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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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My Recent Visit/Tour of the Indian River Life-Saving Station

Recently, I had an opportunity to visit and tour the Indian River Life-Saving Station, just south... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Robert M
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Bowie, Maryland
Good for knowledge of area.

If your into history of the area, this is a good place to go. You can purchase your beach passes... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
Joseph P
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Millsboro, Delaware
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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Robert M
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Reviewed 4 March 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

Thank Joseph P
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Laura S, General Manager at Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum at Delaware Seashore State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 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

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Reviewed 25 November 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.

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Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Movie was just ok.. some interesting things in the museum. Tour was self guided but would have been better with a knowledgeable tour guideMore

Thank Karen K
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Laura S, Manager at Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum at Delaware Seashore State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

Hi Karen! Thank you so much for the feedback! The introductory meeting was created by an intern a few years ago and was a HUGE improvement over the movie we used to have. Due to our limited budget, we were unable to have a professional...More

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Reviewed 29 June 2017

We knew nothing about the history of the lifesaving stations around the coast. The interpreter at the station had lots of stories to share about the daily life of those men and explained how the lyle gun was used to rescue sailors. We also took...More

Thank Amy S
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Reviewed 27 June 2017

I'm in awe of the surfmen! This was such an experience to see. Somewhat off the beaten path, this stop in the Delaware Seashore State Park offers the history behind the men who saved endangered passengers and crew in the waters off Fenwick Island. After...More

Thank Joanna M
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Reviewed 11 June 2017

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

Thank EDDIE A
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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
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Reviewed 1 May 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
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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
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