Although Rehoboth Beach might be known for its seaside attractions, coastal cuisine and boardwalk, it is also a wonderful place for history buffs to visit. There are some incredible museums in and around town, offering educational entertainment for individuals of all ages. Here are just few of our favorite museum destinations for you to check out during your upcoming vacation.
Start your historical tour at the Rehoboth Beach Museum! Here, you can browse showcased artifacts that show how the community developed and what changes came along the way. From vintage postcard exhibits to train schedules and even bathing suits, there’s so much to see and learn about the area you’re visiting.
For those who love war history, the Cannonball House in nearby Lewes, Delaware should be one of the first stops on your list. Here you can see a real cannonball from the War of 1812 that is embedded in the side of the house, as well as a variety of maritime art pieces and memorabilia. You will even find the Fresnel Lens of Fourteen Foot Bank Light at this extraordinary museum!
If you love lighthouses, then you’ll certainly enjoy the Fenwick Island Lighthouse with its small, yet inviting museum inside. Visitors can enter the base of the remote lighthouse that’s bordered by neighboring houses and businesses to learn its long history and see what it looks like inside. The island’s Discover Sea Shipwreck Museum has an ever-expanding collection of artifacts recovered from shipwrecks worldwide.
Regardless of what area museums you are planning to visit, the best place to book your stay is with Seaboard Hotels! With two hotels in Rehoboth Beach, and another in neighboring Dewey Beach, we have accommodations to fit every family!