Ship Hours 10-4, Thursday-Monday (details)...
July 28th, Sundowner BBQ Chicken Taco Night Fiesta (see below ↓)...
August 25th, Sundowner Night (see below ↓)...
September 16th, Fall Fest Closing Party (see below ↓)...

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?)


If you paid for a ticket by check we can refund your payment as no checks have been deposited. Sue will try to give refunds for cash payments if you at 593-7962. Credit card payments are already processed so we will give a credit for the next Sundowner in August or consider your payment a donation to the Overfalls.


• Ship Tours - We are opened seasonally 10AM through 4PM with the last tour starting @3:30PM
  Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend
Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
  After Labor Day weekend until the beginning of October
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
  Beginning of October until season close
Saturday & Sunday
• Part Time Volunteer Needed: Audio/Visual
  During the year, the Overfalls Foundation, sponsors a few events where audio/visual equipment is needed. We have both a power point projector and screen but need a volunteer to store these items and make them available when required and/or set them up at a meeting site. For additional Information contact Dr. Ray Glick at
• Sundowner BBQ Chicken Taco Night Fiesta at the Ship - Saturday, July 30 @6PM at the Ship
  Grab your sombreros and serapes and come join us at our first BBQ Chicken Taco Night Fiesta at the Lightship Overfalls. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children 6-13. Children under 6 are free. The menu will feature delicious shredded Spanish style BBQ chicken with all the fixings to create your own soft tacos, beans and rice, tomato cucumber salad and lots of yummy desserts including our famous brownies. All beverages are included as well. Tickets can be purchased at the Ship Store or by calling Sue at 593-7962. Reserve early as tickets are limited.
• Sundowner Smokey Porky BBQ Night - Thursday, August 25th @6PM at the Ship
  Smoked pulled pork BBQ sandwiches, coleslaw, chips, pickles, desserts and beverages will be served at the Lightship Overfalls. There will be lively music by our favorite Buffalo Chip and the Heard to keep your energy at peak enjoyment. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children 6-13. Children under 6 are free. Additional details to follow.
• Fall Fest Closing Party - Friday, September 16th @6PM at the Ship
  Bring your chairs and come sit a spell and share your summer stories with your Overfalls friends. There will plenty of libations and lively music presented by our favorite Buffalo Chip and the Heard. This event is free however, we ask each guest to bring an appetizer or finger food to share. More details to follow.
• Overfalls October Speaker Presentation - St. Peter's Church, Lewes ⊕ @7PM, Date TBD
  The Overfalls Speaker Presentation Series is a free event open to the public. This event's speaker will be Mr. William Manthorpe.

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