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

25039 Coastal Hwy, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971-8017
+1 302-227-6991
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A Look at Coastal History

This museum, if nothing else, will give you an appreciation of the people who used to man this... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Baltimore, United States
Interesting little spot

We watched the six minute film in the visitor center first, which was very helpful in understanding... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2017
Crestview, Florida
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The Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum is a historic site located within Delaware Seashore State Park. Self-guided tours of the museum are offered year round and provide visitors with the opportunity to learn about the history of the United States Life-Saving Service, precursor to the current day U.S. Coast Guard.Not only is the Indian River Life-Saving Station open for tours, it also acts as the "hub" for all educational and recreational programs held within Delaware Seashore State Park. Programs cover a wide range of topics and activities from local maritime history to guided kayak tours.
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25039 Coastal Hwy, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971-8017
+1 302-227-6991
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum, if nothing else, will give you an appreciation of the people who used to man this station, their job, year round, was to head into the water for rescues...a mighty dangerous job but taken very seriously

Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

We watched the six minute film in the visitor center first, which was very helpful in understanding the history of the USLSS. The station has been re-positioned and beautifully restored, down to the original paint colors. Unique and very interesting little known part of history.

Thank kmsmolen
Reviewed 30 April 2017

It is a bit small and out of the way. Most people don't even know that it exists. The guides are always informative and friendly. The place is good for pictures and history.

Thank Rudi R
Reviewed 14 March 2017

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 least a try once!!

Thank Eric B
Reviewed 13 March 2017

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 appearance of a century ago. If seashore history is of...More

Thank k c
Reviewed 24 February 2017

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 figure out but would rather...More

Thank boxerboy27
Reviewed 1 February 2017

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.

Thank celia-in-rehoboth
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

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 museum allowed you to call on your cell phone...More

Thank MelGho
Reviewed 30 October 2016

We are very fond of Delaware Seashore State Park. Its been more than a few years since our last visit. Last week we saw they were conducting a night time tour under lantern light, complete with a tour of the station, a walk on the...More

Thank Chimesboss
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

We had a windy cool (a little rain) day, and the lifesaving station became our focal point for the day. We learned a lot about how the rescues at sea worked, particularly the clever floating breeches. The restoration is wonderful with the personal touch of...More

Thank BAEberly
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