Lewes, Delaware is a popular vacation spot due to its proximity to the beach, historical sites, and outdoor activities.

The town is located on the Delaware Bay and is home to several miles of sandy beaches, which are popular for swimming, sunbathing, and fishing. Additionally, Lewes is steeped in history and is home to several historical sites, such as the Lewes Historical Society Complex, the Zwaanendael Museum, and the Lightship Overfalls.

There are also plenty of outdoor activities in the area, such as hiking, biking, and kayaking. The Cape Henlopen State Park, located just outside of Lewes, offers miles of hiking and biking trails, as well as opportunities for swimming, fishing, and bird watching.

Here is our list of top things to do, and events in Lewes Delaware

Watch the videos, check out the photos, and the current events happening in our coastal Delaware beach town!

Visit the Cape Henlopen State Park, which offers a variety of outdoor activities such as hiking, swimming, and fishing.

  • Q&A
    • Is there an entrance fee?
      • Answer: Cape Henlopen entry cost cars or trucks registered in Delaware are $4 at inland parks and $5 at ocean parks
    • Is Cape Henlopen State Park open year round?
      • Answer: Yes, it sure is! It’s free in the off season too!
    • Is there a boardwalk?
      • Answer: Yes, but not like Rehoboth Beach. The boardwalk is located in Gordons Pond and connects up to Lewes. Great for Bike Riding!

Take a tour of the Lewes Historical Society Complex, which includes several historical buildings and exhibits.

  • About Historic Shipcarpenter Street Campus, taken from the Lewes Historic Society Website > 
    Nestled in the heart of historic Lewes, The Historic Shipcarpenter Street Campus offers 9 historic buildings for you to explore. Highlighting Lewes’s relationship to the sea and dedication to the preservation of historic structures, these museums help to tell the story of Lewes through the centuries since its founding. The Campus includes the Hiram Rodney Burton House (c. 1720, the only building on its original site), the Burton-Ingram House (c. 1785), the Rabbit’s Ferry House (c. 1740), the Thompson Country Store (c. 1800), the Ellegood House and Blacksmith Shop (c. 1790), the Doctor’s Office (c. 1850), and Midway School #178 (c. 1898).
  • Learn more about Historic Lewes in this video:

Go to the Lewes Beach, which is a popular spot for swimming, sunbathing, and fishing.

Visit the Zwaanendael Museum, which is dedicated to the history of Lewes and the surrounding area.

Take a boat tour of the Delaware Bay to see the local wildlife and learn about the area’s history.

Visit the Lightship Overfalls, a historic lighthouse vessel that is now a museum. Learn more on their official website >

Visit the Delaware Breakwater East End Lighthouse, which offers views of the surrounding area.

Go on a dolphin watching tour.

  • https://www.fishlewes.com/

Visit the Lewes Farmers Market, which takes place on Sundays during the summer months, and features local produce, crafts, and live music.

Take a walk or bike ride on the Gordon Pond Trail, which offers beautiful views of the surrounding area.

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Upcoming Events happening in and around Lewes Beach Delaware

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Cape  Henlopen State Park Official Website >