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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!Before you head to Rehoboth Beach, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Rehoboth Beach trip itinerary planner, to make sure you see all that Rehoboth Beach has to offer, including Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum at Delaware Seashore State Park.
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We had a windy cool (a little rain) day, and the lifesaving station became our focal point for the day. We learned a lot about how the rescues at sea worked, particularly the clever floating breeches.... read more »
The Life Saving Service and its stations along the seaboard have a unique history. They responded to vessels in distress with long boats and great courage. This station has been painstakingly restored... read more »
This museum has everything to learn about the U.S. lifesaving stations and how they lived and saved lives. The museum has been restored so that you can see how these brave men lived together and worke... read more »
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.
Capt. Gerry Hare
A short drive heading south out of Rehoboth Delaware you'll find the Indian River Inlet Life Saving Station, originally stationed for distressed ships, now a life saving museum that is worth the visit
Artifacts galore and remnants of a necessary, dangerous past where lives were risked, lost and saved.
Very informative place to stop if you have any questions about Delaware Shores
I loved the museum and tour! It was really fun & interesting and the workers who run it were very friendly. It has my recommendation!
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