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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  • very low tech and low key. The staff were very helpful and the intro video was short but full of information. The tour is self guide and neat , there is this thing with your cell phone I could not fig...  more »
  • This lifesaving station is well maintained and is a self guided tour. This facility offers all types of activities throughout the year. To me, it is one of Sussex Counties best places to visit.  more »
  • 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 »
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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.