The Historic District of Lewes, Delaware features many fine Victorian Homes and houses and commercial buildings dating as far back as the early 1700s. The downtown commercial areas of Pilottown Road (Front Street), and Second Street are all situated inside the historic district.

The Lewes Historic District is bordered on the east by the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal. Other boundaries are harder to describe and are easier illustrated than described. This Map of Lewes (paper copies are available at The Lee Ann Wilkinson Group office and also at the Lewes Chamber of Commerce) shows the historic district highlighted in green.

Take an aerial tour for a better view!

Shipcarpenter Square, which sits in the Historic District and borders Burton's Subdivision is made up of historic homes and re-purposed historic buildings which have been moved to their location from other parts of the state.

The Lewes Historical Society Complex sits adjacent to Shipcarpenter Square on 110 Shipcarpenter Street. The complex features many historic structures from the 18th and early 19th centuries including an old schoolhouse, doctor's office, country store and blacksmith shop. The Lewes Historical Society is the guardian of several other museums inside the Historic District as well, including the Cannonball House and the Lewes Life Saving Station in the Lewes Canalfront Park.

The Historic Lewes Farmer's Market is held on the grounds of the Lewes Historical Society, at their complex on most Saturday mornings from 8 am to noon, Memorial Day weekend through the last weekend in October.

The Zwanandael Museum, perhaps one of Lewes' better known museums, is owned and operated by the State of the Delaware.

The Lewes Canalfront Park, dedicated in 2009, is also part of the historic district. The park features a friendly "seaside theme" playground, tennis courts, ballpark, pier, gazebo and gardens all easy accessible to residents and visitors.

Historic District Real Estate Listings

208 3rd Street, Lewes, DE

$1,100,000

Bedrooms: 4
Full Baths: 4
MLS Number: 710408

Stand The Test Of Time In Historic Downtown Lewes! Rich History & Remarkable Style Are The Hallmarks Of This Stand-out Historic Lewes Home. The Story Begins In The 1730s: Colonial Saltbox Architectural Design With Post & Beam Construction, The Home Originally Housed A Tavern, And A Central Chimney Served Four Fireplaces In The Original Rooms. Remarkable “chapters” In Following Centuries Have Added Depth Of Style & Modern Luxury To The Exposed Brick & Beams And Gorgeous Floors. Today, An Entertaining-friendly Circular Traffic Pattern On The 1st Floor Includes An Updated Kitchen With Stainless Appliances, Three Sinks And A Five-burner Gas Range, Open To The Great Room. 4 Bedrooms, Including 2nd Floor Master Suite With Walk-in Closet, Spa-like Bath, & Private Rear Deck Overlooking The Beautiful Private Yard With In-ground Pool Add To The Modern Attraction. This Gem Has Been A Favorite On Both The Lewes Christmas Tour & The Lewes Garden Tour, And Will Undoubtedly Be A Favorite Of Yours!

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308 Pilottown Road, Lewes, DE

$995,000

Bedrooms: 5
Full Baths: 3
Half Baths: 1
MLS Number: 708103

Lasting Historical Perspective! Discover Enormous Potential & Local Lewes History Inherent To This Canal Front Gem. Since The 1700’s, This Member Of The National Registry Of Historic Places Has Witnessed The Evolution Of De’s First Town From Its Premier Vantage Point Along The Lewes-rehoboth Canal. Since The Time Of Its Original Owner, Cornelius Wiltbank (centuries Ago), Home Has Evolved W/our Vibrant Town Yet Kept Innate Character. Today It’s “twice As Nice” With 5br, 3.5 Ba Total, Configured As 2 Separate/fully Functional Residential Units In The Lewes Historic District (one 3br, 2ba; Other Is 2br, 1.5ba). Enjoy One; Rent The Other - Or Create The Ideal Family Living Scenario! Home Exudes Authentic Charm W/hardwoods, Exposed Wood Beams, Recent Hvac/window Updates, Finished 3rd Floor Attic/loft Space. Separate Carriage House Offers More Storage Nestled In Charming Landscaped Yard. Park 4-5 Cars In The Driveway, Walk/bike To Town & Take Part In The Ongoing Historical Lewes Story!

