Ryves Holt HouseCurrently Closed
- Address: 211 Mulberry St, Lewes, DE 19958, USA, United States
- Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
- Tags: Historical Site, Family And Kids
The Ryves Holt House was built in the year 1665 and is supposed to be the oldest surviving house in the U.S. state of Delaware. Situated at the 218 Second Street, this house is known to have served as an inn back in the days. One of the best places to visit in Lewes, this house is currently owned and operated by the Lewes Historical Society.
Ryves Holt House Reviews & Ratings
Well the house would be cool if there was actual an display or exhibits or anything resembling a natl historic park besides a stamp and the brochure. The oldest house on it's original foundation in Delaware deserves a little better. The very nice volunteer seemed more interested in rushing us out and getting us to the local Lewes museum.
I am surprised that this gem isn’t among the major attractions in Lewes. We stopped in when there were no other visitors, and the historian told us all about the history of the house/tavern. She then went on to share the fascinating history of Lewes. I never knew how important Lewes was during the early years of the USA. From the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 to WW2 (Visit and take the tour of the Fort Miles Museum in Capr Henlopen Park.). This is a nice place to start your visit to Lewes, to be followed up with a visit to the Lewes Historical Society’s historic mini-village a block away.
History bluffs will enjoy this short tour of the oldest remaining structure in the first city in the first state of the USA, Lewes, Delaware.
Pleasant staff and she gave us a free tour!
Real unique house especially since it was built in 1665, awesome.