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 good experience in the regular hours in the day and during the lantern tour. Website says the museum opens at 8 on Saturday but audio tour is available only starting from 9 on the Delaware... 
    Very good experience in the regular hours in the day and during the lantern tour. Website says the museum opens at 8 on Saturday but audio tour is available only starting from 9 on the Delaware...  more »
  • My wife and I visited the Life Saving Station Museum at Indian River recently. The fee is nominal to get in and is worth it to help keep this historic site available to the public. We learned a lot... 
    My wife and I visited the Life Saving Station Museum at Indian River recently. The fee is nominal to get in and is worth it to help keep this historic site available to the public. We learned a lot...  more »
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  • The Indian River Life-Saving Station in Rehoboth Beach was initially established in the early part of the 20th century to add search and rescue capabilities along Delaware’s Atlantic coast. The original station has been renovated to near-original condition over the years and is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In past centuries, shipwrecks along the coast were relatively common. The station’s museum houses the most complete collection of historic rescue memorabilia of its kind in the area. Self and professionally guided tours are available on a seasonal basis. Most visitors stick around for about an hour before heading off to other attractions
  • Beautifully restored Indian River Station House #142, originally built in 1876.

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