Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum at Delaware Seashore State Park, Rehoboth Beach

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Learn the history of the U. S. Life-Saving Service, the precursor to the current day U. S. Coast Guard, by visiting the original Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum. Be swept back to a time where night-time beach patrols and perilous high seas rescues were the only way to save shipwreck victims along the coasts of the United States. Located just 1.5 miles north of the Indian River Bridge, the site also hosts a unique nautically-themed gift shop that also serves as the park office for Delaware Seashore State Park!
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  • Movie was just ok.. some interesting things in the museum. Tour was self guided but would have been better with a knowledgeable tour guide  more »
  • We knew nothing about the history of the lifesaving stations around the coast. The interpreter at the station had lots of stories to share about the daily life of those men and explained how the lyle ...  more »
  • I'm in awe of the surfmen! This was such an experience to see. Somewhat off the beaten path, this stop in the Delaware Seashore State Park offers the history behind the men who saved endangered passen...  more »
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  • This is a restored beach house from the 1800's that housed a group of people who watched for ship wrecks. It's a fairly small museum but is restored very well with furnishings and items from the period. Very interesting. Requires maybe an hour or less. Nice little gift shop next door.
  • Very well furnished historical site. Be aware there is an entrance fee.
  • A fabulous experience. Very well laid out to illustrate "life" at the life-saving station. Highly recommend using the cell phone tool that they offer. Great for kids. Nice gift shop. My wife bought two lanterns. They show a short video that explains a lot. I had trouble hearing it. The staff could not have been friendlier.
  • Very speedy service for my surf fishing plate
  • Very informative place to stop if you have any questions about Delaware Shores

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