Bring your lawn chair or blanket and a picnic dinner to hear Mike Hines and The Look in this beautiful park on the banks of the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal.   A high energy band that plays r&b, hip hop, pop, old school funk; along with a taste of Motown and disco, they’re the ultimate dance band. When they play, nobody sits down. Mike Hines is a consummate showman who sings and dances with...

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Both children and adults enjoy the First State Heritage Park's candlelit walking tours – there’s history, humor, and sorrow in the stories of real people from Delaware’s past centuries.  Join historical interpreters from the First State Heritage Park dressed in colonial attire as they relate the stories of historic Dover. The Dover’s public square was the site of markets and fairs,...

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Bring the family out on a cool summer evening to ride our scenic train during the last light of day. Join us on a 1-hour round-trip train ride to Ashland. This train does not stop or lay over at the Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove. This event is powered by one of our historic diesel locomotives. Departure is at 7:00 pm.

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Both children and adults enjoy the First State Heritage Park's candlelit walking tours – there’s history, humor, and sorrow in the stories of real people from Delaware’s past centuries.  Join historical interpreters from the First State Heritage Park dressed in colonial attire as they relate the stories of historic Dover. The Dover’s public square was the site of markets and fairs,...

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Wild West Robbery

Jul 26, 2015

Guard your valuables, wives, and children! Black Bart and his gang seize the train, but can they outsmart the sheriff and steal the railroad's payroll? It may come down to an old-fashioned shoot-out to decide who keeps it. This is a 2-hour round-trip to the Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove. Departure times are 12:30 and 3 p.m. Reservations are strongly suggested.

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This event occurs daily, every weekday.

Flying pirate ships, houses in the trees, and falling down a rabbit hole. If these tall tales seem to intrigue you, sign up for our Stories Through Art Summer Camp! Create artwork based off of memorable stories to help your favorite books jump off the page. Campers will travel to different teachers throughout the day, focusing on a variety of sties, mediums, and art techniques. The weeklong...

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Both children and adults enjoy the First State Heritage Park's candlelit walking tours – there’s history, humor, and sorrow in the stories of real people from Delaware’s past centuries.  Visit by candlelight, the historic churchyard of Christ Episcopal Church. Encounter characters from the past to hear not only tales of the tombstones, but also tales of joy and sorrow from those who are...

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Antiques Show

Aug 1, 2015

The Lewes Historical Society is celebrating the 52nd Anniversary of its Outdoor Antiques Show on August 1, 2015, at the Lewes Historic Complex at Second and Shipcarpenter Streets in beautiful downtown Lewes. The show begins at 9:00am and lasts until 4:00pm, general admission is $5.00, and children under 12 are free. The proceeds benefit the Society and are used in educational and preservation...

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