Reviews of Cannonball House (Museum)

118 Front St, Lewes, DE 19958, United States

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REVIEWS OF Cannonball House IN Delaware

McLain Oppy

Pre-Civil War Southern charm. Rich history to be learned of the 19th century living. Also home to several significant artifacts from Alpha Delta Pi and Phi Mu sororities. There are some pieces that originally belonged to the Hay House. The gift shop is well stocked with books and vintage collectables.

John Baer

Carl Merschat

Fantastic tour, wonderful people!

Jeffrey Ackerman

Beautiful house. Love the history behind it

Jan Croon

Exceptional historical property with a wonderful staff!

Daisy Daniels

Josh Mccraine

Very interesting tour.

Ed Myers

Everything was very interesting. A lot of local history to be shared here. The tour was great. She really made an effort to include the kids.

david brown

The Cannonball House is considered by some the most haunted building in Delaware. Just by being on it's grounds you can sense a presence. In fact i am worried that something may have followed me home. The house is located in Lewes, the first city in the first state.

Jennifer Grist

Mildred Boteler

Brother Nemo

Amazing place to take your family as part of a history study or for the armchair historian in pursuit of experiences relating to local history going back to before the Civil War. I recommend it after touring the Ocmulgee mounds for reasons that become clear during the guided tour, which was well worth the money.

Denise Winter

Went with my sister to this historic mansion, we visited on a slow day which was fantastic for us as we ended up getting a personal tour with just my sister and I. The docent was extremely knowledgeable and very personable. The information he provided and the the way he conveyed his knowledge was very enjoyable. Would highly recommend a visit to any history buff and the furnishings were lovely to see as well.

Karen Stone

We were fortunate to have a tour of this historical residence by expert historian and writer, Michael Dann Hayes. If possible, visit during the week for a small group tour. He has a wealth of knowledge to share.

Aurora Smith

Very educational tour thanks to Wayne our tour guide.

Michael Whipple

Nancy Bropst

Love the history of this beautiful house


Not as grand as the Hay House but worth the trip. Only $6 to get in

Mel Johnson

Closed upon arriving for other private tours apparently even though eithin posted open hours.

Tim Hall

Dwayne Cusick

Cynthia Longshore

Very interesting. History and the tour guide was knowledgeable, Gracious,and knew her history well. I truly enjoyed my tour.

Jelena Lee

Lovely historical home! Tours daily 10:30-3:30

Thomas Harris


Great history. Lots of shops and places to eat in town.

Carol Pollio

Truly a gem! The area's only maritime museum with some nice displays and informed docents. Definitely worth a visit!

Jamie Mack

The cannonball itself is just that, a cannonball. But the historic society and the surrounding area are very interesting. Lots of great stores and restaurants in the area.

Angela Burton

It's a bit cramped but super fun to look through. They managed to fit a ton of info and items in a cool little slice of history. Refreshing.

Essential Viewfinder

The First Town in the First State. The town of Lewes has a wealth of history that is well preserved including this house that has a cannonball lodged in the exterior wall. It was fired upon in April of 1813 during the fighting of the War of 1812.

Sébastien Moitzheim

Elian Berger

Original et bien documenté. A voir.

Sarah Frederick

Our guide was fabulous! He was extremely knowledgeable of not only the house but of the town and surrounding areas! He was able to answer any questions we had and was overall very passionate about teaching the history. The house was well maintained and contained both original furniture as well as added in items that would have been appropriate for the time period (backstory included in the tour). I thoroughly enjoyed this tour and would go again.

John Sutherland

Tons of history in this house, guided tour, great prices!

Arriston Worthy

Charles Whitehead

Phillip Young

One of Downtown's treasures, great place to visit for the history buff, as well those seeking Macon's past..

JP Banks

Very historical

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Nice llace

Marty Graul

We had an excellent tour guide named Wayne. He knows more about history of both the north and the south than anyone I know. I have been to the Cannonball House before and still learned so much. My friend from Indiana really loved it!

Amy Hulett

Donna G


Very personable curators. Also very knowledgeable.

Jomak Mäkelä

I just wasn't impressed. It's half a Greek revival house, very small. Not much to see here.

