Plan Your Visit

The Ship, Ship Store and Museum are open 10AM – 4PM:

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday (Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend) and 

Friday, Saturday, Sunday (After Labor Day weekend until season close (mid-October)

Special openings to the public on Veteran’s Day and the first Saturday in December.

Ship Tours

Take a guided tour above and below decks of the refurbished Overfalls. 

The last daily tour starts at 3:30.

Group Tours and Off Season tours can be arranged by contacting:

Bob Murphy – (516) 984-4051


$5.00 – Adults & Children 15+
FREE – Children 14 and under
FREE – Overfalls Foundation members


The site is on the canal and adjacent to beautiful Canalfront Park.

219 Pilottown Road
Lewes, Delaware 19958
Phone: 302-644-8050


Stephanie Anne Wheelhouse Conversion to Museum

The Foundation was fortunate to acquire the pilot house from the historic Lewes fishing boat Stephanie Anne when her owners were restoring the vessel. The structure was in very poor condition but had the potential of being repurposed as a museum to display the Foundation’s growing collection of maritime artifacts.

The Stephanie Anne wheelhouse was restored by Foundation volunteers and opened to the public as a museum in 2014. It was dedicated on June 4th, the 76th anniversary of the launch of the Lightship Overfalls. The museum contains artifacts and other exhibits that illustrate life aboard a lightship and tell the American sailor story.

Ship Store

In a previous life, the Ship’s Store was once known as Sylvester’s Bait Shack. Restored and converted to the store, it sells many items that will remind you of your memorable visit to the Lightship Overfalls, including toys, shirts, hats, gifts, books, media and other memorabilia.