New exhibit at The Zwaanendael: Lost off Lewes


Experience the hope and tragedy of Delaware’s first European colony, Swaneandael, established by the Dutch in 1631. Learn about Lewes’ nearly 400 years of maritime, military and social history.

Don’t miss the DeBraak Tour. Each tour starts at the Zwaanendael Museum located at 102 Kings Highway in Lewes, DE. Participants will learn about the history, crew and sinking of the DeBraak through a guided presentation and display of artifacts.

Attendees will then be transported, via van, to the DeBraak conservation facility to see the ship’s surviving hull section.


Each tour will last approximately two hours. Individuals age 10 and up are welcome. Space is limited to 12 participants.

The cost of the program is $10 per person. For reservations (non-refundable) please visit and click on “Tours” in the “Categories” column.

For questions, call (302) 645-1148.

Walk-ups are welcome but space is not guaranteed.