During the nineteenth century, Milton was a significant ship building area and the principal inland port for passengers and trade between Sussex County, Delaware and the major urban areas of Philadelphia and New York. The Milton Historical Society is chalked full of so much Milton memorabilia that you're sure to work up a big thirst. Head to Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Tour in Milton. Tours of Dogfish Head Brewery include sampling, a guided tour, and even a chance to get all your beer and merchandise needs met in the on-site gift shop!
The Rehoboth Art League is located in "The Homestead," a historic house constructed in 1743 by Peter Marsh. The property is on the National Register of Historic Places, and is one of the oldest houses in Rehoboth Beach. Take this historic opportunity to pair the fine and performing arts with the tasty art of the brewer.
No brewery in Delaware is more devoted to history than the 16 Mile Brewery in Georgetown. In fact, there are Delaware landmarks pictured on every bottle they produce! Be sure to check out the Overfalls Maritime Museum! The LV 118, known as the Lightship Overfalls, was the last lightship commissioned by the office of U.S. Lighthouse Services. Built before World War II, the lightship is open to the public for guided tours. The Lightship Overfalls is docked in the Lewes/Rehoboth Canal north of the Savannah Road bridge.
Nassau Valley Vineyards was Delaware's first "farm winery," where grapes are grown, produced into wine and sold all in the same location. They offer a grape self-guided tour of their own wine history museum. But don't let that stop you from visiting the many truly historic houses managed by the Lewes Historical Society that date back hundreds of years!
So you tasted a little more grape than you should have! What you need is a lighthouse to point the way home. Lucky for you Fenwick Island boasts one of the most picturesque and historic lighthouses on the east coast. Don't forget to stop by Fenwick Wine Cellars for a wine tasting and a memorable experience.
Evolution Craft Brewery is one of the newest breweries in Delaware- Situated right on the border between Delaware and Maryland. Take a trip over the Indian River Bridge Inlet to visit the Indian River Lifesaving Station Museum. Originally constructed in 1879, this historic landmark has been restored by the Delaware Seashore Preservation Foundation, and is now open to the public as a state-of-the-art learning center and museum.