New historic marker unveiled in Lewes’ 1812 Park

Replaces plaque damaged by falling tree
August 26, 2023

A new state historic marker now stands in Lewes’ 1812 Memorial Park to mark the bombardment of the city by British forces during the War of 1812.

Delaware Public Archives Director Stephen Marz joined Lewes Mayor Andrew Williams Aug. 21 to unveil the new blue and gold marker on Front Street.

The plaque includes a brief description of the British attack on Lewes in April 1813.

The original marker stood about 20 feet away. According to Lewes Parks and Marina Manager Janet Reeves, it was damaged about two years ago when a large holly tree fell and crushed it.

Marz said the new marker is more visible and easier for people to read. 

For more information on the state’s historic markers, go to under the Research tab.

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