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

103 Shipcarpenter St, Lewes, DE

$1,699,900

Bedrooms: 6
Full Baths: 3
Half Baths: 2
MLS Number: 717452

Tap Into Beach Life At This Rare & Distinctive In-town Lewes Compound! Experience The Strong Sense Of Place And Tangible Personality In This Established Lewes Homestead On The Lewes-rehoboth Canal. The Unique Opportunity Is Twofold: A Traditional, Spacious Farmhouse Style Home Plus A New, Well-appointed Guest House And Garage On The Adjacent Lot. The Distinguished And Welcoming Main Home Boasts 5 Bedrooms, Exposed Wood Beams, Extensive Built-in Bookcases And Shelves, An Open Floor Plan With Slate-backed Wood Burning Stove, Gallery Lighting, Farmhouse Kitchen With Center Island, Farm Sink, Stainless Appliances, Wainscoting - Even A Kegerator! Crisply Appointed Guest House Features Brand New Kitchen, Stacked Stone Wood Burning Stove, And Spiral Staircase To A Spacious Bedroom. Together, Homes Offer Canal Views, Intimate Gardens/patios, And Lush Lewes-worthy Landscaping. “in Summer, The Song Sings Itself,” And In Lewes, A Property You Definitely Should Not Miss!

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330 Savannah Rd, Lewes, DE

$1,595,000

Bedrooms: 6
Full Baths: 6
Half Baths: 2
MLS Number: 716552

Discerning Hosts & Aspiring Innkeepers! Revel In The Opportunity Of This Recently Renovated, Turn-of-the-century, And Turn-key Brick Victorian Home. Perfectly Blending ‘old And New,’ Home’s Historic Charm And Contemporary Comforts Reside Together In Fantastic Downtown Historic Lewes. Enjoy The Spaciousness Of Six Bedrooms, Six Full Bathrooms With Custom Showers And Unique Stone Floors, And Two Half Baths. Perfect Venue For An Aspiring Innkeeper Or Private Host Who Brings Family Together! Currently Operates As A Five-star Bed & Breakfast: Www.savannahinnlewes.com. Modern Amenities Include On-demand Hot Water, Steam Shower, Cambria Quartz Countertops, Surround Sound Bose Stereo System In Both Main House And Out Building, Paver Patio And Walkways, Low-maintenance Hardiplank Siding. Large Out Building Can Be Used For Workshops, Business Meetings, Intimate Receptions Or Family Reunions. Ideal Opportunity Offered Below Appraised Value! Craft, Create And Entertain At The Beach!

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421 3rd Street, Lewes, DE

$849,900

Bedrooms: 4
Full Baths: 3
Half Baths: 1
MLS Number: 717555

New In-town Historic Lewes Construction Presented By Ron Coffin Builders! This Brand New 4 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath Duplex Is The Perfect Beach Getaway Or Year-round Home! Features A Fantastic Spacious Floor Plan With Gas Fireplace, Oak Hardwood Flooring Throughout, First & Second Floor Masters, 2nd Floor Den, And Plenty Of Options To Customize! Exterior Offers Plenty Of Room For Seasonal Enjoyment With Front Porch, Side Screened Porch, Rear Deck, Outside Shower And Generously Sized Backyard! Walk Or Bike To The Beach, And Downtown Lewes Shopping And Dining. Great Opportunity - Call Today!

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421 3rd Street, Lewes, DE

$849,900

Bedrooms: 4
Full Baths: 3
Half Baths: 1
MLS Number: 717558

New In-town Historic Lewes Construction Presented By Ron Coffin Builders! This Brand New 4 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath Duplex Is The Perfect Beach Getaway Or Year-round Home! Features A Fantastic Spacious Floor Plan With Gas Fireplace, Oak Hardwood Flooring Throughout, First & Second Floor Masters, 2nd Floor Den, And Plenty Of Options To Customize! Exterior Offers Plenty Of Room For Seasonal Enjoyment With Front Porch, Side Screened Porch, Rear Deck, Outside Shower And Generously Sized Backyard! Walk Or Bike To The Beach, And Downtown Lewes Shopping And Dining. Great Opportunity - Call Today!

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224 2nd St, Lewes, DE

$849,900

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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342 Savannah Rd, Lewes, DE

$669,000

Bedrooms: 5
Full Baths: 4
Half Baths: 1
MLS Number: 715559

Brand New In Downtown Lewes! New Construction, 5 Bedroom, 4.5 Bath Spacious Home Featuring An Open Floor Plan, Hardwood Floors, Granite Countertops, Stainless Steel Appliances, 3 Master Suites Including A First Floor Master, Walk-in Closets, Screened Porch And Much More. Just A Short Walk To All The Attractions, Dining, And Shopping Of Downtown Lewes And A Quick Bike Ride To The Beach! Live In Town, Call Today!

