Places to Go and People to See in Sussex County

ART CENTERS AND MUSEUMS

 

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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.

 

Cannonball House

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.

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DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum

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

 

Gallery One

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.

 

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Gallery 50

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.

 

Peninsula Gallery

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.

 

Seaford Museum

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.

 

Zwaanendael Museum

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

 

FILM

 

Rehoboth Beach Film Society

107 Truitt Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 645-9095, www.rehobothfilm.com 
Holds an independent film festival each November.

 

MUSIC

 

Coastal Concerts

P.O. Box 685, Lewes, (888) 212-6458, www.coastalconcerts.org 
The volunteer group presents five concerts of traditional music each year.

 

Mid-Atlantic Symphony

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.

 

THEATER

 

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.

 

Milton Theatre

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.

 


Photo by Suzanne Smith

Nanticoke Indian Museum, Millsboro

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