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Art Centers and Museums in Sussex County Delaware


Bethany Beach

Bethany Beach History Museum
214 Garfield Pkwy., Bethany Beach, 539-8011, townofbethanybeach.com
Memorabilia, photographs and documents housed in the town hall explain the resort’s history.

Fenwick Island

DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum
708 Coastal Hwy., Fenwick Island, 539-9366, discoversea.com
Includes artifacts recovered from centuries-old shipwrecks.


Treasures of the Sea
Delaware Tech, Del. 18, Georgetown, 856-5700, treasuresofthesea.org
See treasures from the wreck of the Spanish galleon Atocha.


Coastal Camera Club
Cadbury at Lewes, 17028 Cadbury Circle, Lewes, 541-0483, coastalcameraclub.com
The club shares the knowledge and experience of its members and displays their work.

Lewes Life-Saving Station Boathouse
Pilottown Road and Shipcarpenter Street, Lewes, 645-7670, historiclewes.org/museums/llssbh.html
Houses original equipment used by 19th-century surfmen.

Packard Reath Gallery
142 Second St., Lewes, 644-7513, packardreathgallery.com
The gallery displays outstanding collections of fine art photography.

Peninsula Gallery
520 E. Savannah Road, Lewes, 645-0551, peninsula-gallery.com
Works by area contemporary realist and impressionistic artists.

Zwaanendael Museum
102 Kings Hwy., Lewes, 645-1148, history.delaware.gov/museums
Learn about the Dutch settlement of Lewes in 1631.


Nanticoke Indian Museum
27073 John J. Williams Hwy., Millsboro, 945-7022, nanticokeindians.org/museum.cfm
This museum houses jewelry and spears used by the state’s Native Americans.

Ocean View

Gallery One
32 Atlantic Ave., Ocean View, 537-5055, galleryonede.com
Local, award-winning artists display their love for art in a variety of media.

Rehoboth Beach

Anna Hazzard Museum
17 Christian St., Rehoboth Beach, 226-1119
This museum reflects the early history of Rehoboth Beach.

Gallery 50
50B Wilmington Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-2050, 50contemporaryart.com
Displays contemporary art in various mediums.

Rehoboth Art League
12 Dodds Lane, Rehoboth Beach, 227-8408, rehobothartleague.org
This community institution focuses on promotion and education through classes and exhibits.

Rehoboth Beach Museum
511 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-7310, rehobothbeachmuseum.org
Run by the Rehoboth Beach Historical Society, creates exhibits related to the 110-year-old town.


Governor Ross Mansion and Plantation
1101 N. Pine St. Ext., Seaford, 628-9500, seafordhistoricalsociety.com
The mansion, slave quarters and barn offer a glimpse of life before the Civil War.

Seaford Museum
203 High St., Seaford, 628-9828, seafordhistoricalsociety.com
The Seaford Museum covers history from a local perspective.


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