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342 Savannah Rd, Lewes, DE

$629,000

Bedrooms: 4
Full Baths: 3
Half Baths: 1
MLS Number: 715460

Newly Renovated In Town In Style And In Town! Fall In Love With This Completely Updated, Spacious Historic Lewes Home With 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, And An Unbeatable Location That’s Walkable To All In-town Lewes Attractions! Home Features A Brand-new Granite Kitchen With Stainless Steel Appliances And Functional Island, The Original Hardwood Floors, First- And Second-floor Master Bedrooms, Floored Third Floor Attic That Could Be Used As An Extra Bedroom, Loft Or For Storage. So Close To Shopping, Dining, Library And The Beach. Truly A Beautiful, Move-in Ready Opportunity In Fantastic Downtown Lewes!

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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.

420 Kings Highway, Lewes, DE

$959,000

Bedrooms: 4
Full Baths: 3
Half Baths: 1
MLS Number: 717494

The Coleman House, Circa 1812, Is Listed On The National Register Of Historic Places And Offers A Rare Opportunity To Own A Piece Of History In “the First Town In The First State.” Enchanting Four Bedroom Colonial With Modern Updates Including A Lovely First Floor Master Suite With A Sitting Room And Screened Porch. The Spacious Grand Living Room Boasts Wide Plank Hardwoods And A Handsome Fireplace. The Welcoming Floor Plan Marries The “old And The New” Seamlessly With A Formal Dining Room, Modern Country Kitchen With A Brick Hearth Fireplace, Library, Sitting Room, Powder Room And Laundry. The Second Floor Features Three Guest Rooms, A Laundry Room And Two Full Baths. Enjoy The Charming Brick Pathways, Gardens, And Detached Two Car Garage On An Invaluable Oversized .40 Acre Lot In The Heart Of Downtown Lewes’s Historic District.

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!

315 Market, Lewes, DE

$849,500

Bedrooms: 3
Full Baths: 3
MLS Number: 714943

Have It All -- Close To Everything With A Private Garden Oasis: This Lovingly Maintained 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath Home In The Heart Of Downtown Lewes Melds Historic Charm With Modern Livability. This Property Features Open Living Spaces That Are Perfect For Entertaining, A Large Master Retreat With Two Closets, Off Street Parking And A Lush, Easy Care Shade Garden Along With Large Deck, Hot Tub And Retractable Awning. Original Construction Circa 1900 With Complete Remodel In 1985 And Master Suite Addition In 2002. See Additional Property Features Attached To Mls.

113 Dewey Avenue, Lewes, DE

$649,900

Bedrooms: 3
Full Baths: 2
Half Baths: 1
MLS Number: 717090

This Recently Renovated Lewes Victorian Exudes So Much Charm With Exposed Beams, Hardwood Floors, And A Beautifully Landscaped Fenced Yard With A Brick Patio. Recent Improvements Include New Hvac Downstairs, Tankless Hot Water Heater, Encapsulated Crawlspace W/ An Automatic Dehumidifier, And Remodeled Bathrooms. The Loft Upstairs Is Decorated With A Nautical Look That Includes Custom Built-in Beds. And The Location: Walk Into Town To Shops And Restaurants. A Short Walk Or Bike Ride Will Take You To The New Junction And Breakwater Trail That Connects Lewes And Rehoboth. And Then There's The Beach....

401 Kings Hwy, Lewes, DE

$649,900

Bedrooms: 4
Full Baths: 2
MLS Number: 715912

Harken Back To The Early Days Of The “first Town In The First State,” In This Classic Italianate-style Home On King’s Highway. Featuring 4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms And More Than 3,300-square-feet Of Living Space On A Corner Lot, This Historic Home Was Built In The Late 19th Century And Features Many Architectural Elements Of That Time, Including A Wraparound Porch, Upper Eaves And Inlaid Wooden Floors. As With The Home On King’s Highway, Homes Built In The Italianate Style Featured Many Characteristics Of The Italian Renaissance, Including Emphatic Eaves Supported By Corbels And Low-pitched Roofs. If Only It’s Walls Could Talk, The Stories This Home Could Tell. If You Want A Home In Southern Delaware’s Most Historic Town, This Property On King’s Highway Is A Rare Find Indeed.

113 Beebe Avenue, Lewes, DE

$310,900

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.

What our customers think...

We worked with Garrett King over a period of a few months, both long-distance and in Lewes.  He was wonderful - obviously listened to what we were looking for - intuitive as well. He led us to our new home!
- T. and M. Browning