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Zwaanendael Museum

102 Kings Hwy., Lewes, DE 19958 United States
DE - Sussex County
Phone Number: 302-645-1148
Category: History Museums & Sites

Explore Lewes-area maritime history at this museum, site of the first Dutch settlement in Delaware. You’ll learn how sailors used to lift heavy canvas sails & how people once dressed for the beach. Plus: discover all sorts of sea creatures, from horseshoe crabs to mysterious objects that were found on the beach in 2004. Kidbit: The Zwaanendaal Merman statue is made from fish, hair, ivory and a shrunken monkey head, among other curiosities.


For SpecialKids:
Offers Field Trips?: Yes
Free Admission?: Free
Free/Discounted Museum Days:
Fall Fun:
Parties: No