Zwwanendael Museum

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

Museum History

More information about the history of Zwaanendael


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.


The first floor of the museum is wheelchair accessible.

Frequently Asked Questions

No, reservations are not required in order to visit the museum.

It is strongly recommended that guests wear a cloth face covering when visiting the museum. Cloth face coverings are required for unvaccinated individuals.

Restrooms are not available at the Zwaanendael Museum. Please use the facilities prior to your arrival.

Tours are self-guided, but museum staff will be on-hand to answer any questions and provide additional information.

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Hours of Operation

Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Hours subject to change.


102 Kings Highway
Lewes, DE 19958

Contact Information

Phone: (302) 645-1148

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