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23 Shipcarpenter Square, Lewes, DE

$995,000

Bedrooms: 3
Full Baths: 3
MLS Number: 707146

The Reason You Love Lewes! Colonial Style And Character Emanate From Every Inch Of This Remarkable Renovation On Unique Shipcarpenter Square – Quintessentially “lewes.” This Picture-perfect Gem Blends 19th Century Charm Seamlessly With 21st Century Comforts. Flawless Style Shines Throughout, From The Gourmet Kitchen With Granite Countertops And Stainless Steel Appliances To The First-floor Master Suite With Walk-in Closets, Gas Fireplace, And More. Original Allure Comes Through The Architecture, Wood-burning Fireplace And Exposed Brick. Impressive Landscaping Makes Outdoor Living Easy, Too – All Just Steps To Dining, Shopping, And Recreation In Historic Downtown Lewes And The Beach!

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139 Franklin Avenue, Lewes, DE

$699,900

Bedrooms: 5
Full Baths: 2
Half Baths: 1
MLS Number: 708867

Double The Investment! Ideal, In-town Lewes 3br Colonial Farm House With Attached 2br, Fully Outfitted Apartment. Live In One, And Rent Out The Other! Features Hardwood Floors, Exposed Brick Accents, Spacious Rooms With High Ceilings, And More! All Within A Couple Blocks Away From Downtown Lewes Shopping & Dining, And Only Minutes Away From The Beach And Coastal Highway!

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433 Kings Highway, Lewes, DE

$679,900

Bedrooms: 4
Full Baths: 2
Half Baths: 1
MLS Number: 707593

Restoration Farmhouse! Classic Farmhouse Style Is Reborn In This Fabulous Lewes Historic District Home! Gorgeous Hardwood Floors, Updated Kitchen And Baths, And Preserved Architectural Details Compliment This Stylish 4br, 2.5ba Gem. Dine With Friends And Family On The Huge Rear Screened Porch. Relax Overlooking The Charming, Landscaped Yard. A Back Yard Studio With Water, Heat And A/c Is The Perfect Getaway Spot For Hobbies Or A Kids' Playroom. Everything You Want -and More- Just Steps From Downtown Shopping/dining, The New Library And Bike Trail Head!

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340 Savannah Road, Lewes, DE

$599,900

Bedrooms: 3
Full Baths: 2
Half Baths: 1
MLS Number: 709551

Exceptional Renovation! Exhale And Relax As You Walk Through The Door Of This Gorgeous, Beautifully Renovated Historic Lewes Home. Classic Victorian Architecture Shines Through This 3-bedroom Home’s Generously Sized Rooms, Rich Refinished Hardwood Flooring And Tile, And First-floor Master Bedroom. The Bright, Fully Upgraded Kitchen Showcases Granite Counters, Stainless Steel Appliances And Tile Back-splash. Historic-era Touches Enhance Character, Including Exposed Wood Beams And Exposed Brick Accents. Enjoy Modern Luxuries Like Brand New Hvac, Conditioned Crawl Space, And More. Outside, Enjoy A Large And Private Backyard, Rear Screened Porch, And Attached Outbuilding For Extra Storage. This Must-see Is Walking Distance To The Bay, Beaches, And Everything Downtown Lewes Offers!

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207 Fourth, Lewes, DE

$599,900

Bedrooms: 4
Full Baths: 2
Half Baths: 1
MLS Number: 703424

Heart Of History Embrace This Opportunity To Secure Your Place In The History Of Downtown Lewes. Historic, Mid-19th Century Colonial Charm And Present-day Amenities Converge In This Classic Home. Restoration Showcases The Characteristic Details Of Exposed Wood Beams, Plank Pine Wood Floors, Built-ins And Period Architecture. Enjoy Modern Conveniences Like A First-floor Master Bedroom, Spacious Rooms, Vaulted Ceilings, And More. The Private, Landscaped Yard And Relaxing Screened Porch Are Showpieces Of The Property And Are Sure To Become Favorite Escapes. Walk To Shopping, Restaurants, Library, Parks, And The Timeless Delaware Bay!

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609 Savannah Road, Lewes, DE

$499,900

Bedrooms: 3
Full Baths: 1
Half Baths: 1
MLS Number: 708134

On The Market …and Next To The Market! Undeniable Appeal Lies In Living - Or Working - Mere Steps To A Lewes Icon, Lloyd’s Iga! Classic Cedar Shingle Farmhouse In Historic Lewes Offers Ready-made Potential For A Well-located Home Based Business With Its Residential/limited Commercial Zoning. Think Outside The Box And Imagine The Potential! Property Boasts Cape Henlopen Lighthouse Stone Fireplace, Hardwood Floors And Accents Throughout, Country Kitchen With Porcelain Sink, Three Bedrooms, And Fantastic In-town Backyard! Home Sits On A Generous Cleared Lot And Offers So Many Possibilities, From Professional Services To Retail. Walk Everywhere, Including The Beach, Dining And Of Course, Grocery Shopping!

