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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  • Exits off of DE#1, Coastal Hwy, are well marked. First you go to the visitors' center to buy your ticket into the museum (another building but close by) and you can buy your DE state park pass -- I go...  more »
  • This is a really neat place to visit, takes you back in time and puts things into perspective of how things were done. It's a cool little movie and a self guided tour, I would do it again. Give it at ...  more »
  • Cute gift shop, and very friendly staff. The main reason I've gone here is to pick up Delaware State Park pass. They also sell surf fishing vehicle passes. The museum is small and restored to appearan...  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.