Zwaanendael Museum

This museum commemorates the founding of Delaware's first European settlement by the Dutch in 1631, and highlights Lewes-area maritime and social history. On display are artifacts from the DeBraak, an 18th century warship and a significant source of information about historical shipbuilding. Other exhibits cover the material culture of life at sea, sailor’s-art, and the other goods and oddities sailors brought home from their journeys. Young learners can engage in hands-on activities to explore how trade shaped the colonial world. Groups can learn about the historical contexts of trade economy, through activities investigating primary sources, tools, and goods.
 
Contact Info 
Address: 102 Kings Hwy., Lewes, Delaware 19958. Sussex County. Tel: 302-645-1148. Email: bridget.warner@state.de.us. Website: www.history.delaware.gov. Hrs: Vary.
 
Trip Info  
Grade Level: K-5th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 90 minutes. Cost: Free. 
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Art, Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUTS BADGES IN: Art, Social Studies. 
 

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