All Events

  • September 20, 2017 - 9:00am

    Beginning on June 7, 2017, the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs will offer tours that explore the 18th-century history, artifacts and surviving hull section of His Majesty’s Sloop DeBraak, a British warship that was escorting and protecting a convoy of merchant ships en route to the United States when it was capsized and lost off the Del

  • September 20, 2017 - 10:00am

    Join Abbott's every Wednesday from 10 - 11:30 a.m. as we invite families to explore the great outdoors! Each book-themed week highlights the unique beauty of our trails and historic gristmill. Parents and children will enjoy hands-on nature experiences through stories, activities, and games. Ages 2 - 5 years old; $4 per child for DNS members, $7/child for others. 

  • September 20, 2017 - 2:00pm

    Take a step back through time and explore the history of Life in Lewes. This 60-minute walking tour will guide you through select historic buildings at the Shipcarpenter Street Campus where you will get to see how Lewes grew from a small Dutch settlement to a bustling seashore town.  Availability to buildings may vary based on restoration projects.

  • September 20, 2017 - 6:00pm

    THIS IS A FREE EVENT. NO TICKET IS NEEDED. Donations will be taken at the door. 6:00pm Complimentary vegetarian feast. Kirtan is a form of devotional chanting whose roots go back over 5000 years to India. It is a form of Bhakti Yoga (yoga of devotion) and has the power to open the heart. The singing is accompanied by musical instruments and rhythmic drumming and the audience is encouraged to participate by chanting, clapping, and dancing. You will not be able to resist the urge to join in! In its heartfelt expression kirtan can induce profound states of meditation, bliss, and ecstasy.

  • September 20, 2017 - 6:30pm

    Lewes is rich with historic happenings, legends, and tall-tales, many of them involving a touch of the paranormal. From the founding of Lewes in 1631 and the massacre of its settlement the following year, to the unknown sailors’ cemetery at the Cape May-Lewes Ferry, some residents never seem to depart. This 90-minute walking tour will introduce you to stories of strange happenings in the town of Lewes and visit the Ryves Holt House, and enter one of the most haunted places in Delaware the Cannonball House. Flashlights recommended.

  • September 21, 2017 - 8:30am

    Join Alice Mohrman, Abbott's Education Coordinator, for a guided walk in search of resident and migratory birds. Learn basic bird identification skills while exploring the stream, forest, and field habitats of Abbott's and our Milford Millponds Nature Preserve. All levels of experience welcome, binoculars available for use. Call 302-422-0847. 

  • September 21, 2017 - 9:00am

    Locals and visitors are invited to step on to the Jolly Trolley bus and step back in time as The Rehoboth Beach Museum hosts guided history tours of the city. Tours last approximately 50 minutes and include a welcome from the Reverend Todd, founder of the Rehoboth Camp Meeting Association, and a lady parishioner at the historic Anna Hazzard Tent House.

  • September 21, 2017 - 3:00pm

    Lewes has multiple different architectural styles and building eras.  This 60-minute tour includes an introduction of the historic district and various stylistic elements, with an emphasis on the Victorian era and the homes of some of the important historic personalities and families of Lewes’s past.

  • September 21, 2017 - 6:30pm

    Dedicated to modern films that are soon to be cult classics, we take a look at their source (or sources) of inspiration with the audience. We take the audience for a tour behind the inspiration of the films and show a series of clips that helped to shape them along the way. This month's film is the hilarious cult comedy Wet Hot American Summer with Bradley Cooper, Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd. Venue: Milton Theatre.

  • September 21, 2017 - 6:30pm

    Hike with park staff over the Charles W. Cullen bridge and experience it in all it's glory - when it's illuminated after sunset! Learn about the history of the inlet and the bridge as you stroll to the top of this iconic structure. Pre-registration required. $6 pp. Call 302-227-6991.

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