Reviews of Zwaanendael Museum (Museum)

102 Kings Hwy, Lewes, DE 19958, United States

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REVIEWS OF Zwaanendael Museum IN Delaware


Its a fun tradition but it is very small with not much to interest the average person.


Very educational. VERY helpful staff and knowledgeable. Will return again when in Lewes

Jenn P - MrsP123

We visited to see the merman. The museum itself is lovely as well as the outside grounds. Staff were curious and knowledgeable.

Michael Talley

Really interesting Delaware history. Small and well put together exhibits. Look for the Fuji Mermaid upstairs.

Tim Snyder

Dave Zelsman

Ian Furlong

Small museum, but worth a stop.

Steve Atkinson

Abel Prada

Annemieke Huisman

Beautiful building. Nice collection. They even speak the language!

Nancy Muller

Fascinating. Very knowledgeable staff. What a beautiful building to boot!

Sherry Hughes

Nice small museum

Karen Larson

Really interesting place great for a quick stop

Michael Tyniec

Super friendly and helpful staff.

jeanette breen

Shannon Harris

A very small museum and it is free to go in. I heard that they did have some things of War of 1812 but I went there in 4/19 they are not on exhibit. A shipwreck, farmer things and light house is on exhibit. I dont how often they change out things

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Tilly Lo

This museum/park is truly unique. I didn't go in the museum because I have my 2 little dogs with me. I learned a lot from the signs outside. The park is small and clean, and well equipped with a fully functional restroom, trash cans, doggy poop stations.

Karen C

Free museum, small, very interesting.

Jil H. Lesko

Cute little museum in Lewes, DE. No charge to enter and it will take very little time to see everything. Interesting exhibits related to the area. The building itself is very interesting. The surrounding grounds are also lovely.

Amen Jerusalem

Jeff Rutherford

The Zwaanendael Museum is a great little Museum filled with amazing history and artifacts from the Town and surrounding areas. The stall and Volunteers were very friendly and very informed about the area and its history. They relayed their love for the area and their bountiful knowledge to us in a easy and fun way.

John Carrico

Interesting place to learn about the local history and shipwrecks.

Lou Hankowsky

Josef & Cindy Martin

Wonderland museum in a wonderful historic town!

Steven Ritterspach

Andrew Leyba

Nice small museum.

Mike McElhaney

Great museum

Carol Pollio

This is a lovely historical site, with interactive and very well done displays. You could spend a lot of time here, even though the space is limited, because there is so much to take in! The only reason for a lower rating than 5 stars is that the 2nd floor display on Delaware wines and spirits was not of interest to me - might be to someone else, though.

Robert Decker

Great place

Jo Murray

Touring America and Canada one small town at a time and museum

David Carlon

Nice small museum

Fred Brown

Not much there

Tanya Casey

Sam Erlinger

Lenny Araneo

Michelle Taylor

Very interesting, the guide was especially knowledgeable.

David Tileston

Brittany Deweese

Bill Glover

Roger L Jones Jr

Daniel Davis

Neil Guercio

Amanda McFaul

Very interesting and free museum right in town.

Anne Kelly


Very hard to find a parking spot. Wasn't interesting information. Not a friendly welcome when we walked in the door.

Michelle Moser

Summer Lutz

Such a beautiful place! Pure serenity! We got there when the flowers were just blooming and everything was so vibrant! Complete beauty! The church itself is an astounding piece of historical context! A must see if you are in the area!

Doug Quaid

Interesting museum. It's tiny, two floors, so you won't be there all day. Info video on the main level is worth watching since it tells you all the stuff you should know about Lewes. Some nice art work. Staff there is are very friendly and informative. It's free.

Barrington Jordan

Michael L

Nice collection of historical items on two floors commentating the first settlement in Delaware.

Tim Good

Very interesting place. I learned a lot talking to the staff. The displays were set up offering interest. The whale bone was cool and they have a table with actual artifacts that one can handle and check out with a magnifying lense. A free, air conditioned must see in Lewes.

George Costigan

Small but focused museum chronicling the history of the area. I was unaware of the Dutch influence here and found the information interesting. Exhibits on the local railroads and sunken vessels off the coast provide context that this area is more than just a place for a beach vacation.

Daniel Van Sciver

Not enough about the dutch history.

Jean Roeth

Has ALOT of retrieved items and very historical stuff. Staff is knowledgeable, friendly and always ready to answer your questions!

Tara Lynch

This place is neat. First, it's easy to find and Lewes is a pretty town. The museum is free and contains items from a shipwreck along with interesting information. There is an art display upstairs. If you have any Dutch heritage this would be good to visit. Nice restaurants within walking distance.

Jack Buckley

It was closed.

Debra Kern

Very friendly informative staff

Charles Collins

Nancy Burns

Sarah Grunstra

Robert Steven van Keuren

Small but historic. I found information about an ancestor involved with the colony.

Richard Power

Ceasar Cabrales

Small, lots of information available. Lacks flow and direction.


So much history missing a chance to be more engaging

Melissa Allen

Jean Dunn

I have visited this museum all my life, and the change in growth and restoration, is incredibly exciting and amazing! Love it!

Louis Levy

Robert Boyd

Great time had by all!

dave Fisher

Polly Forest

Nina Mcquillan

Eric Jackson

libby bestul

Only were able to walk by.

Tom Warburton

Todd Simpson

Geraldine Buffington

Julie Hughes

Erin Williams

An interesting museum about the first settlers in Delaware. Fun for the family.

Charles Gibson

So many things to see

Monica Hatton

Always love to visit! Tulips are spectacular this year!

Walker Kerwin

Small, intimate museum. Well presented. Lovely park on grounds. A gem. In heart of town n hard to miss. Be sure to stop.

Kim Pierce

Very informative guides and nice exhibits

Sharon Schreiber

Great museum, lots of history and free.

Willy Peake

Very Interesting and Free! You can make a donation!!

john bell

The staff was very knowledgeable about the history of the area and gave us an energetic and informative review. We definitely will go back when we visit the area again. All this and it's free!! Kudos!

Belden Raymond

A must for those interested in Lewes, Delaware history.

Jenny Hoffman

Very informative!

Jian Carlo Ledesma

Serena Cottrell

Small place but well designed. Lots of tidbits of history from the British era.

Larry Donovan

Daniel Vanegas

Great museum

Mark Hughes

Very historically correct building architecture and a more than Pleasant greeting and Tour by the people at the Museum made this a memorable trip. And it's free

Scott Alleman

Meh Photos

Pretty small museum, but lots to learn

Bj Young

Janet Bouchard

A great place to visit any day with interesting displays.


Nice little slice of history

Richard Morton

Raymond Kaczmarek

Thomas Davis

Interesting and educational

Jake Hartkorn

Craig Harlyvetch

A small but very well done local museum. The docents were friendly and very knowledgeable.

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Marisa Anderson

Anthony Latella

Good small museum, friendly staff. I stopped in with students and they made time to explain the history of the Dutch in Delaware.

Patricia Hillman

Nice place to visit and learn some local history and see some local art. Learn some settlement history too.

Jody Dengler

Great place to learn about the history of the 1st town in the 1st state. Very knowledgeable and helpful staff.

Sharon Gilbreath

Nice little museum.

Cassandra Dingess

Christian Sablé

(Translated by Google) Small but you learn the history of this small town. (Original) Petit mais vous apprend l'histoire de cette petite ville.

laurie lannin


Jan Bimmerman

Great knowledgeable staff in a beautiful museum.


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