Lightship Portsmouth Museum, Portsmouth

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  • The U.S. Lightship Service started in 1820. The Lightship Portsmouth was built in 1915. She served for 48 years off the coast of Virginia, Delaware, Massachusetts helping Mariners avoid dangerous...  more »
  • Visited the museum for the first time in thrity years and found ti to be well-run and well-maintained. Only open Fri, Sat and Sun.  more »
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  • This museum is tiny (and I do mean tiny!) but mighty and full of historical memorabilia about Ocean View in Norfolk VA. It is staffed with volunteers who are friendly, knowledgeable, and and helpful. Lots of photos on the walls, in display cases, and on tables. A neat red and blue rowboat is a visual delight--I'm sure it has an interesting history of its own. Will go back to find out.
  • Went here during the Free Museum Day and it was amazing! It's a great piece of history that they are showing people, and the people running it were very welcoming. I personally love museums like this one and would recommend that if you are in the area definitely check it out! You will not be disappointed.

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