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Address: Pilottown Road, Lewes, DE
Phone Number: +1 302-645-7377

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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 12, 2016
Joanne B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 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
Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 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 a hot September day and he did everything to make our tour comfortable and safe... More 

Thank Larry F
Lewes, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 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
Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 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
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 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
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Very cool historical lightship. Tour was quaint and had personal tour guide through ship. Steve was the best.

Thank Jodi O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

Really nice tour of a lightship. Knowledgeable and eager tour guides. Only 5 dollars to visit ... Good for families, adults, kids.... I highly recommend a stop if you are in the area.

Thank Tracy L
Lewes, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

I went on the Overfalls with my daughter, wife, son in law and teenage (14) Grandaughter. The $5 er person donation (used for her upkeep and preservation) was money well spent for the guided tour. Talking to the volunteer guide makes everything on board come to life. One really begins to understand what it was like to be anchored offshore... More 

Thank Ken C
Lewes, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016

Interesting maritime history lesson of life on a US Coast Guard lightship in the 1900s. Tour the ship with a knowledgeable volunteer who truly wants to bring this fascinating piece of history to life.

Thank FetchVito
Easton, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

Delmarva Peninsula has a rich maritime history. The Lightship Overfalls is a wonderful addition to that tradition. This National Historic Landmark represents one of the few remaining lightships and one of the very few that can be toured. If you are a lighthouse fan, lightships may be the one type of coastal warning system you have not seen. The ship... More 

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