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

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National Historic Landmark

Beautiful restored Lightship. Must visit if in Lewes. One of only 7 left. Take a guided tour to get the real feel and history of a bygone era.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 January 2017
Lewes, Delaware
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Lewes, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Beautiful restored Lightship. Must visit if in Lewes. One of only 7 left. Take a guided tour to get the real feel and history of a bygone era.

Thank guytownsend2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 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 19 September 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 5 September 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 4 September 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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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 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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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 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 15 August 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 10 August 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
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 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

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