The Ship is CLOSED for the season. We re-open Memorial Day weekend 2017...
May 26th, Season Opening Party...

The Lightship Overfalls, located in Lewes DE, 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?)

The Overfalls Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization relying on your support to fulfill our mission.

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Social Functions
Attend our Opening Party, summer Sundowners and other events held during the year.

• May 26th, Overfalls Season Opening Party
  Save the date - The Overfalls Opening Party and Auction, “Keep our Beacon Bright,” will be held on Friday, May 26, 6-9PM, at the Virden Center. There will be great food, drink and music for you to enjoy. Take the opportunity to bid on the many items that will be available in the auction. This annual event is a great way to start the summer and party with friends while supporting the Overfalls.Tickets are $50 if purchased ahead of time; tickets at the door will be $55. to purchase tickets.
• June 15th, Happy 79th Bithday Overfalls!
  Thursday June 15th, 6-8PM, we will be celebrating the Overfalls 79th birthday. The event is free and open to the public. There will be music, snacks, cake and ice cream. Birthday “gifts” are especially welcome.
• July 20th, Sundowner
  Thursday 6-8PM at the ship with details to follow.
• August 17th, Sundowner
  Thursday 6-8PM at the ship with details to follow.
• September 8th, Fall Fest
  Friday 5:30-7:30PM at the ship with details to follow.
•The Ship is closed for the season. We re-open May 27, 2017.
• Overfalls Lightship as seen on
  Check out YouTube posted videos of the Overfalls Lightship as created by friends of Overfalls and local news organizations.
See us on WRDE See us on WBOC Watch a drone Fly-Over
• Website Enhancement - Naming Opportunities
  The Overfalls Foundation now has the ability to show all donors who have purchased a “Naming Opportunity.” This list is searchable by “Owner” and/or by the “Item” purchased. to see those items purchased by our donors.
• The Overfalls Foundation Awards Two Scholarships
  The Overfalls Foundation is proud to announce the recipients of its 2016 Maritime Studies Scholarships presented to outstanding student(s) who have made a definite commitment to maritime science Those students are Richard “Ricky” Brokaw and Nicholas “Cole” Conrad. To Read their achievements .
• Lowe's Rebuilds the Store and Welcome Center Front Porch
  The Lowe's store located at Five Points selected the Overfalls Foundation as the recipient of a community assistance project. The project replaced the aging porch of the Foundation's Ship's Store and Welcome Center and was completed in July 2016. for complete details.
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   St. Peter's Church Parrish Hall is located at 211 Mulberry Street, Lewes. Click here for directions.
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