Cannonball House

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This home dates back to 1765 and is one of the most well-known buildings in Lewes, Delaware. It survived the 1813 shelling of Lewes by the British during the War of 1812, and still has a cannonball lodged in its side to this day (hence the name of the home). It is considered one of the most haunted locations in all of Delaware. Screams and footsteps have been heard – possibly related to the death of an early female inhabitant of the home.

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    Geographic Information

    Address:
    118 Front St
    Lewes, DE 19958
    United States

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    GPS:
    38.7759576, -75.13938310000003
    County:
    Sussex County, Delaware
    Nearest Towns:
    Lewes, DE (0.1 mi.)
    Henlopen Acres, DE (4.3 mi.)
    Rehoboth Beach, DE (5.1 mi.)
    Dewey Beach, DE (6.7 mi.)
    Milton, DE (9.2 mi.)
    Long Neck, DE (10.8 mi.)
    Slaughter Beach, DE (13.0 mi.)
    Cape May Point, NJ (14.4 mi.)
    Georgetown, DE (14.5 mi.)
    Millsboro, DE (15.2 mi.)

    Contact Information

    Web:
    http://www.historiclewes.org/buildings/cannonball-house

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    1. Caught an interesting photo down the street at the cemetery. I saw a blurry gold figure go by me when I took the picture, but thought it was my son (who was actually across the street). The black curve is from my phone case, but the blur on the bottom right is what looks like a spectral photo bomber to me.

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