Delaware’s gems: museums for all tastes

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Delaware’s Dutch Roots: a look at the Zwaanendael Museum

Lewes boasts the unique and historical Zwaanendael Museum, a tribute to the state’s first European settlement. This 1931 building replicates the town hall of Hoorn, Netherlands, honoring the arrival of Dutch colonists in 1631. Explore lots of exhibits showcasing the region’s maritime, military, and social history. The museum’s collection includes artifacts, ship models, and interactive displays. Don’t miss the chance to see a statue of David Pietersen de Vries, the leader of the Dutch expedition. The museum is open to the public and admission is free. Donations are accepted. The Zwaanendael Museum offers a captivating glimpse into Delaware’s unique heritage.

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