Commissioned in 1915 and restored to its original condition, the Lightship PORTSMOUTH was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1989. Visitors can board the vessel and see how the men of the Lightship Service lived during their many months at sea. 

Summer Hours: Open 10-5 Monday through Saturday; 1-5 Sunday. Winter Hours: 10-5 Saturday and 1-5 Sunday; open on Mondays that fall on a holiday. Closed December through February. Admission: $3.00 admission fee covers both the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum and the Lightship Portsmouth Museum.

Area: Beyond The Beach

Address: at Water and London Streets on the Portsmouth Waterfront
Portsmouth, VA 23704

(757) 393-8591

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