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

25039 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
(302) 227-6991
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Owner description: 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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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We like the well restored facility and the tour, located on the Ocean, great parking, nice people, and a real nice gift shop.

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Lewes, Delaware
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This is a great little museum, perfect for family groups. Watch the video to get a good introduction and then tour the actual lifesaving station to learn more and get a feel for what life was actually like for the men who patrolled the beaches watching for ships in distress. This museum also offers some great programs (surf fishing lessons,... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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259 attraction reviews
205 helpful votes 205 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I thought this would be an interesting stop and maybe it was just a miscommunication with the person at the desk but what I left with was that I had to pay admission and couldn't access the beach at all in this area. This seemed like an interesting stop, with the life saving station and what I imagined was a... More

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Laura S, Manager at Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum at Delaware Seashore State Park, responded to this review

Hi there! I am so disappointed that you did not enjoy your visit! You are correct in that we do not allow public beach access at the Life-Saving Station. If you tour the museum, a walk on the beach is included in admission. I'm sorry if that was not communicated to you and I will double check with our staff... More

Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Quick stop on rainy afternoon turned out to be real learning experience. Senior rate of $3 informational film...but..tour of original 1800plus structure was fascinating. Keepers room safety boat and all surroundings especially on windy wave rising day showed true bravery of these pre Coast Guard men.

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10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Very interesting place to visit. You can read about how they saved people from ship wrecks. They have demonstrations that portray the event. Actual boats and equipment used are on display.

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Bethesda, MD
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71 reviews 71 reviews
19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We have been to the life saving museum before and enjoyed it. This festival was really geared to kids and we didn't have any with us this trip. We still enjoyed hearing from the local organizations that are protecting the seafaring history. There were lots of little games for kids, some food (limited) and admission to the museum was free.... More

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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

A great place for a Wedding or to learn about area. Children can watch a movie and really learn about what an important role these brave me did.

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Belle Vernon, PA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We enjoyed visiting this museum with video, shop, and the actual station. It truly helped us to imagine what it must have been like to be employed at the life saving station, and the risks that they faced. Also, what daily life was like when things were calm. Very informative and one of the best historical sites in the area.... More

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Falling Waters, West Virginia, United States
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Taking the time and stopping by here was fantastic. Very informative information about the life saving that took place on the ocean. There is a wonderful ship to explore and learn from.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

Excellent! Learned the cage method for wrapping sea glass to create a necklace! It was fun and the staff teaching the class were very helpful! (Katy and Margaret!) All materials were included in the $15 fee. Looking forward to the earring making class next!

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