Bethel Heritage Museum

Bethel Heritage Museum This museum on First Street is a former two-room school. The Bethel Heritage Museum is an open air museum and historic village that celebrates and preserves the area’s history. The historic Bethel Heritage Museum depicts the early life in Bethel including its history as a shipbuilding center.  

Bethel Memorial Park

Bethel Memorial Park This park showcases the historic significance of Bethel’s connection to Delaware’s maritime history. A unique and highly specialized sailing schooner, the “ram,” was created in Bethel. It required less water depth to navigate, and that opened trade to remote and often inaccessible areas of Chesapeake Bay.

Bethel Store

Bethel Store

Bethel Store Located in Historic Bethel, the Bethel Store was built in 1900, and is a retail establishment that sells sandwiches, burgers and grocery items. The pillars in the center of the store are salvaged masts from old sailing ships. Inside the store, visitors will find books filled with information on local history and several […]

Sailor’s Bethel Methodist Church and Graveyard

Sailor’s Bethel Methodist Church and Graveyard Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this is the burial site of Kendall Lewis, founder of Bethel, and his three wives. The roots of this congregation can be traced to 1809, when a house of worship was constructed to serve the needs of the many residents of […]