Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel
10100 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD 21842
Phone: (410) 524-3535
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Arts & Museums
Zwaanendael were the Dutch immigrants to Delaware in the early 17th Century. They were the first colonial settlement in Delaware, and this site is now known as the city of Lewes. Three centuries later, Zwaanendael Museum was established to celebrate these early inhabitants of Delaware. The museum building is a beautiful brick structure, replicating the town hall of Dutch city Hoorn. The two floors of this museum feature exhibits displaying the life of the first settlers as well as the local history of Lewes.
The Ryves Holt House is supposedly Delaware’s oldest existing house. It was proposed using dendrochronology that the house dates back to 1665. It was run down for the longest period and local residents of Lewes founded the Lewes Historical Society in 1962 to take over the house. Since then, it functions as the society’s information center and gift shop and various events are held here to promote preservation of historical monuments. Its architecture boasts a quirky exterior replete with red bricks, yellow windows and a green-sloped roof. Here you can find information on various other historically-significant places in Delaware, plus you can pick up some antique memorabilia.
Located across Schumaker Drive is The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art. Named after Ward brothers, who were pioneers in wildfowl or decoy carvings, it’s a space dedicated to wildfowl art and it educates the visitors about the same. This museum also attempts to understand the interesting relationship between humans and nature. Apart from that, it also conducts various educational programs and sessions for youth and students. For more details, check the website.
The Milford Museum housed in a former post office building, gives us an idea of the history of Milford city and its beginnings on the Mispillion River. The museum has a huge collection of spoons, coins and novelties from a bygone era. Some of the exhibits explain the architecture, early settlements and interesting articrafts. The museum gives you a look at the rich heritage of the city's varied architecture and settlements. The display of the antique doll collection and informative photographs are not to be missed out. Guided tours are available and the in house library explains in detail the rich history of Delaware state.
Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum is located Lower Township's Cape May Airport. The TBM-3E "Avenger" Torpedo Bomber Warplane is one of the major attractions here. This warplane that has made it to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, was manufactured by General Motors.
Located in the center of Stone Harbor, Ocean Galleries has been a premier space for arts in the city. Since it opened in 1990, this gallery has promoted some of the most loved and renowned national as well as local artists, like Howard Behrens, Don Hatfield, and Aldo Luongo. Besides exhibiting art works, the gallery also offers framing and art procurement services for private as well as corporate collectors. Do call to know more.
The Barratt's Chapel and Museum has a research library, that contains a wide record of sermons, memoirs and annual conference records dating from the late eighteenth century to present. It mainly emphasizes on the Methodist history, so anyone interested in Methodist research, genealogy or local church history can come here and get the curator's help in their research. The Barratt's Chapel is one of the oldest historic church buildings in the United States as it's there since 1780. The commission that owns and maintains the chapel today sponsors two major services every year—The Anniversary service and the Christmas Carol service. This Chapel is visited by thousands of people every year.