Lewes' Can't-Miss Attractions

Quiet and dignified, charming and friendly, Lewes is perhaps the most beloved town in Delaware. It's a perennial favorite for travelers who savor quiet strolls on boutique-filled streets or relaxing waterfront dining. Discoveries await in this secluded, history-rich treasure of a town.

Lewes historical SocietyHistory & Heritage

  • Fort Miles: Located in Cape Henlopen State Park, Fort Miles preserves World War 2 monuments that reflect the history of the area.
  • Cannonball Maritime House: The Cannonball House is home to the Lewes Historical Society, featuring important pieces of maritime art and memorabilia.
  • City of Lewes: Stroll down streets surrounded by historic buildings and charm knowing others have walked down the same streets before you.

Cape Henlopen daytime lighthouseOutdoor Adventures

  • Cape Henlopen State Park: From beaches to bike trails, Cape Henlopen State Park offers numerous trails for leisurely strolls or observing Delaware's ecosystems. Visit the Nature Center to learn more about Delaware's marine life!
  • Pirate's of Lewes: Climb aboard a pirate ship with your little ones to explore the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal and the pirate's life!
  • Quest Adventures: Paddle board or kayak on the peaceful Delaware Bay to explore salt air, sunny skies and lighthouse views. 
  • Angler's Fishing Center: Along the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal, find fishing supplies and various boats and charters ready to take you out to sea! Visit Angler's Fishing Center for family-friendly fishing adventures.
  • Cape Water Tours and Taxi: Take a tour through Delaware's southern waterways during a daytime eco-tour or an evening sunset cruise. Keep your eyes open for dolphin fins and jumping fish!

Downtown Lewes Antique stories outsideShopping & Dining

  • Downtown Lewes: Explore historic Lewes for coastal boutiques, gift shops and more! Second Street is home to adorable shops.
  • Tanger Outlets: Just a short drive away are the Tanger Outlets, known for offering top brands with great deals. 
  • Lefty's Alley and Eats: This family-friendly establishment serves great food and great fun! Try bowling, laser tag and more!
  • Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal: Grab a bite or a drink at the Lewes Ferry Terminal as you watch the ferry dock from and depart for its trips to Cape May!