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

4.6
#10 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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  • Learned all.about life saving techniques in early Delare. Equipment was interesting and displays and equipment were informative. Good for adults as well as children.  more »
  • Great location on the beach; the building was closed when I went so check the hours. Still walking on the beach is great!  more »
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  • Liked this tiny gem. The volunteer was sweet and helpful and this gave some interesting information even with the little area. The ship is so cool.
  • Cute little museum that starts with a short film about the history of life saving on the ocean. The museum is small but interesting. Some objects have a number and you can get more information by calling a special number and punching in the item number.

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