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Ryves Holt House Museum


218 Second Street
Lewes, Delaware 19958


Ryves Holt House Museum is temporarily closed.  Our historic Main Campus is also on 2nd Street, one block away. Please stop in!!

Temporarily Closed until April
10:00pm - 4:00pm
Tuesday - Saturday

Closed Sunday and Monday

This is the starting location for our most of our seasonal tours. Please check the Calendar or Tours page.

About Ryves Holt House Museum

Explore the Ryves Holt House Museum, the Lewes Historical Society's Gift Shop & Information Center. The Ryves Holt House is Delaware's oldest building on its original foundation. Lewes's early history from 1631 - 1787 is revealed here including the story of Zwanendael, the first European settlement in Delaware, the Mason & Dixon Line, and Lewes's role in the journey to ratifying the Constitution in 1787. Visit Ryves Holt and enjoy an exhibition based upon the house and an early occupant, Revolutionary War naval hero, Jacob Jones. For more information visit Exhibitions.

The well-being of our valued visitors and our staff remains our highest priority, so various safety measures remain in place. LHS strives to comply with the most recent state regulations and therefore our various programs and events are subject to change and cancellation.