Places to Go and People to See in Sussex County
Nanticoke Indian Museum, Millsboro
ART CENTERS AND MUSEUMS
Bethany Beach History Museum
214 Garfield Pkwy., Bethany Beach, 539-8011, www.townofbethanybeach.com
Memorabilia, photographs and documents housed in the town hall explain the resort’s history.
Front and Bank streets, Lewes, 645-7670, www.historiclewes.org
Famous for the cannonball still in its side, this building is also home to the Lewes Historical Society’s maritime museum and is open year-round.
Coastal Camera Club
Cadbury at Lewes, 17028 Cadbury Circle, Lewes, 541-0483, www.coastalcameraclub.com
The club shares the knowledge and experience of its members and displays their work.
DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum
708 Coastal Hwy., Fenwick Island, 539-9366, www.discoversea.com
Includes artifacts recovered from centuries-old shipwrecks.
32 Atlantic Ave., Ocean View, 537-5055, www.galleryonede.com
Local, award-winning artists and artisans display their love for art in a variety of media.
50B Wilmington Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-2050, www.50contemporaryart.com
Displays contemporary art in various mediums and offers custom framing.
Governor Ross Mansion & Plantation
23669 Ross Station Road, Seaford, 628-9828, www.seafordhistoricalsociety.com
The mansion, slave quarters and barn offer a glimpse of life before the Civil War.
Lewes Life-Saving Station Boathouse
Pilottown Road and Shipcarpenter Street, Lewes, 645-7670, www.historiclewes.org
Houses original equipment used by 19th-century surfmen.
Nanticoke Indian Museum
27073 John J. Williams Hwy., Millsboro, 945-7022, www.nanticokeindians.org
This museum houses jewelry, pottery, arrowheads and spears used by the state’s Native Americans.
520 E. Savannah Road, Lewes, 645-0551, www.peninsula-gallery.com
Works by area contemporary realist and Impressionistic artists and custom framing.
Rehoboth Art League
12 Dodds Lane, Rehoboth Beach, 227-8408, www.rehobothartleague.org
This community institution focuses on promotion and education through classes and exhibits.
Rehoboth Beach Museum
511 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-7310, www.rehobothbeachmuseum.org
Run by the Rehoboth Beach Historical Society, the museum creates exhibits related to the 110-year-old town.
203 High St., Seaford, 628-9828, www.seafordhistoricalsociety.com
Covers history from a local perspective.
Treasures of the Sea
Delaware Tech, 21179 College Drive, Georgetown, 259-6150, www.treasuresofthesea.org
See treasures from the wreck of the Spanish galleon Atocha.
102 Kings Hwy., Lewes, 645-1148, www.history.delaware.gov/museums
Learn about the Dutch settlement of Lewes in 1631.
Rehoboth Beach Film Society
107 Truitt Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 645-9095, www.rehobothfilm.com
Holds an independent film festival each November.
P.O. Box 685, Lewes, (888) 212-6458, www.coastalconcerts.org
The volunteer group presents five concerts of traditional music each year.
P.O. Box 1697, Ocean Pines, Md., (888) 846-8600, www.midatlanticsymphony.org
Performs four classical concerts a year and features world-renowned guest soloists.
Southern Delaware Chorale
P.O. Box 444, Rehoboth Beach, 260-7022, www.southerndelawarechorale.org
Performs choral music during two concerts each year.
Clear Space Theatre Company
20 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-2270, www.clearspacetheatre.org
Offers top-quality productions year-round, including performances for families.
Delaware Comedy Theatre
131 Glade Circle West, Rehoboth Beach, 258-5443, www.delawarecomedytheatre.com
Improv comedy shows and workshops.
Foot Light Productions
516 Kings Hwy., Lewes, 645-7220, www.footlightproductions.org
See dinner cabaret shows, murder mysteries and other performances.
The Freeman Stage at Bayside
31750 Lake View Drive, Selbyville, 436-3015, www.freemanstage.org
The open-air stage offers quality live performances for all ages.
110 Union St., Milton, 684-3038, www.pcade.com
Operated by the Premier Centre for the Arts, the venue hosts plays, concerts, theater and dance classes and more.
Possum Point Players
441 Old Laurel Road, Georgetown, 856-3460, www.possumpointplayers.org
This community group performs five main stage performances a season.
Rehoboth Summer Children’s Theatre
P.O. Box 871, Rehoboth Beach 227-6766, www.rehobothchildrenstheatre.org
This professional theater company mounts shows based on classic children’s tales.