All Events

  • July 24, 2017 - 1:00pm

    Journey through Lewes’s salty past while learning of the explorers who first put Lewes on the map, the pirates that sailed the local waters, and the brave United States Life-Saving Servicemen who rescued victims from perilous shipwrecks. This 60-minute walking tour includes admission to both the Lewes Life-Saving Station and the Cannonball House Maritime Museum (availability to buildings may be based on restoration projects).

  • July 24, 2017 - 3:30pm

    Join a knowledgeable Lewes Historical Society guide on board the Cape Water Tours for a cruise along Lewes's waterways. Journey back in time into Lewes’s maritime past. Hear about the important role of the Delaware Breakwater and the history of its construction. Get an up close photographic opportunity of the 1855 East End Lighthouse, a long-time local landmark.

  • July 24, 2017 - 7:00pm

    Bring your family, beach chair and some snacks to the beach at Dagsworthy St. in Dewey for a movie!

  • July 24, 2017 - 7:00pm

    Join a park naturalist at the south campground amphitheater for a fun and informative program about the natural and cultural resources of the park. Topics may range from critters of the campground to the history of the Indian River Inlet. Park at the South Inlet Day Area. FREE.

  • July 25, 2017 - 7:00am

    ***Program start time varies with tides. Call for start time***

    This one-mile paddling trip is perfect for those who don't want to take the full 2.5 mile kayak tour. Participants will receive thorough paddling instruction and enjoy a leisurely pace, perfect for wildlife viewing and novice paddlers. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. $25 pp. Call 302-227-6991.

  • July 25, 2017 - 8:30am

    Join our historical interpreters for a morning walk of the Fort Miles Artillery Park. Learn more about the different artillery pieces that helped protect the entrance of the Delaware Bay. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Limit 30. Please call 302-644-5007 to pre-register. FREE.

  • July 25, 2017 - 9:30am

    Discover why the bottle-nosed dolphin swims off our beaches and then search for them from our shore overlook. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration required by calling 302-645-6852. $2 pp.

  • July 25, 2017 - 10:00am

    Calling all children ages 8 - 12 looking for fun and learning games about the history of Fort Miles. .Carry out hand signals, concealment exercises, code breaking, making firing trajectories and much more! Limite 12. Pre-registration required by calling 302-644-5007.

    Towers & Gunners: July 4, August 1

    Code Breakers: June 20, July 11, August 8

    Parachutes of Freedom: July 18, August 15, August 22

    Cover & Conceal: June 27, July 25, August 29


  • July 25, 2017 - 10:00am

    Learn about the heroic surfmen of the U.S. Life-Saving Service who responded to thousands of shipwrecks along the Atlantic seaboard. These ships carried a variety of cargo - some of which still washes up on the beach today! Use modern GPS technology to locate "buried treasure" on the beach. Pre-registration required. Limit one adult per child. Ages 5 and up. $6 per child. Call 302-227-6991.

  • July 25, 2017 - 11:00am

    Construction on Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-644-5007. $5 pp.