Experience our vast outdoor playgrounds

Scenic waterways, biking, hiking, golf, sailing, fishing and more Scenic waterways, biking, hiking, golf, sailing, fishing and more

Get out and have some fun!

Vibrant businesses on both sides of the canal

Shopping, Dining, Recreation-oriented, Medical, other Services

Find a Chamber business!

Sunrises are just the beginning...

...from the ocean beaches to the historic district...

Plan the rest of your day

Visit our beautiful, family-friendly bay and ocean beaches

5,000-acre State Park, seven unique City parks, wetlands

Get in touch with Nature in Lewes!

Shopping is not just for rainy days at the beach

Unique, one-of-a-kind shops with clothing, gifts, home furnishing, jewelry and more

Tax Free Shopping everyday!

Waterfront Dining One of many options

Coffee shops, Cozy bistros, Casual fine dining

Culinary adventures await!

Lewes - The First Town in the First State

The City of Lewes, Delaware is located where the Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean meet, the area known as Cape Henlopen. The naturally beautiful area with beaches on both the ocean and the bay, trails and nature preserves add to the many reasons to visit this small historic town settled by the Dutch in 1   631. In addition to natural beauty, this charming city offers a wonderful historic district, with architecture dating back to the 17th century, museums, special tours, cozy accommodations, restaurants to please any palate and unique shops and boutiques all within walking distance of each other. The City of Lewes welcomes visitors and locals to enjoy all that Lewes has to offer.

Among the many reasons that people are attracted to Lewes is to experience the many exciting events here. There is something for everyone - year 'round. They offer fun, education, live music and theater, outdoor activities, an independent film festival, an award-winning farmers market, and so mch more! 


The Lewes Visitors Center is located at the Fisher-Martin House at 120 Kings Highway next to the Zwaanendael Museum in Zwaanendael Park.  Contact us by email at [email protected] or by calling 302-645-8073 during business hours, Monday through Friday 10 am-4 pm and from Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day, on Saturdays from 10 am-3pm  and Sundays & holidays from 10 am-2 pm.

Santa Claus arriving by boat in the Lewes Harbor on Small Business Saturday

SANTA CLAUS will soon be at his home in Lewes on Second Street at Bank Street, and has left a letter to the Children of Lewes: 


Parking in Lewes is available on both sides of the canal.

Find out more about Lewes Public Arts 


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Year Round
M-F 10 am - 4 pm

Memorial Day to Labor Day Weekends
Saturdays 10 am - 3 pm
Sundays and Holidays 10 am - 2 pm

Columbus Day Weekend to weekend before Memorial Day
Saturdays and Sundays - closed