If you are on a road trip to Lewes, Delaware, and wondering where to visit next, drop by the 1812 Memorial park. A beautifully preserved park with nice flowers, walkways, benches, and lots of history from the 1800s.
The united states of America declared war against Great Britain and its allies after a long conflict. Eventually, the war ended with both parties signing a treaty after resolving their conflicts.
1812 memorial park, a former defense site during the British attack in 1813, is located at 114 East 3rd Street and a few meters from 2nd street. It has also been named The Cannonball Park on the corner between Savannah Road and Front street next to Lewes Rebooth Canal.
During the 1812 war, the enemies launched cannonballs from the shores and boats and attacked residents. Residents that survived the war collected the cannonballs and preserved them; that’s how the site was named Cannonball Park.
The National Society of US Daughters of 1812 constructed a granite Monument at the park to commemorate the war. The government contributed four guns and a small gun believed to have been taken from a pirate vessel abandoned at the bay. The American Legion placed a three-inch gun from world war I at the lower terrace in 1930.
Go for a run, take a walk or ride a bicycle along the 0.7-mile trail around the park.Sit in the park and enjoy the beach view, boats sailing across, and ducks swimming in the water. Don’t forget to take photos next to the cannons and the monument.
Here is a review from a previous visitor “Located across from the commercial area in downtown Lewes, this park is right on the waterway. You can sit on a bench in the shade and watch the massive boats ride by or park along the dock. Great place to take a break.”
14 min (8.4 miles)
via U.S. 9 E and Savannah Rd
Fastest route, the usual traffic
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26822 Lewes Georgetown Hwy, Harbeson, DE 19951, United States
Head north toward Sonny Blvd
Turn left onto Sonny Blvd
Turn right onto U.S. 9 E
Continue straight onto US-9 BUS N/Savannah Rd
Continue to follow Savannah Rd
Turn left onto Rd 267/Front St
Destination will be on the left
1812 Memorial Park
33500808001500, Lewes, DE 19958, United States