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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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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.
Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Look into history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

Very well placed structure in the middle of the state park. Good example and like hands on experience of how our U.S. Coast Guard was originated.

Visited December 2012
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North Central MA
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“Nice place to stop for a while.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Stopped here on our way down the shoreline. Had a great time and learned a lot. The station house is just like they walked away in the middle of the day. Lots of period items with explanations. They also have an audio tour for people with unlimited minutes on their phone. There is a museum store with a video to watch. Outside they have picnic areas, both covered and open. Also a short 10 yard walk to the beach through the dunes out the southwest corner of the yard.

Visited November 2012
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Federalsburg, Maryland
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“Fun learning!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

This is a great place to visit, either with kids or without! They offer varied and interesting educational experiences at very reasonable prices. I brought my niece here one November when she was 10 for a squid dissection class and she thought it was sooo cool (she's not really a "girlie-girl! LOL) After the dissection class, the squid was prepared and wham! Calamari! She'd never eaten it before, but was game to try it. Now she loves the stuff. Afterwards, we broused thier lovely gift shop and picked up a few things, then did some beach combing for sea shells (yes, it was COLD!!) but we made a good haul. This past summer I took my 6 year old nephew to the Maritime Festival they were having and had a great time listening to sailors' songs, making scrimshaw and watching a rescue re-enactment. The cannon was the best part! We also did some great beach combing while we were there and got to splash in the waves a bit, it was an exciting first visit to the ocean for him! They've got all sorts of really cool activities that I'd love to do, but haven't had the chance yet, like edible plants of the seashore and star gazing. They also do plays. Always something good going on at IRLSS!

Visited August 2012
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