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Posted on 04-12-2024

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Top Antique Stores To Check Out in Lewes, DE

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There are so many reasons to visit our historic town of Lewes in Delaware, from the trails and beaches to the restaurants and stores. One particular type of store that seems to draw visitors from all over the region is our array of antique stores in Lewes.

Whether you’ve got a specific collectible you’re looking for or you simply find joy in browsing through the wild and wonderful, there’s always something for everyone. If you love nothing more than searching through antique stores, you might just stumble on the perfect item in our top antique store picks this month.

And don’t forget, you can reserve a comfortable, fresh room to use during your stay as the base for your antique hunting here at The Beacon Inn. You can also then explore the historical past of the region along with the stunning natural beauty of the area!


Lewes Mercantile Antique Gallery

Situated over on 2nd Street in the historic district, Lewes Mercantile Antique Gallery is open for antique hunters from 11am until 4pm during the week and between 10am and 5pm on weekends. 

Having first opened back in 1991, they house over 30 dealers with a wide variety of antique categories covered. From art and furniture to jewelry and vintage toys, there’s a unique selection of beautiful items — you won’t want to miss this store!


Old Screen Door

Travel out to 209 Monroe Avenue and you’ll find both the Seagreen Bicycle store, as well as the fantastic Old Screen Door antique store. Just off the main highway, this treasure trove is open from 10am to 5pm every day of the week and you’re sure to find something quirky to remember your visit to Lewes by.

As well as antiques, the Old Screen Door sells home decor items, furniture, jewelry, and coastal art pieces.


Chatelaine’s Antiques & Jewelry

Back in the historic district, on the corner of 2nd Street and Market St, Chatelaine’s Antique Jewelry is open from 11am until 5pm every day for hunters of the rare and beautiful. This is an absolute must-visit for fans of antique jewelry, and with plenty of other stores in the area to entertain you, it makes sense to keep this on your list.


Heritage Antiques Market

While this recommended visit might be a little further away than the rest, it’s definitely worth making the trip. The Heritage Antiques Market sits out west on the Coastal Highway and is open from 12 until 5pm each day, with over 10,000 sq. ft. of antiques and showrooms to explore and lose yourself in.

They boast over 65 vendors, promising variety in furniture, pottery, tools, art, and much more. Described as a “wonderland” you won’t want to leave Lewes without making a stop here.


Unique Finds

Travel south from The Beacon Inn along Savannah Road and you’ll come across Unique Finds, a local antique store. Open every day from 10am to 5pm, here you’ll find individual pieces of homeware, art, collectibles, and souvenirs, as well as reclaimed and recycled items.


These are just a few of our favorite antique shops in Lewes, DE, but there is so much more to uncover for the intrepid connoisseur. Whether you’re visiting for a weekend break or planning an extended stay, there is so much to see and do in our charming and historic town — we’re always happy to provide recommendations on everything during your stay with us, from landmarks you simply have to see to places for the best breakfast.

Reserve your room online now and start planning your next antique-hunting adventure.

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