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Address: Pilottown Road, Lewes, DE
Phone Number: 302 645 7377
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Best Maritime Tour

Closed for season but called ahead and guide met me there. WOW! Best maritime tour by great guide who turned every question into an interesting story.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 9, 2015
David B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Closed for season but called ahead and guide met me there. WOW! Best maritime tour by great guide who turned every question into an interesting story.

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Thank David B
Lewes, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

To learn of the maritime history of one of the last remaining lightships, a tour of the Overfalls is highly recommended. Located adjacent to Lewes Canalfront Park, the ship is berthed on the Rehoboth and Lewes Canal and offers beautiful views of the surrounding area. Docents with the Foundation will give you a guided tour of both the exterior and... More 

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Thank beachdog1
Wilmington, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Interesting visit thanks to knowledgeable tour guide. Unusual vessel with unique equipment, problems and solutions.

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Thank riedar
New Gloucester, Maine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Lovely in-town park along the canal. We came here at dusk one evening and fished in the canal for a couple of hours, catching a sand shark and some croakers. There was bioluminescence in the canal. It was quiet and lovely. The park was immaculate and well-lit; the lightship was beautifully and respectfully presented. There was a great blue heron... More 

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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71 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

This ship is a fantastic free visit. Locals decided to refurbish it and ask for a $5 donation. This light ship was used for guiding ships at sea when light houses were not available. They operated for over 150 years through the beginning of WWII. guide was a local and very knowledgeable. A must see in Lewes.

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Easton, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

The Lightship Overfalls is a fascinating ship that should not be missed. Also interesting is the small museum located in the ticket office.

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Thank jrepok
Holton, Kansas
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The lightship over is docked close to the hotel in which we stayed.,The Inn at Canal Square. my seven-year-old grand twins enjoyed seeing the crews quarters and the kitchen (galley)and just being on a big boat generally. I was really interested by the history and use of such boats. It was a quick, (20-30 minutes) and interesting our for almost... More 

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Thank GMGREEK
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Our tour guide, Dave, was exceedingly knowledgeable about the ship, other lightships, and this particular project. He readily had answers for all our questions, and helped us feel his excitement about the ship and pride in the community for succeeding with this impressive project.

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Thank Shay S
Lewes, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

My husband and I went to see a movie under the stars down by the water. There is a playground near by. We totally enjoyed our evening together

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We were just able to make the last tour of the day, and I'm glad we did. Our 6 year old enjoyed it as well. It was $5 per adult, and worth it to help with upkeep for the ship. There is also a playground nearby, and free parking.

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