The Lewes Historical Society celebrates over 50 years of embracing Lewes history by continuing to offer safe, outdoor tour options to the public.
Following its History in Bloom tours during the Lewes Tulip Celebration Saturday, April 3, the society will begin its regular walking tour schedule the following weekend.
The society’s weekly maritime tours, An Introduction to Lewes, a Maritime Destination, will set out at 10 a.m., Saturdays, starting April 10 and running through Oct. 23. Participants will be taken on a journey through Lewes’ salty past and learn about the explorers who first put the town on the map. The tour will also disclose which pirates sailed local waters and talk about the brave United States Life-Saving Service men who rescued victims from shipwrecks. This 60-minute venture also includes a visit to the society’s 1884 U.S. Life-Saving Station building.
The Historic Architecture Tour: A View into the Past will be offered at 4 p.m., Sundays, April 11 to Oct. 24, and Thursdays, July 15 to Oct. 28. This one-hour excursion will introduce attendees to Lewes’ historic district within a three-block radius downtown. The trained tour guide will focus on various elements of the architectural styles throughout several eras and highlight the homes of historic families and notable people from the past three centuries.
Tour tickets are $10 per adult; tickets for children and student tickets are $5. To make advance reservations, go to historiclewes.org.
The Lewes Historical Society is committed to the safety of its visitors, volunteers, and staff. Each tour is limited to the maximum number of allowed individuals, practicing social distancing as mandated by Delaware Health and Social Services. All participants are required to wear a face covering for the duration of their tour. Attendees must maintain a social distance of six feet between individuals of different households.
The Lewes Historical Society promotes and advocates the preservation, interpretation and cultural enrichment of the Lewes region through museum exhibitions, educational programs, historical research and publications. For more information, call 302-645-7670.