Lewes Holiday Home Tour to view 10 properties

LEWIS – The Lewes Historical Society will host a tour of the Holiday House in Lewes from 10am-4pm on December 2.

The tour will feature 10 Lewes properties decorated for the holidays. The various homes on the tour range from a ‘tiny house’ that showcases creative use of space along with its collection of Victorian Christmas decorations, to a contemporary three-storey canal-facing home decorated with art, antiques and cheerful Italian crystal chandeliers and wallpaper.

The tour will provide the opportunity to experience one of the oldest homes in Lewes. This house combines three houses that were moved to their current location in the 1960s. The oldest section dates from the late 17th century, and is shared with two small detached houses built in the 18th century.

The Holiday House Tour of Lewes gives ticket holders the rare opportunity to tour the building that once housed the first bank in Lewes, which has now been restored close to its original 1850 structure by the house’s current owner.

The tour will also include a pre-1790 cottage with a chef’s kitchen and two Victorian houses, each restored to its 1902 glory.

Also on the tour is a 1950s-era home with European white oak floors. The vacation tour will also include the circa 1739 Maull House and the Children’s Beach Home founded by Lydia Chichester du Pont.

Tickets are $35, or $40 if purchased on the day of the event based on availability. A detailed guide containing descriptions of each property on the tour will be an admission ticket and can be obtained from the Lewes Historical Society prior to the tour.

The Lewes Historical Society will hold its annual Holiday Village and Market in conjunction with the house tour at 110 Shipcarpenter Street from 9am to 4pm the same day.

The event will host a variety of specialty food vendors as well as dozens of local artisans selling holiday gifts. Many local farms will be at the market bringing live alpacas and sheep, along with locally sourced produce.

LHS’ traditional greenery and holiday decoration sales will be held and chili will be available until sold out. The holiday village and market are free to the public.

Tour tickets are limited. For more information or to purchase a ticket visit the historic site.

This event is made possible by the Lee Ann Wilkinson Group, Renewal by Anderson and Exelon’s Delmarva Power.

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