Delaware’s first settlement, Lewes began as a Dutch whaling and trading post in 1631. Today, it’s known as the state’s first town. Quaint downtown streets are favorites for history lovers and anyone who loves to meander. Architecture shows Dutch and British influences. Catch the ferry to Cape May, New Jersey here.
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Modeled after a Dutch town hall, the museum commemorates the founding of Delaware’s first European settlement by the Dutch in 1631.
Beat the traffic and enjoy the view on this 70-minute trip from Lewes to Cape May. Keep eyes peeled for the Fenwick Island Lighthouse.
The only Native American Museum in the state, this small collection offers a fascinating look at history, culture and customs.
Make the most of required family obligation trips you must take with Samantha Brown's advice on turning that "oblication" into an enjoyable experience
Local farmers, tempting recipes, even a book club are part of this community gathering geared toward environmentally sound, sustainable food sources.
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Bad manners is just one of the many things that irk attendants. See what other things get under their skin.
Discover some forgotten history at this massive coastal fort built during WWII to protect the Delaware shore. Special events throughout the year.
These unique, 50-plus-year-old structures still stand — and they still intrigue.
Recently preserved, the Overfalls is one of 17 remaining lightships built from 1820 to 1952 and designed to warn ships of offshore shoals or ledges.
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