Lewes

Lewes is an interesting combination of historic bay town (one that maintains some industry on the water), summer resort destination and year-round hub of coastal Sussex—home of the stellar Cape Henlopen School District. It offers easy access to bay beaches in town and ocean beaches at Cape Henlopen State Park. Second Street offers outstanding shopping and dining. And the town offers myriad historic homes, as well as places on Lewes Beach that range from more modern to more funky. Residents—longtimers and newcomers—are equally proud of their town. An active historic society and resident artists help define the vibe.
School District: Cape Henlopen
Taxes: 4.2731
Median home cost: $261,500
Commute: 25
Safety: 2-3
Arts and culture: 4
Shopping and dining: 5
Nightlife: 2

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  • Group Hayrides

    2014.10.10

    Fridays, 6 to 8 p.m. Saturdays, 5 to 8 p.m. October 10, 11, 24, 25, 31 November 1, 7, 8 Wagons leave on the hour Reserve a wagon for...

  • Autumn Hayrides

    2014.10.10

    Fridays, 6 to 8 p.m. Saturdays, 5 to 8 p.m. October 10, 11, 24, 25, 31 November 1, 7, 8 Wagons leave on the hour Reserve a wagon for...

  • Family Photos

    2014.09.28

    Be a part of Children & Families First’s upcoming Family Photo Album. Capture your family’s special moments while helping other families in...

  • Man's Best Friend - The Art of the Dog

    2014.10.10

    Jamie Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth, William Glackens, Frank Schoonover, William Wegman, Robert Jackson, Alex Kanevsky, J. Clayton Bright, and more.  This...

  • Hippo Haven Opens This Summer at Adventure Aquarium!

    2014.05.29

    This summer, Camden’s largest residents, Adventure Aquarium’s hippopotamuses Button and Genny, invite you to join them in their exciting new...

  • Happy Hour!

    2014.09.08

    Happy Hour, 3-7PM! Drink and Food Specials: $3 Food Specials: Empanadas, Queso Frito, Patatas Bravas, Eggplant fries. $5 Food Specials:...

  • Legend Foundation Breast Cancer Gala

    2014.10.24

    Join us to raise money for fellow Delawareans who are fighting breast cancer. Wear your pink and come join the fun at the Breast Cancer Gala!...

  • Mystery at the Mansion: “The Curse of Haro the Pharaoh”

    2014.10.24

    Unravel the mystery surrounding the discovery of the Egyptian tomb of Haro the Pharaoh.   Set in the 1920’s Judge Morris Estate, the newly...

  • Monthly Screening Series, "The Lunchbox"

    2014.10.24

    For October’s monthly screening, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society will present the romantic Mumbai drama, “The Lunchbox.”  The screening...

  • Hauntings in History Walking Tours in Old New Castle

    2014.10.17

    Hauntings in History Walking Tours Fridays & Saturdays, October 17, 18, 24 & 25 at 7:00, 7:30 & 8:30 p.m. If you are brave enough to explore the...

  • Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo

    2014.10.24

    Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo are two of the most extraordinary guitarists performing before the public today. Frank Vignola’s stunning...

  • Portable Fire: A History of Match Safes

    2014.09.13

    These ain’t your granddad’s matchboxes—check out 60 rare examples of decadent 19th-century cases.

  • Pumpkin Playground

    2014.09.27

    Better hurry--Halloween is coming quick. And on October 31, it’s your last chance to come get dirty in the pumpkin patch before this...

  • Owl Prowls

    2014.10.08

    Wednesday, October 8th (Total Lunar Eclipse!) 6:30 p.m. Friday, November 21st 6 p.m. Following an introduction to the owls of Northern...

  • Exalted Nature: The Real and Fantastic World of Charles Burchfield

    2014.08.23

    Charles Burchfield was one of the leading American artists of the 20th century. His vibrant landscapes steal the spotlight in this exhibition.

  • Falling in Love with Art

    2014.09.30

    At Mispillion Art League’s biggest show of the year, the message is clear—love is art.

  • American Idols

    2014.07.05

    John Moran presents glass sculptures of presidential busts, recast as heroes of American reality television.

  • Harvest Market

    2014.09.20

    From honey and apples to pottery and handcrafted jewelry, regional artisans showcase their crafts in the courtyard of the Brandywine River...

  • Fiddler on the Roof

    2014.09.12

    The Candlelight Theatre has some celebrating to do: Its 10-year anniversary is this season. What better way to honor that than with one of the...

  • Costumes of Downton Abbey

    2014.04.01

    The Crawleys are skipping the Atlantic—well, their clothes are. If you’re anything like us, you’re having trouble thinking of...


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