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Zwaanendael Museum

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History of Lewes

Loved this building...and their tours are free! Can’t beat it! Learned a lot about the local... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Avalon, NJ
Visually interesting and informative

Walked by and stopped in - lots of info about local history regarding ships, trains, and Dutch... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2018
Rio Grande NJ
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  • Average21%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“local history”(12 reviews)
“worth a visit”(10 reviews)
“on display”(10 reviews)
This museum duplicates the architecture of a medieval Dutch town.
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102 Kings Hwy, Lewes, DE 19958-1418
+1 302-645-1148
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All reviews local history worth a visit on display dutch settlers interesting artifacts informed staff great exhibits quick look early history no elevator enjoyed learning about the history naval history call ahead less than an hour friendly and knowledgeable staff rainy day nice gift shop
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Reviewed 2 November 2018

A very nice and small museum to learn about historical information of Lewes. Very good informed staff and plenty of things to read if you wish to do a self-tour. It is a great package when visiting Lewes and it is free.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Prawet J
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Loved this building...and their tours are free! Can’t beat it! Learned a lot about the local history...staff was super friendly.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Heidi_NJ
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Walked by and stopped in - lots of info about local history regarding ships, trains, and Dutch settlers. Like the "please touch" section on local antique dinnerware, and the thoughtful activities for kids. Staff was very helpful in answering questions.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Prof-Wang
Reviewed 21 September 2018

always open to add the history to first town in first state staff welcoming and must visit to all guests

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank mom3girls8
Reviewed 14 September 2018

This was a twenty minute respite from the August heat for us. We enjoyed the outside architecture. Inside you find shipwreck memorabilia and information about the early inhabitants of Lewes. There was also a few local paintings being displayed here. For us it was just...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank wetravelalot007
Reviewed 28 July 2018

A truly wonderful little museum with friendly and welcoming stuff! It looks amazing outside and it a great example of a modern museum inside - full of history beautifully displayed. Absolutely LOVED the Art exhibit! Thank you! Highly recommend!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank AliceF1335
Reviewed 1 July 2018

The museum has lots of local histoy to see. There are people inside to answer questions and guide you.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Cecil M
Reviewed 30 June 2018

A great museum with very knowledgeable staff. Artifacts from the old ships and original Dutch settlement. Did not go upstairs as we were due another place.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank bbloom560
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Nice small museum...Gentleman,that was in the day we visited was quite knowledgeable,and very friendly.Highly reccomend checkin it out,if your in the area.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank twocats1314
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

Need to be a bit of a history buff. Considering the date of this place. It has air and bathrooms around the back. This area was settled in 1631. Most of the museum is about the DeBraak ship lost in 1798, found 1984. Many of...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Michael B
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Response from Prawet J | Reviewed this property |
The previous answer is correct and complete. Off season, there are plenty of on street parking spot near and around the museum.