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Things to Do and See



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!
 

Georgetown History

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, Georgetown

(302) 856-5700

 

Through the efforts of treasure hunter Mel Fisher, the research of Dr. Eugene Lyons, and the backing of investor Melvin Joseph, Sr. of Georgetown, 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

 

Old Courthouse

South Bedford Street

Open only on Saturdays from 11 am - 1 pm, The Old Courthouse is located right around the corner from The Brick.  Take a walk over and hear the stories about this very historical structure.

 

Georgetown Train Station

140 Layton Avenue

855-5750

 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

 

RECREATION

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
 

SHOPPING

 

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-- Rehoboth Avenue.

 

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!

  • Lewes, 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 Zwaanendael Museum or a very historic cemetery!
  • Rehoboth Beach, 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
  • Bethany Beach, Fenwick Island and Ocean City, Maryland are just 25, 28, and 35 miles away, respectively.

CHURCHES

 

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.  

 

St Paul's Episcopal Church  

122 E Pine St  - (302) 856-2894

 

Church of God

10 Booker St   - (302) 856-9097

 

Georgetown Presbyterian Church

203 N Bedford St  - (302) 856-6842

 

Grace United Methodist Church

7 S King St  - (302) 856-6245

 

Georgetown Wesleyan Church

618 N Bedford St -  (302) 856-6802

Calvary Baptist Church
22860 DuPont Blvd -   (302) 856-3773
 
First Baptist Church
20307 DuPont Blvd -  (302) 856-7936
 
Church of Jesus Christ of Lds
5 Holland Ter  - (302) 697-2840
 
Prospect AME Church
109 Adams St  - (302) 856-3550
 
Wesley United Methodist Church
10 North Race Street - (302) 856-2414
 
St. Michael's Catholic Church
Edwards Street - (302) - 856-6451


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