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

224 2nd St, Lewes, DE

$999,000

Bedrooms: 4
Full Baths: 3
Half Baths: 1
MLS Number: 712893

Take Center Stage! Amazing Location In The Heart Of Town Puts You Front And Center To Historic Lewes Life! Enjoy Modern, Comfortable Living With 4 Spacious Bedrooms (including A First-floor Master), 3.5 Baths, An Oversized 1-car Garage And Plenty Of Off-street Parking - Perfect For Hosting Guests. Bright And Inviting Farmhouse Style Kitchen Includes Wainscoting Details And Tons Of Cabinet Space. Stroll Down The Street To The Best Dining And Shopping In Town, Or Relax In Privacy On The Screened Porch, Deck And Beautifully Landscaped, Fenced Back Yard. Unbeatable Central Location Grants Easy Access To Everything. Truly A Jewel In Town!

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208 Third Street, Lewes, DE

$995,000

Bedrooms: 4
Full Baths: 4
MLS Number: 710408

Premier Lewes Location! Seize The Best Of Historic Lewes From An Ideal In-town Location, Which Also Boasts One Of The Best-kept Secret Gardens - Complete With An In-ground Pool! Gorgeous Historic Home Sits Just Two Blocks To The Top Dining, Boutique Shopping, And Museums In Town, And Only A Stroll Or Bike-ride To The Scenic Canal, Bay And Beaches. Meticulously Kept Home Features 4+bedrooms, 4 Baths, 4 Fireplaces In The Original Rooms With A Central Chimney, And The Potential For A First-floor Bedroom. Entertain In The Completely Renovated Kitchen With Stainless Appliances, Three Sinks And A Five-burner Gas Ranges, Which Opens To The Great Room. Remarkably Designed, This Home Originally Housed A Tavern And Was Built With Post And Beam Construction, Exposed Brick And Beams, And Reclaimed Wood From Local Ships. A Favorite On The Christmas Tour Of Homes And Lewes Garden Tour, Both For Its Style And Rare Privacy In The Heart Of Town!

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23 Shipcarpenter Square, Lewes, DE

$899,500

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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340 Market Street, Lewes, DE

$849,900

Bedrooms: 4
Full Baths: 3
MLS Number: 711591

Historic Jewel! Fantastically Preserved, Yet Extensively Updated Gorgeous Home In The Heart Of Downtown Historic Lewes! This Property Features A Main Home With 3 Bedrooms, Hardwood Floors, Fireplace, Gourmet Kitchen With Granite Counters & Stainless Steel Appliances, Two Living Rooms, And Two Screened Porches. The Centerpiece Of The Tastefully Landscaped Backyard Is A Beautiful In-ground Pool With Paver Patio, Which Also Serves As A Separation Between The Main Home And The Bonus Detached Guest Quarters: Complete With Wet-bar, Bedroom, Full Bath, And Living Room! A Must-see Within Walking Distance To Downtown Shopping & Dining, And Only A Short Bike Or Drive To The Beach!

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211 Fourth Street, Lewes, DE

$759,900

Bedrooms: 5
Full Baths: 4
MLS Number: 711239

In-town Oasis! Treat Yourself To This Absolutely Fabulous And Perfectly Located Stunner In The Heart Of Lewes! Whether You Long For Charm And History Inherent To “traditional Lewes Homes” Or Crave A Sleeker, Modern Air, This Home Delivers! Renovated 19th Century Home Provides 5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths (including Convenient First- And Second-floor Master Suites), Plus Open, Airy Gathering Spaces. The Just Fully Remodeled Kitchen Is The Jewel In This Crown With Sparkling New Appliances, Counters, Backsplashes And Appointments. The Oasis Extends Outside With A Huge Screened Porch, Private Fenced Yard, And Coveted Off-street Parking In Town. Make Your Move To Historic Lewes And The Beach, And Enjoy The Best Of Both Worlds!

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139 Franklin Avenue, Lewes, DE

$599,900

Bedrooms: 5
Full Baths: 2
Half Baths: 1
MLS Number: 710718

Versatile Lewes Investment Seize The Opportunity For This Ideal, In-town Lewes 3-bedroom Colonial Farm House With An Attached 2-bedroom, Fully Outfitted Apartment. Purchase Both To Live In One, And Rent Out The Other, Or Purchase One And Start Your Beach Life Now! Features Include Hardwood Floors, Exposed Brick Accents, Spacious Rooms With High Ceilings, And More. Traditional Lewes Charm With Modern Comforts Await - All Within A Few Blocks Of Downtown Lewes Shopping, Restaurants, Library And Recreation, And Just Minutes To The Beach And Coastal Highway!

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609 Savannah Road, Lewes, DE

$475,000

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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139 Franklin Avenue, Lewes, DE

$399,900

Bedrooms: 3
Full Baths: 1
Half Baths: 1
MLS Number: 710717

Versatile Lewes Investment Seize The Opportunity For This Ideal, In-town Lewes 3-bedroom Colonial Farm House! An Attached 2-bedroom, Fully Outfitted Apartment Also Available For $599,900 Total. Purchase This Front Unit And Start Beach Life Now; Or Buy Both To Live In One, And Rent Out The Other. Traditional Lewes Charm With Modern Comforts Await - All Within A Few Blocks Of Downtown Lewes Shopping, Restaurants, Library And Recreation, And Just Minutes To The Beach And Coastal Highway!

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115 Savannah Road, Lewes, DE

$1,799,000

Bedrooms: 3
Full Baths: 3
Half Baths: 1
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!

16 Shipcarpenter Square, Lewes, DE

$899,000

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!

340 Savannah, Lewes, DE

$460,000

Bedrooms: 3
Full Baths: 2
MLS Number: 712891

Wow! Newly Constructed 3 Br/2 Bath Home (with First Floor Master) In The Heart Of Lewes For Under $500,000!! Developers' High End Finishes Were Further Enhanced With $25,000 Of Upgrades By The Current Seller And Include Granite, Tile Backsplash, Soft Close Cabinetry, Upscale Stainless Steel Appliances, Hard Wood Downstairs, Tile Bathrooms, Custom Lighting, Crown Molding On Both Floors, Security System And Beautiful Landscaping And Exterior Finishes. Sit On The Charming Front Porch Or Back Screened Porch, Enjoy The Private Back Yard Or Walk To Everything That Lewes Has To Offer. Perfect As A Beach Getaway, Full Time Residence, Or Rental!! Seller Is A Licensed Real Estate Agent.

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 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 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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