We Need You!

We need your support by becoming a member of the Overfalls Foundation!   Further, we welcome your volunteer services.

Although the major restoration of the ship and slip has been completed, major maintenance and continued restoration will continue in order to prevent the ship from falling into a state of decay. These activities are necessary to keep the ship in its museum-quality condition to allow future generations of visitors to experience life aboard a lightship.

Your membership dues help the foundation and its volunteers with this effort.

Several classes of membership are available:

Membership Class Annual Dues

Able Seaman (Individual) $35
Ship Crew (Family) $50
Business Membership** $75
Ensign $100
Captain $300
Commodore $500
Admiral/Lifetime Member
(one time payment)

**In addition to the member benefits listed below, Business Memberships also have their name shown on the Business Members page.

The Overfalls Foundation is classified as a 501(c)3 organization by the IRS. Accordingly, membership dues and contributions are tax deductible.

Member Benefits

  • Fog Horn eBlasts: Members receive periodic email announcements of news, meetings, parties and other special events sponsored by the Overfalls Foundation.

  • The Knowledge that your membership helps to preserve a site on the list of National Historic Landmarks for future generations! (more)

  • Ten percent discount off purchases of selected items from the Overfalls Ship's Store, including clothes, books, collectables, etc.

  • Personal-Satisfaction from Volunteering: All members are welcome to volunteer their time and effort to the Overfalls Foundation. (volunteer services)

  • Meet New Friends. If you are new to the area and looking for new activities, joining the Overfalls Foundation is perfect. This is a group of people with a common interest: the Overfalls.

  • Free admission to member Historic Navy Ships Association ships. See list here

Membership Application

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Overfalls Foundation, you can submit your application in one of two ways:

1. By mail. Complete the membership form (click here) (fill in the blanks - browser dependent), print it, then send it to our mailing address, see below, along with your check or money order.

Overfalls Foundation
P.O. Box 413
Lewes, Delaware 19958

2. Online. Complete the form below and pay with your credit card.

Online Membership Registration

1. Please select if this is a new membership or a renewal membership:
2. Please select your desired membership level