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Zwaanendael Museum

Museums, Galleries and Archives (State-Funded Historical Museums/Archives)


The Zwaanendael Museum was established in 1931 in Lewes, Delaware to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the first European settlement in the state in 1631. The museum is dedicated to preserving and interpreting the local maritime, military and social history. Topics of the exhibits include shipwrecks, lighthouses, and the British bombardment of during the War of 1812.

The Zwaanendael Museum
View inside the museum


102 Kings Highway
Lewes, DE 0
Phone Number
(302) 645-1148
April 1 through October 31 Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sunday, 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. November 1 through March 31 Wednesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
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This location was created on 2015-07-08 by Ben M. .   It was last updated on 2015-07-08 by Ben M. .

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