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The Lewes Historical Society celebrates over 50 years of embracing Lewes’ history by offering multiple tour options to the public. Discover historic destinations downtown, learn intriguing facts about our region’s maritime history, and experience history as it comes alive. Find out about our lighthouses, cemeteries, historic architecture, maritime monuments, and more.

All Walking tours (Except the "Finding Their Voices" tour and Haunted Histories) leave from Ryves Holt House located at 218 Second Street, in Lewes, Delaware, 19958 on the corner of Second & Mulberry Streets. 

The "Finding Their Voices" and Haunted Histories tours start at the 110 Shipcarpenter Street Historic Campus.  

Please note: Tours often sell out quickly. Pre-registration is required for all tours and closes 30 minutes before the start time.

Walking Tours: 

Online tickets are available for purchase now by clicking the button below.

All Walking Tour tickets Include FREE Admission to the Lewes Historical Society's Historic Campus Buildings and Grounds.

Haunted Histories Paranormal Investigations - NEW 2024 Dates Now Scheduled

NOTE:  Due to the intimate nature of the investigations, registration is limited - get your tickets now!

Book Haunted Histories

Haunted Histories echo through time and Lewes is full of these eerie accounts. During this two-hour investigation, Lewes Historical Society and First State Paranormal Investigations invite you to hear the true tales of long-ago residents. This educational experience with a ghostly twist is not to be missed!

Begins from the LHS Historic Main Campus at 110 Shipcarpenter Street.

Flashlights are recommended.  Personal paranormal equipment is welcome but not needed, equipment will be provided to share. 
This is an outdoor walking tour, please plan to dress appropriately for the weather. 

The dates below are from 8-10:00 PM
Friday, January 26
Friday, February 23
Friday, March 22
Friday, April 19
Saturday, May 11
Friday, May 31
Friday, June 28
Friday, September 27
Friday, October 18

The date below runs through the witching hour, join us if you dare!! - 10:00-12:30 PM 
Saturday, November 2

Must be 13 or older to participate. 
$35 per adult
30 people max per investigation



History in Bloom 


Each 60-minute tour will be led by a historic guide from the Lewes Historical Society and will provide information on Lewes’ rich maritime history from its founding by the Dutch in 1631 to our present-day Lewes community, demonstrating that “the First Town in the First State” has much to offer. A knowledgeable garden guide from Lewes in Bloom will also be on your tour to inform visitors of the tulip varieties and gardening care of other flora lining Lewes’s streets. Tours depart from the Cannonball House Rear Garden behind 118 Front Street.  

The tours are limited to 15 individuals per tour. Reservations are required.

April 13 and 14, 2024
Saturday and Sunday

10:30 AM
12:30 PM
2:30 PM

$10.00 per person
$5.00  12 and under

Field Trips & Group Tours

tours fieldtrips groupsField trips can be arranged year-round to show the highlights of Lewes in a meaningful context.

Groups of 8 or more guests are considered large group tours and we ask that you contact us for tour options so that we can best meet your group's needs.

For additional information, please call 302-645-7670.