Other Area Museums

The Bethany Beach Nature Center and Conservation Area

located on the north side of Route 26 approximately 1/2 mile west of the beach.

The Bethany Beach History Museum

located in the foyer of Town Hall at the intersection of Garfield Parkway and Route 1. The exhibits contain memorabilia and photographs from the Bethany Beach area. Free. (302) 539-8011

The Anna Hazzard Museum

, in Rehoboth Beach, presents artifacts, history and photographs from the Rehoboth Beach area. Open Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm through October and the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm from November through April. Free. (302) 227-8553

The Cannonball House Museum

located at the intersection of Front and Banks Streets in Lewes. Tours are provided on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 10:30 am. The tour begins at the Historical Complex located at Park and 4th Street. Admission is a $ .50 donation. (302) 645-8073

Discoveries From the Sea Museum

located on the second floor of Sea Shell City at 708 Ocean Highway and Bayard Street in Fenwick Island, DE. This collection of maritime artifacts including silver and gold was gathered over the years from both local and international shipwrecks. No admission fee is charged, but donations are accepted. This is one of the most outstanding family activities available in Southern Delaware. Free. (302) 539-9366

The Fenwick Island Lighthouse

, built in 1858, is located eight miles south of Bethany on Route 54 just a block west of Route 1. The 87' tall lighthouse, which continues to work today, is open to visitors at scheduled times during the summer. Admission is free. (302) 539-2100


Indian River Lifesaving Station

, originally constructed in 1879, is located on Route 1 a few miles north of Bethany Beach. Visit and learn about the organization that later turned into the US Coast Guard. An interpreter is available on weekends. (302) 227-6991

The James Farm

located about five miles from town on Cedar Neck Road in Ocean View, DE is a nature preserve that lies along the southern edge of the Indian River Bay. (302) 645-7325

Loop Canal Centennial Park

located at N. Pennsylvania Avenue and First Street. Check the historical marker and discover how the first visitors to Bethany Beach typically traveled to town.

The Nanticoke Indian Museum

just east of Millsboro shows exhibits, which reveal life among Delaware's first inhabitants. In September, a Powwow provides Indian crafts, dancing and food. (302) 945-7022

The Prince George's Chapel

is a restored mid-18th century Anglican church located on Route 26 in Dagsboro, DE. It is open on Sundays from 1:30 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. from June through October. (302) 732-6835 or (302) 732-3440

The Treasures of the Sea Exhibit

in the Library building of Delaware Tech, Route 18, just west of Georgetown has gold, jewels, pottery, silver and other interesting artifacts found at the Florida Keys 1622 shipwreck site of Nuestra Senora de Atocha. Free. (302) 856-5700

The Zwaanendael Museum in Lewes

(Delaware's oldest town settled as a whaling colony in 1631) commemorates the first European settlement in Delaware. A lot of local history is presented including artifacts from the 1798 shipwreck of HMS DeBraak. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm and Sunday from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm. Free. (302) 645-1148