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

Closed Now: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Museum and lantern tour

Wonderful experience, very well planned and informative museum. The lantern tour was done... read more

Reviewed July 12, 2018
Frankford, Delaware

Took advantage of not wasting a beach house this week...,and then to stumble apon this lil museum... read more

Reviewed July 5, 2018
Hagerstown, Md
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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...more
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25039 Coastal Hwy, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971-8017
+1 302-227-6991
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restored Indian River Life-Saving Station is located on Rt. 1 North bound (Delaware Seashore State Park). Is a nice piece of history and landmark of the area. The restored building is served as a museum of the mission with a small fee to see...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Prawet J
Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

After driving past this for years we stopped in today. It’s an interesting little museum which consists of a gift shop, a room to watch a video on the Lifesaving Service, a Predecessor of the coast guard, and the renovated “station”. There is a restored...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SDogg1963
Reviewed July 12, 2018

Wonderful experience, very well planned and informative museum. The lantern tour was done perfectly, just the right amount of time,and Jesse was a great guide. Fascinating history on the eastern shore of the surfman from long ago. I would recommend this highly for anyone interested...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Alexius2000
Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

Took advantage of not wasting a beach house this week...,and then to stumble apon this lil museum. With a background of diving, and life saving I’m proud to see this. Katie

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank kmh021
Reviewed June 15, 2018

Short movie describing the men who rescued boats in the late 1800's / early 1900's. Museum was 2 floors showing how the men lived while station at the station. Interesting place.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jane and Bob F
Reviewed June 12, 2018 via mobile

Visited this museum along with the Shipwreck museum in Fenwick. Great to learn about the precursor to the Coast Guard. The video shown is just the right length to keep the attention of a 6 & 9 year old and then off send them to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Amy M
Reviewed May 31, 2018

Learn about the selfless heroes who saved countless lives. A good collection of boats and other devices. Must see the living quarters

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Richard V
Reviewed May 17, 2018

Recently, I had an opportunity to visit and tour the Indian River Life-Saving Station, just south of Dewey Beach, Delaware, and one of the centerpieces of the Delaware Seashore State Park. The life-saving station is situated on the northbound side of Route 1 (Coastal Highway),...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Robert M
Reviewed March 4, 2018

If your into history of the area, this is a good place to go. You can purchase your beach passes here, as well as they have a small gift shop, as well as the tour. Off season hours are hit or miss.More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank JosephP1965
Laura S, General Manager at Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum at Delaware Seashore State Park, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2018

Hi Joseph! Thank you so much for the positive review! Just so you know, we are open 7 days/week from April 2 - October 31. Our hours are not hit or miss in the off season (November 1 - March 31), they are just reduced...More

Reviewed November 25, 2017

This is a nice place to have a look at off season but it was closed on late November day. They close at 4:30 . It is an interesting building even from the outside but I hope to see the interior next time.

Date of experience: November 2017
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