Lightship Overfalls

219 Pilottown Rd.
Lewes, DE 19958- Map It
Phone: (302) 644-8050

AAA Editor Notes

Lightship Overfalls is at jct. Pilottown Rd. and Shipcarpenter St. With a 1,000-watt flashing electric lantern, a foghorn with a 5-mile range and a radio beacon capable of transmitting 25 miles, this floating lighthouse served as a navigation aid along the East Coast, first in Long Island Sound, then in Boston Harbor. Built in 1938, it was decommissioned in 1972. A tour includes the interior and exterior of the ship.
$5, free (ages 0-14).
Hours: Thurs.-Mon. 10-4, Memorial Day weekend-Labor Day weekend; Fri.-Sun. 10-4, day after Labor Day-Sept. 30; Sat.-Sun. 10-4 in Oct. Allow 1 hour minimum.