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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
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... more » 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. « less
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English first
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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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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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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9 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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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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23 helpful votes 23 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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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The museum is located just south of Dewey Beach proper, probably a 10 minute drive from Rehoboth Beach Main Street. The gift shop is interesting with some neat memorabilia. The actual museum is well done and you can do a reading tour or audio tour using your cell phone. The history and stories are fascinating. You could spend as little... More

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We met at this museum for sea glass wire wrapping classes and were met by very professional and friendly staff.

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Alexandria, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Just imagine patrolling the beach during the worst storms looking for endangered ships, and if you found one you would row out with your crew to try to pull the people and their goods to safety. Dangerous. This is how the men of the Indian River Life-Saving Station lived prior to the forming of the Coast Guard. They were in... More

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