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

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Tour guide Steve was the best.

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Jodi O
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 stars 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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Monroe, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

Our guide, Ray, was very informative and helpful. He knew his stuff. The tour of the ship was thorough and kept the attention of our two children ages 9 and 14. I would recommend a visit if you are in the area. From the deck to the engine room, we had a great time. The kids even got a chance... More 

Thank Danzigbike
Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

We really enjoyed our tour of the lightship and learned a great deal since we really weren't familiar with the duties of these ships back in the day along with the commitment and the dangers those sailors faced. Our tour guides were very knowledgeable and fun and we will definitely take guests back as something to do and see in... More 

Thank sarahandbrad2015
1 review
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.

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 

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.

Thank riedar

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