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707 Savannah Rd, Lewes, DE

$439,900

Bedrooms: 3
Full Baths: 2
MLS Number: 710019

In-town Lewes Craftsman-style Home Drawn To Remarkable Detail And Style? Don’t Miss This Charming, Well-built And Beautifully Maintained 1930’s Arts & Crafts Home In-town Lewes. A Stellar Example Of An Era Of Fine Wood Craftsmanship, This Home Also Presents A Prime Opportunity For Your Home-based Business. With 3br And 2ba, The Property Is Zoned Residential/limited Commercial – Offering Ready-made Potential For Living Where Your Work. (art Studio? Retail? Professional Services? So Many Possibilities!) Home Exudes Original Character With A Brick Fireplace, Wood Accents, Solid Wood Doors, Hardwood Flooring, First-floor Master Bedroom, Enclosed Front Porch, Full Unfinished Basement – Even A Long Driveway And Detached 2-car Garage! Just Steps To The Grocery Store, Dining, Shopping, And An Easy Bike Ride Throughout Town And The Beach. It’s A Solid Investment!

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115 Savannah Road, Lewes, DE

$1,799,000

Bedrooms: 3
Full Baths: 3
MLS Number: 706445

Exceptional Design, Ideal Location! Contemporary Meets Lewes Victorian In This Extraordinarily Restored, Three - Story Commercial/residential Property, Enabling Numerous Use Possibilities. The Current Configuration Offers A Modern Two-story Residence Above A 900 Sq. Ft. First Floor, Income-generating Commercial Space. Located In Downtown Lewes, Only Steps To Restaurants, Shopping And Lewes Beach. Original Property Was Pristinely Restored And Expanded With Attention To Every Detail. The Third Level Provides An Expansive Open Living Space Design, Ideal For Entertaining And Featuring An Open Gourmet Kitchen, Saltillo Tile, Arched 11-foot Ceilings, Exposed Ceiling Beams And An Expansive Roof Top Deck With Stunning 360° Views! Three Master Bedroom Suites Have Been Designed With Contemporary Finishes, Ceramic Tiling And Hardwood Flooring Throughout. Additional Features Include A Full Basement, A Three Floor Elevator, Two-car Garage, Tankless Water Heater And 5+ Off-street Parking Spaces.

330 Savannah Road, Lewes, DE

$1,675,000

Bedrooms: 6
Full Baths: 6
Half Baths: 1
MLS Number: 709218

Opportunity Knocks! Lewes's Finest Bed & Breakfast-savannah Inn. Completely Renovated And A Thriving Business Waiting For New Ownership. Approved By City Of Lewes With A Variance As A 5 Room Bed & Breakfast Under A Special Exception To The City Code. Guest Suites All Have A Private Bath. Being Sold Fully Furnished Turn-key. (art Work On Consignment) Live In And Operate This Wonderful Hospitality Operation Steps From All Of Finest Attractions Of This Wonderful Town!

109 Market Street, Lewes, DE

$1,400,000

MLS Number: 708048

Turn Key Opportunity..........downtown Lewes Restaurant, Custom Rental Suite With Full Kitchen,living Room,bedroom And Bath. Also Rental Of Oversized Office Suite With Bath. List Of Inventory On File That Transfers. Custom Suite Fully Furnished. This Property Is The Only Downtown That Provides A Covered Sidewalk. Kitchen Has 80% New Appliances And The Dining Room Has Been Remodeled. The Outside Patio Provides An All Season Seating Area For Dining. Truly A Rare Find!

16 Shipcarpenter Square, Lewes, DE

$950,000

Bedrooms: 4
Full Baths: 3
Half Baths: 1
MLS Number: 705205

Exceptional Historic Home Located In The Desirable Community Of Shipcarpenter Square! Originally Constructed In 1879 By Sea Captain James Orton, This Well Maintained Victorian Home Embodies The Charm And Character Of Historic Lewes. Located On An Oversized Corner Lot Offering Privacy And Ideal Proximity To Downtown Historic Lewes; Only Steps To Dining, Shopping And Numerous Amenities. With Exception To The Remodeled Kitchen Wing And Conservatory, The Home Is Original, As Are The Many Features Including The Hardwood Floors, Ceiling Rosette In The Entrance Hall And The Crown Molding In The Parlor. Features Include A Wood Fireplace, Hardwood Floors Throughout, Expansive Third Floor, Professionally Designed Landscaping, Custom Designed Shed, Oversized Outdoor Shower And The List Goes On! The Community Of Shipcarpenter Square Is Designed With An Inner Ring Road And Common Area For Residences. A Unique Opportunity That Won’t Last Long!

