Reviews of Lightship Overfalls (Museum)

219 Pilottown Rd, Lewes, DE 19958, United States

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REVIEWS OF Lightship Overfalls IN Delaware

Karen Fleck

Volunteers provide tours of the ship that last 30-40 minutes. There is also a small gift shop and museum. The only way to go into the ship is his a tour. In 2019, tours cost $5 for adults, children 14 and under a free. The tour guides provide facts of the ship as well as a few stories. Highly recommend the tour .

Lindsey Miller

Just visited this park for the first time a few days ago. Absolutely gorgeous at night with lights strung everywhere! Very clean and family friendly. I would love to come back during the day to get a tour of the ship.

Trevor Roy

Terrelyn Greszler

Beautiful gardens. Historical maritime history.

Bill Novak

Who would have expected to see our 3 year old grandson spending an hour checking out the berths, galley, wheelhouse, and deck winches. He was awe struck with all this on a boat :)

Edward Hastings

Tour was informative.


Ms. Fenton

We went during the off season, so I wasn't expecting much but to our pleasant surprise the whole ship is lit up at night! Sure we didn't get the tour but I had never heard of a light ship and I had to see one and I certainly wasn't disappointed! She is a beauty still. Gorgeous at night! I wish that they were open so that we could at least donate some money for her up keeping. They also have what is advertised as "the world's largest bobber" next to the ship. It's a quick stop but definitely worth it. On your way through town you can also see all of the historic buildings it's a very nice little town.

Marsha Roberts

Great docent! Seen many lighthouses and climbed every one I could but never toured a lightship! Great for children too!

Ricka Patterson

Great idea, can't wait for completion

Amber Payne

Very cool to walk through a guided tour of a piece of history. We and our kids lived it.

Tilly Lo

Lots of history and a beautiful ship/floating lighthouse. It was interesting to learn that these lighthouse ship was used as floating lighthouses. I was amazed by how big this ship is, and these ships were built to survive storms, rough water, etc... All I can think of is how scary it was for those who lived on these ships to be out in the water, at night, in a storm.... With its purpose was to serve as a location indicator.

Isatu Sesay

George Henneman

Melissa Reitkopp

Neat, interesting, tours of history that I never knew about!


Great little stop for families. The play ground is really cute with some great photo opps. You can also find a few of the local National Parks passport stamps here.

Jeff Corvetti

What a fun day, thank you to the wonderful tour guide. She was friendly and fun.

Patsy Myers

Drew Brady

Mike McElhaney

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Scott Rhine


Ok if you want dry dock

Carol Pollio

Go on the tour! Lots of information presented. A unique story is told here for just $5 per person that benefits the foundation that maintains the Overfalls.

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David Brotz

Bill Koplitz

Worth a visit to see how we protected the coast and shipping

Tony Pangaio

Aaron A. Wallace

Very informative tour that is inexpensive at only five dollars per adult, it is an impressive thing to think of lighthouse service and later coastguard out in the mouth of the Delaware bay on one of those ships. Talk about an exposed anchorage. The ships themselves were basically floating air compressors and generators to run the fog horn light and radio beacon. The boat lists because it is aground in its slip, the current on the lewes channel silts the slip in, about 17,000 hours so far have been put into the restoration of the boat and it is in pretty good shape for a 75 year old steel boat. The park and marina that it is near is very well maintained and right off the main drag of Lewes Delaware with excellent food options, and shopping.

Mary Kouloubri

Gary Griffith

Very well run and informative

Lisa Baker

Dean Sosa

Great place to take the kids for a walk.

Don Chester

Closed while I was here

Alex Brown

Camilla Gaudioso

Jeff Rutherford

Diane Albanese

Ship shape and ready to tour! The Overfalls is a local treasure and the locals have done much to preserve it! There is a foundation that had this historic ship completely refurbished recently. An amazing amount of history is told here told by an army of volunteers! Even more is the adjacent park including an extensive young children playground, benches to watch boats on the canal and a dock to welcome boats and to fish. Come visit soon!

anthony romano

BJ Tryon

Capt. Gerry Hare

It's Not often I shoot a picture into the sun, but this was the only vantage point that would show why the lightship was leaning, namely the lack of water from an extremely low tide


Very interesting to learn the role of lightships.


Great place for the family to visit in Lewes Delaware

Jessica Neff

Love park here for my kids

Kim Parkins

Fun to explore.

Daniela Milstein

very informative.

Jeremy Smeltzer

I nice place to take the young ones....

Andrew Mock


An important part of our coastal history many people don't even know about. The amount of work that goes into taking of this by both workers and volunteers is worth it for this living museum

Shaina Graboyes

Polly Forest

Really enjoyed the tour inside the ship!

William Elling

Sarah Nolt

Definitely worth the time and small amount of money. Can tour the entire ship.

Matthew Collins


Interesting stuff! Nice playground for children next to this ship.

Ben Koly

The light ship Overfalls is a must see attraction in Lewes. Not only are the tour guides kind and informative, but the park, and surrounding area are beautiful and well kept. While you are there, be sure to eat at Irish Eyes, a restaurant across the canal.

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Sharon Schreiber

Great place to tour, lots of history and it only cost five bucks.

Sam Hamed

Cool place to have a date with your love ones

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Ben Kranefeld

Beautifully restored former Lightship! I unfortunately did not have the spare time to go onboard, but since I don't get down to Lewes, DE often, I wanted to at least stop by for a few pictures.

Belden Raymond

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Really cool

John Levins

Lightship Overfalls LV 118/WAL 538 Lighthouse The Overfalls Lightship Station was located near the mouth of Delaware Bay, roughly three miles east of Cape Henlopen and 8.5 miles southwest of Cape May, and marked the Overfalls Shoal where the shallowest spot had a depth of only ten feet. Just four different lightships serviced the station between 1898 and 1960, when a buoy was used to mark the location. LV 101/WAL 524 had the longest tenure at the station, being anchored therefrom 1926 to 1951, and is now permanently docked at Portsmouth, Virginia where it is open to the public as a museum. WLV-605 bore the station mark OVERFALLS on her sides from when she was built in 1951 until the station was discontinued in 1960. A crew of fifteen was assigned to WLV-605 when a reporter visited her in 1955. One seaman and an engineman were on watch at all times, and a four-hour watch was typically served followed by eight hours off. The men lived aboard for twenty-one days and were then treated to an eight-day leave.

Daniel Vanegas

Beautiful area to take your family and kids

Barry Sell

Scott Alleman

Mike Kosmicki

Great tour! If you like Maritime history this is a great stop!

Meh Photos

We went on the full tour of the ship, and they have much of the ship restored and preserved. The

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Angel Cromey

Steve Schwinn

Wonderful historic light ship!

Larry Robinson

Great educational tour of a preserved timepiece of our nautical history. Worth the trip

Greg Hays

Was visiting on business. But because of the history like this around the Lewes area I plan coming back on vacation. Wonderful place. If you are ever in the Lewes area don't skip this by.

Essential Viewfinder

Great addition to the Lewes Canal waterfront near Little League baseball field.

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Sharon Gilbreath

I was ok.

Bob Gibson

A restored lightship as it was when in service. Crew quarters, mess, officers quarters and engine room tours. The guides do a great job with historic details. Kids love it. Nothing like they've done before. Well worth the time. The organization has done a great job of preserving history.

Sam Owens

What a fascinating insight into a magical, strenuous time in our nation's history.

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