Historic Lewes

Located at Cape Henlopen, where the Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean meet, Lewes is home to trials, beaches on both sides of the Cape, nature preserves, Cape Henlopen State Park and the historic Lewes Canal.

Natural beauty is just part of the Lewes experience. Visitors to town soon discover the charm of the historic district.

You’ll find yourself roaming the streets in this historic town, founded by the Dutch in 1631, in search events, museums, unique shops and boutiques and great food.

A short walk from the beaches and the historic district, visitors will find a bustling canal filled with sights, sounds and more great food.