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Lightship Overfalls

Pilottown Road, Lewes, DE
+1 302-645-7377
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Fantastic place to visit

A must stop while in this area. Great ship to walk and tour. this was a life saving ship where a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Don B
Falling Waters, West Virginia, United States
Ship tour

Have enjoyed visiting this lightship and learning about what it did. Tour guides were very friendly... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Dave L
Reston, Virginia
via mobile
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Pilottown Road, Lewes, DE
+1 302-645-7377
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A must stop while in this area. Great ship to walk and tour. this was a life saving ship where a crew went out to save other ships and crews in trouble.

Thank Don B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have enjoyed visiting this lightship and learning about what it did. Tour guides were very friendly and informative. Very easy to get to from route 1.

Thank Dave L
Reviewed 31 May 2017

It is hard to imagine the people who were on this light ship 24 hours a day, when you look out at the where the Delaware river and the Atlantic ocean come together. It is rough/choppy. The light ship is out of the water and...More

Thank Randy C
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Make sure you make time for this piece of history in downtown Lewes off Pilottown Rd. I went just after sunset and the outline of the ship's mast in tiny white lights against a background of pink, purple and orange sky was awe inspiring and...More

Thank 221jacquelynh
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Beautiful restored Lightship. Must visit if in Lewes. One of only 7 left. Take a guided tour to get the real feel and history of a bygone era.

Thank guytownsend2016
Reviewed 12 October 2016

The volunteers at the Lightship are quite enthusiastic and knowledgeable and they answer all questions posed to them. My husband and I enjoyed our tour and we learned so much about the Lightship.

Thank Joanne B
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Most people know about lighthouses along the shore and many tour them. But here is a lighthouse at sea!! The ship has been well restored to reflect its mission and be accessible to the public. Guides are offered and ours (Dave) was exceptional. It was...More

Thank Larry F
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Lewes has SO many great pieces of history, including the Overfalls lightship. And the docents are very knowledgeable, or visit the small gift shop. Well worth the time to visit (several hours). Take plenty of pictures.

Thank retired_spacegeek
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Enjoyed learning about the history of the light ship. Our guide was very knowledgable and the tour took about 30 minutes. Could access most of the ship.

Thank newyorkgal72
Reviewed 1 September 2016

If you love history and boats this is a must see. The gentleman that give the tour are extremely knowledgeable of the history of the town. Good visit.

Thank cgs2006
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