- Historic Sites
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.