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The museum commemorates Delaware’s first European colony, Swanendael, established by the Dutch in 1631. This museum serves as a showcase for the Lewes area’s maritime, military, and social history.

102 Kings Highway
Lewes, DE 19958.
Contact Information
Phone: (302) 645-1148
Email: Bridget Warner, Site Supervisor
Hours of Operation
April 1 – October 31
Tuesday-Saturday / 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Sunday / 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m

Off Season Hours of Operation
November 1 – March 31
Wednesday-Saturday / 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Sunday / Closed
Closed on state holidays with the exception of Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor Day. Hours subject to change.
The museum is open to the public and admission is free. Donations are accepted.
Street parking is available in downtown Lewes within walking distance of the museum.
Disabled Access
The first floor of the museum is accessible to people with disabilities.
Museum Tours

Tours of the museum are available throughout the day. However, tours for large groups require prior reservations. Please contact the museum at (302) 645-1148 to schedule a group tour. For more information on group tours and museum activies go to our Group Tours and our Museum Activities pages.

Museum History
More information about the history of Zwaanendael

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