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Tour the Town - Stop 14

Around the corner on Savannah Road and Kings’s Highway is the Zwaanendael Museum. A tour of this Museum is a must to understanding the history and culture of the area.

IT ALL STARTED IN 1631...

The Zwaanendael Museum was built in 1931 by the state of Delaware in memory of the ill-fated Dutch settlement of 1631. The museum contains permanent and loaned exhibits dealing with the history of Lewes and Delaware as well as Dutch gifts and exhibits.

A stop by the Zwaanendael is a must in order to get a deeper glimpse into Lewes’s past. It’s baroque red-brick exterior, which looks like nothing else for miles around, is modeled after the town hall of Hoorn, The Netherlands.

Hours of operation are: Tuesday through Saturday 10:00a.m.-4:30 p.m.. Sunday 1:30-4:30 p.m. Closed Mondays and state holidays. Admission is free.

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