The town of Lewes, Delaware has often been featured in travel articles in the New York Times, Washington Post and many magazines as the alternate get-a-way to the Atlantic beaches. Bordering the Delaware Bay, Lewes is minutes from one of the best beaches on the coast, Henelopen State Park. It remains unspoiled,without a boardwalk, T-shirt shops and the trapings of a beach resort town.

Lewes was initially settled in 1631 by Dutch colonists, and has more than its share of 17th, 18th and 19th century structures that have been lovingly restored. The historic area of downtown Lewes has a wonderful self-guided walking tour available from the Chamber of Commerce--but, don't limit your viewing to the sites listed, as many other houses are quite interesting. An early summer Garden Tour and winter Holiday Candlelight Tour provide additional insight and glimpses of the residences. Very prominent in downtown is the Zwaanendael Museum, modeled after the original town hall at Hoorn, The Netherlands.

Motels and hotels are available, but bed-and-breakfasts abound and are the preferred way to stay and enjoy the quiet of Lewes, Delaware. If ocean-front lodging and constant activity is your desire, you may want to go further South to Rehoboth Beach and other resorts nearby.


Lewes Merchantile Antique Gallery
This is the new exclusive downtown Lewes retail sales site for Lewes Flags and related items. While shopping, also don't miss the upscale and unusual antiques they offer.

109 Second Street

In the heart of the Lewes Shopping District



The DAILY MARKET is Lewes' version of a convenience, old country store, and gourmet sub shop, all rolled into a single store. This is the local preferred source for newspapers, Lewes Dairy products, gasoline, and souveniers.

420 Savannah Road

(just across the canal from downtown, near Lewes Beach)


The following Internet links will provide you with much more information on this wonderful town:



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