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Zwaanendael Museum

102 Kings Hwy, Lewes, DE 19958-1418
+1 302-645-1148
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Worth a visit if in the area

Worth a visit, don't expect much, building is not historic, has a few artifacts takes all of 10... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2017
South Plainfield, New Jersey
Nice little urban museum--3.5*

Perhaps the most interesting part of this museum is the building itself -- which is worth... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2017
Neal P
Arlington, Virginia, USA
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“town hall” (7 reviews)
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102 Kings Hwy, Lewes, DE 19958-1418
+1 302-645-1148
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

Worth a visit, don't expect much, building is not historic, has a few artifacts takes all of 10 minutes. The gardens around the building are beautiful.

Thank Darla777
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Perhaps the most interesting part of this museum is the building itself -- which is worth circumambulating--especially as that includes the garden park of the same name. There's a short video regarding the development of the British Navy and exhibits regarding the Dutch in Delaware...More

2  Thank Neal P
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Worth a visit if you want to understand the early history of Lewes. They have nautical exhibits showing Debark material and late 18th century artifacts.

Thank Ken C
Reviewed 15 March 2017

It was 100% my mistake, went in thinking it was an historic building. It was built in the 30's. Has interesting things to see, but not, in my opinion, worth a special visit. If you are in Lewes, stop in.

Thank miller041
Reviewed 17 January 2017

This museum provides a great history of the area, the war of 1812 and the humble beginnings of Lewes. It is in easy walking distance to the popular 2nd Street restaurant and shopping area, the bridge over the canal to Rehoboth Bay is always delightfully...More

1  Thank Mare C
Reviewed 20 November 2016

The displays are well done, interactive, and compelling. Staff and docents are knowledgeable and friendly. Highly recommend stopping here!

1  Thank cara871
Reviewed 30 October 2016

I went to this museum with some friends on Saturday - and really had a good time. This is a small museum on two floors, filled with the history of the Dutch arriving in Lewes in the 1600's and settling in, and it's a very...More

3  Thank HistoryLover2017
Reviewed 7 October 2016

From the minute you enter this free museum, someone will greet you and explain what is on display. Clean and well taken care of you get a great insight to the settlment of Lewes and Delaware. 45 minutes to an hour to see all the...More

2  Thank William H
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Explore the in depth shipping history of Lewes, DE and the surrounding area. The building itself has a very unique design and the outside gardens have a varied array of local herbs and spices growing seasonally. You are just a quick walk to the beach...More

1  Thank vavet1963
Reviewed 4 October 2016

This museum, built to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the first Dutch settlers, is a historic gem. Two floors of exhibits displaying maritime and history will entertain you while the Wine and Spirits of Delaware exhibit and collection will impress. I like that they have...More

2  Thank whereverimayroamblog
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What is the handicapped accessibility for the museum?
23 September 2015|
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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.