Chamber of Commerce.
Awash with history, Lewes is known for its "pirate past." Captain Kidd came here to bargain his loot away. Sandbars in the harbor claimed many ships. Because of this, tales of sunken treasure abound. Lewes was a target of the British during the War of 1812 and some buildings still show traces of the cannonball hits from those battles. One of the original town stockades was discovered in 1964.
Lewes has the distinction of being the oldest town in Delaware, thus, the "First Town of the First State." It was founded by the Dutch in 1631 and incorporated in 1883.
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Cape May-Lewes Ferry
The Cape May-Lewes Ferry is your passport to family fun. For infomation call: Lewes Terminal: P. O. Box 517, Lewes DE 19958 302 644-6030 or toll free 1-800-64-FERRY reservations only
Cape Henlopen State Park
42 Cape Henlopen Drive, Lewes, DE 19958 302 645-8983, 302 645-2108 campground or 302 645-6852 nature center - open year-round 8 am to sunset.
World War II Observation Tower
at Cape Henlopen State Park
At Savannah Rd. & Kings Hwy. Built as a memorial to the original Dutch founders of Lewes in 1631. Highlights of the museum are the town's maritime heritage. There are also colonial, Native American and Dutch exhibits.
Call: 302 645-1148.
Lewes Historical Complex
110 Shipcarpenter Street
Lewes, Delaware 19958
Please call ahead for hours of operation. Reservations may be required.
All you need to know about Lewes at www.lewestoday.com
Kite Festival on Good Friday, British Car Show in May, Garden Tour in June, Lewes Art Loop in May and September, Art Around Town in November, Hospitality Night Thursday before Christmas Parade, Lewes Christmas Parade First Saturday December.
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Cape Henlopen School District
1270 Kings Highway
Lewes, Delaware 19958-1798
The district serves students in Henlopen Acres, Lewes, Milton, Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach.