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 13, 2017 - 6:30pm
September 14, 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 14, 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 14, 2017 - 6:00pm
Before the invention of pharmaceuticals what did our ancestors do when they got sick? Join us to find out. Our focus will be on tinctures...just one of the many nethods our ancestors employed using plants to help those who were sick. Learn what a tincture is and which plants can be used to make them. Participants will make a tincture that they can take home with them. DNS Members $5. Others: $10.
September 14, 2017 - 7:00pm
Author and presenter Mike Morgan returns to the Rehoboth Beach Museum with a talk on the Storm of '62 on the Delaware coast. Mike's lectures are always filled, so call early to reserve a spot. $5 suggested donation. Call 302-227-7310 to reserve a seat. Read more here...
September 15, 2017 - 9:00am
Explore the shorelines of Thompson Island Nature Preserve while paddling on a sit-on-top kayak. A park naturalist will guide participants around the preserve while identifying wildlife and discussing the Native American connections to the land. Previous paddling experience required. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up. Cost $40. Call 302-227-6991.
September 15, 2017 - 10:00am
Fort Miles, located in what is now Cape Henlopen State Park, was a key part of the nation's coastal defense during and after WWII. In September, 2004, Fort Miles was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
September 15, 2017 - 11:00am
Battery 519 began construction 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. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-644-5007. $5 pp.
September 15, 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 15, 2017 - 5:00pm
Enjoy the baldycypress swamp on our leisurely boat tour of Trap Pond. We will talk about one of our most famous residents, the baldycypress tree. Space is limited. Trips are filled on a first-come, first-served basis unless otherwise stated. Meet at the Boathouse. $6 for adults, $3 for children 12 and under.