Lewes Historical Society Historic Complex Museums

Lewes Historical Society Historic Complex Museums

The Society's museums include 12 historic properties, nine of which are located at the Historic Complex at the intersection of Second & Shipcarpenter Streets. These museums range from the simplicity of the Early Plank House, to the Federal grandeur of the Burton-Ingram House. They range in age from one of the oldest structures in the United States - the Ryves Holt House, c. 1665 - to the Midway School #178, c. 1898. Visitors can see fine Philadelphia furnishings at the Burton-Ingram House, hear tales of maritime adventure at the Lewes Life-Saving Station Boathouse, view priceless treasures of Lewes's seafaring past at the Cannonball House, and experience rural life in 18th century Sussex County at the Rabbit's Ferry House.