314 Pilottown Road, Lewes, DE

$599,900

Bedrooms: 4
Full Baths: 2
MLS Number: 704118

In-town Lewes! Price Reduced! Home Boasts Colonial Exterior Blended With Contemporary Interior At An Affordable Price. This Charmer Has Historical Merit, Was Renovated In 2013 And Is Located Along Picturesque Pilottown Road. Lot Is Large And Private With Shady Trees In Back. Take Witness To A Walking Town From This Location. Referred To As The ‘shining Jewel’ Walk Across The Street To Lewes-canal Front Park- A Water Front Recreation Area Featuring Parks, Tennis, Basketball, Baseball, Beautiful Gardens And Boat Tours!

105 Fourth Street, Lewes, DE

$395,000

MLS Number: 701419

2400sf Office Building. Ideal For Medical/professional User. Directly Across From Beebe Hospital! Off Street Parking For Five. Three Exam Rooms/offices, Large Waiting Area, Nurse/secretary Station. Separate Entrance To 2nd Story Apt/upstairs Office. New Fence & Int./ext. Paint. Owner Will Lease. See Mls # 619868.

113 Beebe Avenue, Lewes, DE

$349,900

Bedrooms: 3
Full Baths: 1
MLS Number: 704204

This Craftsman-styled Home, Located On A Quiet Street In The Highly Desirable Lewes Historic District, Is Currently The Lowest-priced Residence In The District. Built In Circa 1920, It Qualifies As A "contributing Structure" Within The Lewes Historic District. Repairs And Additions Must Conform To The District's Guidelines. Downtown Lewes’ Restaurants And Shops Are A Five-minute Walk, The Beebe Healthcare Campus Is Only A Block Away, And Lewes Beach Is Less Than A Mile. One Of Delaware’s “jewels”, Henlopen State Park, Is A Five-minute Drive. The Property Also Contains A Detached One-car Garage And Off-street Parking For At Least Two Cars, A Bonus In The City Of Lewes. The Home Is Being Sold "as Is" And All Inspections Are For Buyers' Information Only. Don’t Miss This Great Opportunity To Own A Residence In The Historic District And To Begin Taking Advantage Of All The Things That The City Of Lewes And The Coastal Area Of Sussex County Have To Offer.

119 Third Street, Suite 10, Lewes, DE

$550

MLS Number: 707089

New Office Suites For Lease In Downtown Lewes. 2nd Floor, Building Has An Elevator. These Are Individual 1-room Office Suites. Rent Includes All Utilities. Great Location In The Heart Of The Shopping District In Lewes.

119 Third Street, Suite 11, Lewes, DE

$550

MLS Number: 613542

New Office Suites For Lease In Downtown Lewes. 2nd Floor, Building Has An Elevator. These Are Individual 1-room Office Suites. Rent Includes All Utilities. Great Location In The Heart Of The Shopping District In Lewes.

119 Third Street, Suite 8, Lewes, DE

$450

MLS Number: 613549

New Office Suites For Lease In Downtown Lewes. 2nd Floor, Building Has An Elevator. These Are Individual 1-room Office Suites. Rent Includes All Utilities. Great Location In The Heart Of The Shopping District In Lewes.

119 Third Street, Suite 6, Lewes, DE

$425

MLS Number: 613547

New Office Suites For Lease In Downtown Lewes. 2nd Floor, Building Has An Elevator. These Are Individual 1-room Office Suites. Rent Includes All Utilities. Great Location In The Heart Of The Shopping District In Lewes.

119 Third Street, Suite 3, Lewes, DE

$375

MLS Number: 620348

New Office Suites For Lease In Downtown Lewes. 2nd Floor, Building Has An Elevator. These Are Individual 1-room Office Suites. Rent Includes All Utilities. Great Location In The Heart Of The Shopping District In Lewes.

119 Third Street, Suite 5, Lewes, DE

$375

MLS Number: 613546

New Office Suites For Lease In Downtown Lewes. 2nd Floor, Building Has An Elevator. These Are Individual 1-room Office Suites. Rent Includes All Utilities. Great Location In The Heart Of The Shopping District In Lewes.

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