Home of the Lightship Overfalls in
Historic Lewes, Delaware
The Overfalls is one of only 17 remaining lightships out of
a total of 179 built from 1820 to 1952. Designated a National
Historic Landmark in 2011, it is one of seven lightships
in this country still open to the public. (What
is a lightship, you ask?)
Come visit the Overfalls!
We are opened for guided tours above and below decks five days a week (Thursday through Monday) seasonally. Check out the tour information and seasonal schedule here.
News and Events Summary
Donate to Overfalls Through Your Amazon Purchases
When you shop at Amazon, through their AmazonSmile program, Amazon will donate a small percentage of your purchase to the Overfalls Foundation at no cost to you. Click HERE to learn how to make this no cost donation every time you shop at Amazon.
Volunteers Needed as Ship Guides
Join Our Winning Team of Volunteers.
Click HERE for Additional Information.
Lewes Firefighters Go Below Decks On Drill
Click HERE for Cape Gazette article
Stephanie Anne Dedication
Click HERE for News Journal article
July 23rd “Sundowner” Wednesday at the Ship 5:30-7:30
” featuring jerk chicken w/pineapple salsa, rice & beans, drinks, dessert and regional music.
Tickets, $12, on sale at the store or call (302) 593-7962. “Island Night” is a RAIN or SHINE event.
5th Annual Seafood and Art Festival at the Indian River Marina
Saturday July 26 -
Visit us at our booth!
August 20th “Sundowner” Wednesday at the Ship 5:30-7:30
Menu to be Announced
Saturday September 13
Sunday September 14
Police & Fireman Appreciation Days
Saturday/Sunday September 20/21
Sunday October 5
Annual Membership Meeting
Friday, October 10, 7pm at St.Peters Hall
Delaware Maritime Hall of Fame Presentation
Saturday, October 11, 5-9pm at the Lewes Yacht Club
Click HERE For a complete listing of Upcoming Events
St. Peters Hall is located at 211 Mulberry Street, Lewes DE
Presidents Message from Tracy Muveny
Welcome to the Lightship Overfalls and our 16th summer season. The Overfalls Foundation welcomes all the new members who have joined us this spring.
The Memorial Day Weekend Opening Party and Auction was a resounding success and the American Lightship Museum is now open for tours on our regular 5 day a week schedule. We are fortunate to have several new ship guide and ship store volunteers. As the season heats up (no pun intended) we will find our guides sorely pressed, so additional guides and volunteers are still needed.
On June 4th, the new Stephanie Anne Pilot House Museum was dedicated as the American Lightship Museum. I encourage everyone to take a stroll through this historic space filled with lightship memorabilia. Members can stop in anytime we are open. Visitors will find this tour included in the $5 admission fee for adults.
The Overfalls Foundation members are known for their willingness to party and this year is no exception! We will have our first Sundowner at the Ship on June 25th from 5:30-7:30pm, a calypso night with delicious BBQ and steel drum music. Other Sundowners will be on July 23rd and August 20th. The August Sundowner will be a special fund raising evening for our friends at the Delaware River and Bay Lighthouse Foundation. Our second annual Clambake will be on September 13th, on the eve of the Dragonboat Festival. Save the date now! Please check our website regularly for details and updates on all these events.
I hope you all will become a frequent visitors to our wonderful museum bringing friends and family along too. Have a wonderful summer!
New Planned Giving Program Introduced
At the April 14 2013 Annual Breakfast meeting, Dave Bernheisel and Tracy Mulveny introduced the new Planned Living program. Read about it here.