Located in the southernmost part of Delaware, Georgetown is the County Seat, filled with much local history! Every season here is beautiful!
Pretty much anything you need can be found within a 2-mile radius of us...grocery stores, pharmacies, churches, antique shoppes, and of course a Wal-Mart! We are located just 2 miles from Sports At The Beach, and 15-20 minutes from the busy beach area. If you're visit is to discover Sussex County as a potential relocation spot for you, I happen to have a direct contact with the gentleman who has the longest tenure serving the real estate needs in our community! Husband, Ed - owner/broker of Lester Realty, Inc., and in business in this community for over 40 years - would welcome the opportunity to assist you.
I've listed below some points of interest, as well as other nearby attractions. Enjoy!
510 S. Bedford St.Georgetown,
302-855-9660 - SATURDAYS OPEN 1 - 4 PM
There are many historic buildings on the museum grounds including the
EllisSchool, a one room school house built in 1833. There are also two large barns on the property which house carriages from Mr. Nutter Marvel who was a great collector.Among these carriages are the Queen's carriage, the Disney carriage, a peddler's wagon and an 1800's era horse drawn hearse carriage. To this day, many of these carriages are used to transport local dignitaries and politicians in the Return Day Parade.
There are also many treasures to be found here such as a collection of phonographs, ephemera, photographs, telephones, furniture and many more items related to
Georgetown history.And while you're there, be sure to visit their gift shop.This entire facility is operated and managed by a group of very dedicated volunteers.We thank them for their efforts to preserve our history!
Approximate touring time:1.5 - 2 hours
Walking Tour of
Georgetown (on your own)
You are staying in one of the most historic properties in our town!As you walk out our front door, you can start your tour by enjoying The Circle and the history surrounding it.Maps of the complete tour are available in the Lobby.Some of the locations on the tour include the Sussex County Court House, Town Hall (is it significant that it formerly was the site of a Tavern in 1820?!), The Old Fire Hall,The Mansion House, The Paynter House, Dr. Joseph B. Waples House, and the Old Sussex County Court House*.
Treasures of the Sea Exhibit
Delaware Technical & Community College, Route 18,
Through the efforts of treasure hunter Mel Fisher, the research of Dr. Eugene Lyons, and the backing of investor Melvin Joseph, Sr. of
Delaware, along with others who believed in the search, over 1,000 silver bars, 180,000 silver coins and a number of bronze cannons have been recovered as part of the treasure of the Atocha. And what treasure it is! The magnificence of the gold, the splendor of the jewels and the excitement of the hunt can be enjoyed at this exhibit.Call to verify exhibit hours.
Open:Mondays and Tuesdays 10am to 4pm, Fridays Noon to 4pm , Saturdays 9am to 1pm; closed in January
Admission: $2.50 for adults, $2 for seniors (65 and older), $1 for students, children 4 and younger are Free
Georgetown Train Station
140 Layton Avenue
Unfortunately, this building had some fire damage in May, 2011, and until rebuilt, is available for external viewing only.
This building was built around 1868, purchased by the Historic Georgetown Association in 1996, and then totally restored.Everything possible was done during the restoration to restore the structure to its former (nineteenth and early twentieth century) condition and appearance.In order to qualify for a Transportation Grant, most of the interior demolition was done by volunteers.
The Delaware Seaside Railroad Club has a train display that is normally open on the first and third Saturdays of the month.We suggest you call ahead to confirm that the display is being held.
The building is now manned by the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce.(302)856-1544
Hours: Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Sports At The Beach is located just outside of town going east on Route 9.It is a 95 acre baseball facility that offers youth baseball tournaments from March through October, specializing in weeklong summer tournaments known as Summer Classics.While The Brick Hotel On The Circle may not be the best choice for accommodating teams, we're certainly happy to provide accommodations to parents and grandparents who, like we did, travel far and wide so as not to miss a game!
Flex World Fitness describes itself as a state-of-the-art, full service fitness facility with an extensive selection of exercise equipment and extended hours operation. Sadly, I have not gotten myself into an exercise routine and therefore have not experienced this facility first-hand. They have been kind enough, however, to provide our guests with discounted daily ($5) and weekly ($10) passes.
20930 DuPont Blvd (Route 113), Suite 103, Georgetown (302) 856-7771
Hours of Operation: Open Most Holidays (limited hours)
Monday - Friday: 6:30 AM -9:00 PM Saturday: 8 AM - 5 PM Sunday: 9 AM - 3 PM
ANTIQUES:There are a couple of shops within walking distance right on
West Market Street.Just outside of town, on your way to the beach, you'll pass by a few other antique stores -- they are all worth a visit!
GENERAL SHOPPING:Why of course we have a Wal-Mart!There are limited shopping opportunities in
Georgetown, but enough so that you can find just about anything you may have forgotten to bring along with you.More abundant shopping is close by in Lewes and Rehoboth.In Lewes, you will find quaint, somewhat unique shoppes on
2nd Street; in Rehoboth, there are hundreds of stores at Tanger Outlets, but it is also worth taking your time to go into Rehoboth to check out the shops on the main drag--
RESTAURANTS:Of course we're going to tell you that you've got the best possible choice right here at The Brick Restaurant & Tavern!But there certainly are other dining opportunities in town giving you choices for pizza, Italian,
Caribbean, Mexican, Chinese, family-style, and take outs.Our staff can provide you with recommendations and directions.
BEACHES:You have many choices, and we're not far from any of them!
Delaware (14 miles), and a straight shot from The Brick Hotel On The Circle, is a very quaint, historic town where you can do some shopping on
2nd street, charter a boat out of Fisherman's Wharf, or take in some history with a visit to the
ZwaanendaelMuseum or a very historic cemetery!
Delaware (17 miles) -- A typically busy resort town, but with lots of things to entertain all age groups.Many great restaurants, water park, motor car race track, amusement rides and games.Of course, there's also outlet shopping.During the summer, just prepare yourself for lots of traffic.We can help you avoid some of that!
Dewey Beach, Delaware (19 miles) is home to the well known Rusty Rudder, Bottle & Cork, and Starboard Restaurant
Maryland are just 25, 28, and 35 miles away, respectively.
We have taken this information off the internet and as far as we know it is an accurate listing of churches located in
Georgetown.Please call the church to confirm, and if there is a denomination not listed, let us know.