We Need You!  Become a member of the Overfalls Foundation and play a vital role in preserving Sussex County’s only National Historic Landmark.

Your membership dues help the foundation fulfill its mission of maintaining the ship along with providing educational opportunities and seasonal events to our community.  

The following levels of membership are available:

Membership ClassAnnual Dues
Able Seaman (Individual)$35
Ship Crew (Family)$50
Business Membership**$75
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 section.

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, social activities and other special events sponsored by the Overfalls Foundation.
  • The Knowledge that your membership helps to preserve a National Historic Landmark for future generations! (more)
  • Ten percent discount off purchases from the Overfalls Ship’s Store.
  • Personal-Satisfaction from Volunteering: All members are welcome to volunteer their time and effort to the Overfalls Foundation.
  • Meet New Friends. Joining the Overfalls Foundation provides you excellent opportunities to meet new people and create new business opportunities.
  • Free admission to the Lightship Overfalls during the regular operating season
  • Free admission to member Historic Navy Ships Association ships.
  • Additionally, Admiral/Life Members have access to the ship for private tours (free of charge/subject to scheduling) throughout the year and are invited to one private function hosted by the Foundation each year.

Membership Application

Please submit your application to become a member of the Overfalls Foundation either by mail or online:

  1. By mail. Complete the membership form (click here), print it, then mail it with your check or money order to the following address:

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

  2. Online (click here).

Business Members

The Overfalls Foundation is proud to have the following businesses as members. Business members help support the Foundation to meet its mission to preserve the Overfalls and teach Delaware’s rich maritime history. We encourage our members and the general public to support these businesses whenever possible.

Business NameAddress / PhoneEmail / Website
Richard A. Hall, PC
Certified Public Accountants
6849 Old Dominion Drive
Suite 360
McLean, VA 22101-3791
703-821-7734 fax
703-608-4553 cell
ILA Local 1694200 S. Claymont St.
Wilmington DE 19801
The John Penrose Virden House217 Second Street
Lewes, DE 19958
Jim & Ruth Edwards, Innkeepers
Pennsy Corporation515 Franklin St.
Suite 100
West Chester, PA 19382
State Farm Insurance
Jeanine O’Donnell
16583 Coastal Highway
Lewes, DE 19958
The Stepping StoneThe Stepping Stone
107 W. Market St.
Lewes, DE 19958