Cannonball House

Cannonball House, Lewes - omdömen

Cannonball House
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AlpinerHut
Chantilly, VA1 226 inlägg
juli 2021
The main attraction here is not the Lewes Maritime Museum but the cannonball stuck in the building's foundation -- the cannonball that gives the museum its more popular name: Cannonball House.

I have my suspicions about that cannonball though.

The house, built circa 1765, was hit by a cannonball when the British bombarded Lewes, Del., in 1813 during the War of 1812. (Confusing, isn't it?) The Lewes Historical Society website says visitors come to town "seeking the famous house with a cannonball still in its side," implying that the cannonball in the foundation is the ORIGINAL cannonball. But the Society's sign on the building says the cannonball "shows where a cannonball struck," implying this is NOT the actual cannonball. Your choice, I guess, but I don't believe the British managed to lodge a cannonball in the foundation without doing any damage!

TIPS:

--Oh, yes. There IS a maritime museum here (I didn't go in). $5 admission fee, which also gets you into other Lewes Historical Society sites such as the Ryves Holt House (see my review, "Delaware's oldest house"). FYI: There are displays in the yard behind the museum that are somewhat visible without paying the fee.

--Mary Vessels Park, just down Front Street, is a great place to relax after visiting the museum (see my review, "Beautiful gazebo").
Skriftlig 20 juli 2021
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BillF20639
Lusby, MD83 inlägg
juni 2021
This historic house offers three interesting collections on piloting the Delaware Bay and Rive, on the former menhaden fishing industry, and on Lewes' role in the War of 1812. The latter exhibit will help schoolchildren and their parents understand the reason for the US' declaration of war again Great Britain and gives a glimpse of life aboard ship in that era.
Skriftlig 2 juli 2021
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Jfk08865
Lopatcong, NJ101 inlägg
okt. 2020 • Par
The cannonball house is small and wont take long to explore. The folks working there obviously love their job. I wish I could remember the fellows name, because he gave us a 20 minute introduction, answered all our questions and suggested what to visit. Incredibly helpful!
Skriftlig 1 oktober 2020
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Colleen C
Troy, NY1 543 inlägg
jan. 2020
This maritime museum was closed when we visited it in winter but I think as many others do to you go there to see (literally) a piece of history jetting out of this once homes foundation. There is parking right across the street that free and only takes a few minutes to visit. But there is other place to visit and in the parking lot there is a map of other locations in walking distance you can visit and make a day of it.
Skriftlig 26 januari 2020
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pat l
Gainesville, GA971 inlägg
dec. 2019
We stopped by here when the house was closed, but looked at the cannonball in the foundation. Worth the walk over to get an idea of the power of that little ball.
Skriftlig 2 januari 2020
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Webbuzzard
Milton, DE664 inlägg
okt. 2019
Interesting displays related to the history of ship piloting in the Delaware bay. It's not a place you'll stay for hours, but talking with the host I learned about the house and it's importance in US and Delaware history.
Skriftlig 16 oktober 2019
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Justin W
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ2 476 inlägg
sep. 2019
I did not tour the house as we just walked around it when visiting downtown Lewes but there really is a small cannon ball stuck to the foundation of the house. Not the most impressive thing in the world but an interesting part of the town's history. Next time I will have to stop inside to see the rest of the house.
Skriftlig 17 september 2019
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PensandSteelersFan
Pittsburgh377 inlägg
juli 2019 • Par
The Cannonball House was closed when we stopped by on a recent walking tour of Lewes. However, the cannonball in the house foundation provides a great photo op as you enjoy the history of the area.
Skriftlig 28 juli 2019
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podrozniczka60
New Jersey14 235 inlägg
juli 2019 • Vänner
The cannonball house contains the Maritime Museum but it was not open at the time of our visit. Still seeing this historic building was exciting. And the 1813 cannonball was indeed smaller in size than what I imagined. The building belongs to the local historical society.
Skriftlig 13 juli 2019
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Prawet J
Washington DC, DC13 366 inlägg
okt. 2018 • Ensam
The Cannon Ball house is a piece of history that you must learn when you visit Lewes. Great way to learn about tidbits of Lewes history and U.S. indendence. It is located right in the heart of the town and part of the historic Lewes.
Skriftlig 2 november 2018
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