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Lightship Overfalls

Pilottown Road, Lewes, DE
302 645 7377
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Ranked #5 of 21 Attractions in Lewes
Type: Specialty Museums, Cultural
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Mississauga, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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611 reviews 611 reviews
305 attraction reviews
470 helpful votes 470 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I would recommend this as a cultural, historical experience for families or adults touring on their own. Knowledgeable volunteer decents provide 30-45 min tour of the ship and offer history and background on the use of the ship when it was in commission. Small donation of $5 per adult, children free. Adds to the growing tourism flavor of Lewes, a... More

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Lewes, Delaware
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This ship is similar to one named the Overfalls that stood watch off near the mouth of the Delaware Bay warning of the local "Hens and Chickens" shoal. It has been painstakingly refurbished and kept in excellent condition for tours as a museum that shows how life was aboard the vessel for the men that stood watch while it was... More

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Lewes, Delaware
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Congrats to all the volunteers that have turned a rust bucket into a shinning red ship! The tours, ship's store, community involvement are all an anchor of the Lewes canal.

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Galway, Ireland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

coming from a naval and maritime family, we grew up with ships and the ocean always with us and we appreciate when naval and maritime history and traditions are mantained and kept alive. On our recent visit to Lewes, DE to see some navy buddies, we found out of the Lightship Overfall and I made a little research on that... More

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Allentown , PA
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207 reviews 207 reviews
82 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Interesting restored light ship, on the canal and at a park so nice place to take a break with some interesting things to see. Gives you some of history of Lewes.

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