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Address: Pilottown Road, Lewes, DE
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Wow, a surprise find right in Lewes on the Canal

Make sure you make time for this piece of history in downtown Lewes off Pilottown Rd. I went just after sunset and the outline of the ship's mast in tiny white lights against a... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2017
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Dover
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17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

Make sure you make time for this piece of history in downtown Lewes off Pilottown Rd. I went just after sunset and the outline of the ship's mast in tiny white lights against a background of pink, purple and orange sky was awe inspiring and great for interesting photos!

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Lewes, Delaware
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 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.

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Lewes
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36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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.

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Thank Joanne B
Rochester, New York
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93 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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 

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Thank Larry F
Lewes, Delaware
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 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.

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Thank newyorkgal72
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
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6 reviews
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.

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Thank cgs2006
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

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

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Thank Jodi O
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 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.

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Thank Tracy L
Lewes, Delaware
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38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 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 

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