Explore Rehoboth Beach history with app-based, self-guided tour

September 22, 2022

There’s a new way for visitors and locals alike to discover, or rediscover, the history of downtown Rehoboth Beach.

Rehoboth Beach Main Street has partnered with Built Story to launch a new app-based, self-guided tour that lets visitors explore downtown Rehoboth Beach at their own pace, either in person or remotely.

The Rehoboth Then and Now tour guides visitors to 15 stops throughout the downtown commercial area. Tour-takers will learn about the city’s beginnings as a 19th century religious summer camp, how fires and storms shaped the community, the transformative impact of the railroad, and the illustrious citizens who made Rehoboth what it is today.

Dan Slagle, Main Street executive director, said, “We are very excited to offer this Rehoboth history tour which can be enjoyed at your convenience. We plan to offer more tours in the near future; stay tuned!”

App users will enjoy audio recorded by American journalist and NPR radio personality Liane Hansen and local actor David Warick, accompanied by narrative text, illustrative photography and walking directions for each stop – all available on their phones. The ultimate in flexibility, the app allows people to take in the history in their own time.

Those wishing to pause for a bit to savor the sights of the ocean or to pop into a nearby coffee shop may do so with RBMS’s self-guided tour.

To enjoy Rehoboth Then and Now, download the free Built Story app, available for both iOS and Android, and search Rehoboth Beach. Each tour costs $10, with half of the proceeds supporting Rehoboth Beach Main Street, a 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to promoting and celebrating the town. Once purchased, a tour can be taken, paused, stopped and retaken for 30 days. 

For personally guided group tours, contact Rehoboth Beach Museum at 302-227-7310.

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