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

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#9 of 39 in Museums in Delaware
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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  • Our planned trip to Rehoboth for the first day of spring was much too windy and rainy for all the outdoor walking I had planned. Our waiter recommended this museum as a place with lots of history in a...  more »
  • Anyone who visits Coastal Delaware must make this one of their go-to destinations. The tour is extremely informative...and fun! Plus the Gift Shop has many awesome items and books for all ages.  more »
  • The restored Indian River Life-Saving Station is located on Rt. 1 North bound (Delaware Seashore State Park). Is a nice piece of history and landmark of the area. The restored building is served as a ...  more »
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  • My kids and I ended up here at the recommendation of our restaurant waiter, and I'm so glad we did! We had taken an overnight trip to the shore for the spring equinox full moon, but it rained the whole time and was too windy to go on the boardwalk. The tide was impressively high, though, and with the wind and driving rain there couldn't have been a more perfect day to see this museum. You could really get a sense of its purpose, looking out at the windows at the waves crashing not far from the dunes. Well worth the nominal entry fee, and as our waiter had said, lots of interesting history in a small place. Besides, the building itself is really cool. We will be back.
  • One of a handful of places remaining where you can still "feel" what it must have been like to lead the life of sea rescues. Good movie and phone ap let you go at your own pace. Friendly, knowledgeable staff. Well worth it!
  • There is a little history here. It's pretty cool. Extremely cheap entry fee.
  • We've taken multiple field trips with the Indian River life-saving Station guides, they're always friendly and welcoming. I highly recommend visiting the Indian River life-saving station and attending one of their programs
  • What a lovely museum! I traveled 2,750 miles to visit the Atlantic Ocean for the first time. I'm so glad my friend brought me here. What an interesting place. I had never heard of the breeches rescue method. Fascinating!
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