Special message from the Lewes Chamber of Commerce regarding the temporary closure of the Visitors Center: As of March 19, 2020, the Lewes Visitors Center at the Fisher-Martin House will be temporarily closed until further notice. This decision was made based on the President’s Coronavirus Community Mitigation Strategy, the State of Delaware’s Division of Public Heath and recommendations of the City of Lewes to limit the spread of the virus and help protect our community.
A staff person will be available to answer calls and emails daily on the premises. For information or publications, please contact us by email at [email protected] or by calling 302-645-8073 during business hours, Monday through Friday 10 am-4 pm.
We are making our best efforts to keep up with current information on our Calendar of Events (www.LewesChamber.com/events) regarding closures, rescheduling and/or cancellation of events; however, we encourage you to contact the events’ sponsoring organizations directly to confirm that information is most current. You can find organizations’ contact information or website by clicking on the event from the Calendar.
Please enjoy this Virtual Vacation Video created by Southern Delaware Tourism while passing the time before it's safe to travel again. Plan your future visit to Lewes as you browse our website and find so many great things to see and do.
We look forward to your visit to the Lewes Visitors Center when the current situation passes. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
Delawareans with questions about COVID-19 or their exposure risk can call the Division of Public Health's Coronavirus Call Center at 1-866-408-1899, or 711 for individuals who are hearing impaired, from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 am to 4 pm Saturday and Sunday, or email [email protected].
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 founded by the Dutch in 1631. 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.
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 much more!