Lewes Historical Society Tavern Talks set July 12

July 3, 2019

The Lewes Historical Society presents Tavern Talks in the Historic Ryves Holt House, located at the corner of Second  and Mulberry streets in Lewes. The next talk will be held Friday, July 12: Celebrate independence in historic fashion with Tavern Talks Living History Program.

The historic Ryves Holt House will be transformed into a port town tavern of the 1770s.

Join in on lively debates and be immersed in period music. To make certain  taste buds do not end up high and dry, included in the program are refreshments provided by Dogfish Head Brewery.  With two show times setting sail July 12 at 5 and 7 p.m., tickets can be purchased online; go to and click on Book Online Now on the main page or call the Lewes Historical Society at 302-645-7490.  

Tickets are $45 a person for the 5 p.m. show and include a commemorative stoneware mug, or $30 a person for the 7 p.m. show.  Seating is limited to 16 people per showing. This is a 21 and over only event. 

The c. 1665 Ryves Holt House is the oldest house still standing in Delaware and is now part of the First State National Historical Park. It has been re-interpreted as an 18th century tavern.

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