It's your support that keeps the Lewes Historical Society a premiere institution. The Lewes Historical Society will work with you and your advisors to design a plan that achieves your financial and philanthropic objectives. Gifts can be wonderfully simple, flexible and easy to make.
You may have received something in the mail about our spring appeal, but if not you can donate here: shop.historiclewes.org.
Lewes Voyages and Excursions
Lewes, Delaware is an exciting destination! With our wealth of intriguing historical sites, fascinating museums, distinctive boutiques, an array of savory restaurants and pristine beaches, The Lewes Historical Society invites your groups to tour the region and explore our rich local history.
While enjoying all that historic Lewes has to offer, your groups can learn about our lighthouses, World War II bunkers and observation towers, cemeteries, historic architecture, maritime monuments, and more! We are also able to accommodate custom topic tours on subjects ranging from maritime history to religion or Native American history to architecture. Custom tours can last from 45 minutes to day-long excursions and can be experienced in a variety of ways from walking, biking, driving, and even kayaking. All tours are lead by engaging and well-trained staff and volunteers.
Though convenient enough to major East Coast cities for a day trip, your groups are welcome to stay overnight in historic Lewes. We can act as your group concierge, helping to make arrangements for local lodging, dining, shopping and more.
The Lewes Historical Society has been recognized as one of Delaware’s greatest assets and has been honored for our efforts by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and by the American Association for State and Local History. We are excited to share the heritage of Lewes, “The First Town in the First State.”
How many people can I have in my group?
1-7 Guests are considered small groups and are welcome to enjoy our regularly scheduled tours.
8 or more Guests are considered large groups and we ask that you contact us for tour options so that we can best meet your needs.
For the safety and comfort of your group and the safety of our museums, large groups will be split into 15 people each.
We are Motorcoach-Friendly!
The Lewes Historical Society needs at least thirty (30) days advance notification of group tours. Confirmation and tour information will be sent to you upon receipt of the form.
A quote from Mechthild E. "Mitzi" Peterson of the Shillelagh Travel Club on their group tour:
What a fantastic tour you gave our Shillelagh Travel Club on Monday, May 21, 2012! Don't think I've ever heard a tour guide give such an articulate and informative presentation and we've been all over the world. Your knowledge of not only the local history but our country's history in general as relayed by you painted beautiful pictures of actual events of the past. You made history come alive. Thank you so very much for adventuring with us through Lewes and its environs and, most importantly, not letting it rain on us. Wishing you much more success in all your efforts with the Lewes Historical Society. Best wishes!