Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum at Delaware Seashore State Park, Rehoboth Beach
(4.5/5 based on 60+ reviews on the web)
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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  • If you like a bit of history about earlier sea rescues, this is the place. The house was moved from its original spot but the furnishings and equipment were from the time frame. The living history mus...  more »
  • We are very fond of Delaware Seashore State Park. Its been more than a few years since our last visit. Last week we saw they were conducting a night time tour under lantern light, complete with a tour...  more »
  • 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....  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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • I loved the museum and tour! It was really fun & interesting and the workers who run it were very friendly. It has my recommendation!
  • Artifacts galore and remnants of a necessary, dangerous past where lives were risked, lost and saved.