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Welcome to the Sussex Tavern at the Rabbit’s Ferry House, a gem of the Lewes Historical Society. Each month, the Historic First Friday Event offers a delightful blend of history, music, and period beverages in a charming, cozy setting. Whether you’re a local or just visiting, come join us for an unforgettable evening where the past truly comes alive!

Event Highlights

  • Date and Time: First Friday of each month, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Location: Sussex Tavern at Rabbit’s Ferry House, 110 Shipcarpenter Street, Lewes

What to Expect

Fascinating Tales and Ales

  • History Interpreters: Our knowledgeable interpreters share captivating stories from days gone by.
  • Period Drinks: Savor authentic historical beverages including:
    • Milk Punch: A creamy, spiced delight.
    • Grog: A classic sailor’s drink with a kick.
    • Sangaree: A sweet, wine-based refreshment.

Musical Ambiance

  • Guest Musicians: Talented artists set the mood with live music. This year’s lineup includes:
    • July – November: The lively tunes of the Blarney Pilgrims.
    • December: The festive sounds of Forbes Road Frolic.

Cozy Atmosphere

  • Intimate Setting: The Sussex Tavern offers a warm, inviting space where everyone feels at home.
  • Fire Pit: When it’s chilly, gather around the fire pit for a bit of extra warmth and camaraderie.

Explore the Historic Campus

  • Historic Campus: Stroll around the picturesque grounds, rich with history and charm.
  • Rabbit’s Ferry House: Step inside and experience the ambiance of a bygone era.

Join Us!

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the history and hospitality of the Sussex Tavern. Mark your calendar for the First Friday of each month and bring your friends and family for an evening of stories, music, and merriment.

We can’t wait to see you there!

For more information, visit the Lewes Historical Society website.