot  Bank Light in Delaware Bay, to some of the remains of the fallen Cape Henlopen Lighthouse. Admission is $5 per person, or is included in the ticket price of the Maritime Tour.  Society members, students, and children are free of charge.

Located on the corner of Second and Mulberry Streets, the Ryves Holt House is the oldest house still standing in the State of Delaware. It was recently added to the First State National Historical Park.  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, offering a wide variety of items including books, prints, household goods, and a variety of Lewes themed merchandise. The Society’s walking tours begin at this charming Lewes landmark.

The historic buildings located at The Lewes Historical Society’s Campus can be toured beginning in April on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 2:00pm during Life in Lewes Tours.  Everyone is invited to enjoy the Society's park-like grounds free of charge, at any time. The Lewes Life-Saving Station will also be open during scheduled hours in July and August and is part of the Maritime Tours.  

For more information on The Lewes Historical Society, its museums, and tours, please visit www.HistoricLewes.org, or call 302-645-7670.

###

Images Above: Cutlines- (1)- “The Cannonball House Maritime Museum, located in historic Lewes at the corner of Bank Street and Front Street, will be open seven days a week from 11:00am-4:00pm.”  (2)- “The Ryves Holt House Museum Gift Shop, located on the corner of Second Street and Mulberry Street, will be open every day from 10:00am-5:00pm.”

|