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Address: Pilottown Road, Lewes, DE
Phone Number: 302 645 7377
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A National Treasure

The Overfall is a wonderful way to learn the history of the Lighship Service. The boat is beautifully restored and the tour was really fun. I would recommend it for anyone who... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 11, 2015
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

The Overfall is a wonderful way to learn the history of the Lighship Service. The boat is beautifully restored and the tour was really fun. I would recommend it for anyone who loves history.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

My young boys love this playground. It is a short walk from downtown Lewes and the nice shops and restaurants.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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81 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

When visiting Lewes or staying in the area on your vacation, the Lightship Overfalls should be added into your agenda of "things to do" in Lewes. A visit to the Overfalls will give you information on how the lightships were used in the Atlantic Coast area by taking a tour of the ship. Then visitors can use this spot as... More 

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Albany, New York, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Visitors have the chance to learn a lot about the life and work of the light ship staff that protected the maritime traffic along the mid-Atlantic Coast.

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Lewes, Delaware
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Here you can learn about the use of lightships in the Atlantic- tour the ship and see a life saving cottage from the shore.The ship is in the canal front park of Lewes- a lovely town to visit- many great restaurants and next to Cape Henlopen Park!

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Mississauga, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Interesting piece of history very well restored, worth a look at. The people poured a lot of heart and soul into the restoration and it shows.

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Oak Ridge, New Jersey
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550 helpful votes 550 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I had thought that I wouldn't have time to get here, not realizing it was less than a five minute walk from the center of town. As it was, I didn't have time for the tour, so I had to settle for an exterior self-tour (Free). The site is well laid out and on-shore interpretive information was very good. The... More 

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Penfield, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We had a wonderful tour of this lightship. The Overfalls was a lightship used in New England waters to warn ships away from dangerous waters. Everything is well presented and you really get the feel of what it was like to serve on these floating lighthouses. Our guide was very knowledgeable and it was obvious the love that he had... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I finally got to see the inside of this ship & take the tour. It is closed in the off season & certain days. Well worth the money & the volunteer guide knew his stuff. I would not recommend taking children & there were steep steps. Lots of interesting history.

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Duncansville, Pennsylvania
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10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

wish we could have gone up it like last time, but maybe next year.They have tours, we just didn't time it right.

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Address: Address: Pilottown Road, Lewes, DE
Phone Number: 302 645 7377
Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Lewes

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