Alison Paschall

Amazing tour and very much worth the time to go and see the beautiful home.

Robert Fuller

A delightful remembrance of the ante-bellum South. May it and its history forever stand as a shining example of the courtesy, patriotism and reverence of our Southern heritage and as a fortress against those who seek to erase all vestiges of the War for Southern Independence.

Jeff Rutherford

Annette Adams

Bobby Komlo

Cool place with interesting history fot all.

Wendy Robinson

Renee Sullivan

Beautiful home that has been restored to its original luster. Very well-maintained and a great place to visit. Women dressed in period costume lead tours and share stories of the home and those who lived there and in the area. They read stories to the children and serve juice and cookies. The library is wonderful and it is a great place for those who live in town, ad well as out of town, to visit.

Maria Cody

Beautiful Greek Revival house.

Eb Daniels

This immersive and well-maintained museum house offers a tantalizing glimpse into the private life of Judge Asa Holt, his family, and his slaves and servants and the world which they inhabited. Situated within a strong historical context, while not losing sight of the personal details which give history flavor, the Cannonball House offers a unique and fascinating look at Macon life before, during, and after the War Between the States. The museum is divided into several parts: the gardens, the main house, the kitchen house, and a well-stocked and impressive museum shop located in the main house. The tour covers the main house and the kitchen house and details both the history of Macon and the stories of the Holt family, as well as the provenance of some of the more interesting artifacts and pieces of furniture in the house. The history of Wesleyan College also features prominently in the history of the Cannonball House. The kitchen house provides ingress to the stories of the enslaved persons who labored at Cannonball House, whose lives are covered with remarkable detail considering how few narrative details remain about them. As mentioned, the museum shop is small but packed and is stocked with decorative items, books, art, and other charming pieces. It would be an excellent place for gift shopping or to find a memorable keepsake for one’s trip to Macon. The best part of the Cannonball House, however, is the docents. Our guide, Jesse, was extremely knowledgeable and could answer every question we had, from the function of certain pieces of furniture to Holt’s political persuasion. I would consider the Cannonball House to be a “must-visit” for anyone interested in history who is visiting Macon. Be sure to check out their website for upcoming events, as the Cannonball Host also hosts unique parties and social events to really help make history come alive.

Laysea Gardiner

Absolutely fantastic. My tour guide Brenda was fantastic she answered all of my questions her and the other gentlemen that were running the place went above and beyond to find out information for me. I recommend this place to anyone.

Marti Soroka

Really cool to see a house that survived the civil war. We dont have many buildings that exist from that era

Wayne Ferguson

Teresa Joyner

A wonderful place to visit to learn about the history of Macon. So much more information than just about the Cannonball house

Allison Jenkins

Great old antebellum house with rich history. Loved the garden!

Andrew Pandolfino


Wonderful educational experience. Great staff and friendly atmosphere!! Would recommend to anyone!!

B Craddock

Nice history tour

Kris Johnson

Neat place

Erin Mobbs

Was very interesting

Karen Bunn

Very nice


Friendly knowledgeable staff

Bill Schaffer

Greg Baxley


Edgardo Delgado

Summer Bradshaw

It was a very good learning place very good

Roxie Strause

The guide new a lot history we love talk to him

The Primeval Evil

Pam Hemphill

Tyrone Matthews

This was a Great stop for the kids and myself. We saw this attraction on T.V. and had to go. Lewes De. Is a great History Lesson for all ages. Make it there this Summer 2018 !

Vickie Berrier

paul rozell

Awesome history and events!

Rebecca Ellison

Wonderful tour with a friendly and knowledgeable guide. It is a must see activity.

April Baxley

Susan Griswold

The docent was very knowledgeable. The home has been well maintained and has a long history. Civil War buffs will enjoy museum. There is an actual Griswold revolver and facts about Samuel Griswold.

Rick Byrne

Very interesting place. The tour guide was great.

adam floyd


Charlie & Wendy Parsels

Awesome house with an interesting history!

John carr

Rupert Cadbury

Interesting house and exhibits

Demon OBrien

Beautiful Antebellum home, filled with period antiques. Gorgeous!!!


Lovely piece of history!

Peggy Dunning

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