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Lewes Harbor Marina

Lewes Harbor Marina

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Cape Henlopen Fishing Pier

Cape Henlopen Fishing Pier

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Crane Flying in Lewes

Crane Flying in Lewes

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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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Visit the Zwaanendael Museum
Visit the Zwaanendael Museum

Modeled after a Dutch town hall, the museum commemorates the founding of Delaware’s first European settlement by the Dutch in 1631.

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Cross the Delaware On The Cape May-Lewes Ferry
Cross the Delaware On The Cape May-Lewes Ferry

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.

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Nanticoke Indian Museum
Nanticoke Indian Museum

The only Native American Museum in the state, this small collection offers a fascinating look at history, culture and customs.

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Traveling for a Family Obligation? Tips To Make It Cheaper, Easier

Make the most of required family obligation trips you must take with Samantha Brown's advice on turning that "oblication" into an enjoyable experience

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Saturday Morning at the Lewes Farmers Market
Saturday Morning at the Lewes Farmers Market

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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10 Things Flight Attendants Wish They Could Say

Bad manners is just one of the many things that irk attendants. See what other things get under their skin.

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Fort Miles: Tribute to the Greatest Generation
Fort Miles: Tribute to the Greatest Generation

Discover some forgotten history at this massive coastal fort built during WWII to protect the Delaware shore. Special events throughout the year.

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10 Buildings With Storied Pasts

These unique, 50-plus-year-old structures still stand — and they still intrigue.

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A Floating Lighthouse
A Floating Lighthouse

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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