Lightship Portsmouth

Lightship Portsmouth

Foot of Water & London Streets • (757) 393-8591

Built in 1915, the Lightship PORTSMOUTH served for 48 years off the coasts of Virginia, Delaware and Massachusetts remaining at strategic locations for months at a time. Now a museum, the ship’s quarters are fitted out realistically and filled with fascinating artifacts, uniforms, photographs, models and other curious items. In 1989, the Lightship PORTSMOUTH was designated a National Historic Landmark.


Friday – Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday: 1 pm – 5 pm