Built in the 1980s, the building/station was not an actual railroad station but served as the office/station for a commercial venture that included a train ride, dinner and sometimes a murder mystery. The company went out of business in the 1990s and since then, the station has sat empty in a parking lot near the railroad tracks.
The owners of Lavender Fields, Marie Mayor and Sharon Harris, with the help of Rowland Bradley and Nancyfaye Autenzio, restored the station to what it looked like decades ago. The old Queen Anne’s Railroad Station in Lewes was rescued from a bulldozer’s wrath and found a new home, thanks in part to an event sponsored by the Historic Lewes Farmers Market.
Part of the restoration included the addition of large cupola like one that once towered over the station and the building now serves as part commercial kitchen and part tea room for small parties. Contact Martine Downing at 540-905-9561 for more information about the tea room, small group events.