The Indian River Life-Saving Station

A long standing reminder of those who protected our shores.

Location: 130 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth Beach, DE, 19971
Contact: (302) 227-6991
Site: http://www.destateparks.com/irlss/index.asp

Built in 1876, the Indian River Life-Saving Station is one of few life-saving facilities on the Atlantic Coast that still stands in its original location. The building served as a Coast Guard station from 1915 to 1962, when it was damaged by a severe storm and was decommissioned. In the 1990s, the Delaware Seashore Preservation Foundation began work to preserve the building as a museum, restoring it to its 1905 appearance. Since 2004, it has been in the hands of Delaware State Parks, who conduct daily tours of the museum and host programs out of the station site. It is also listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

  • open daily from May 25 to September 3, Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays from Noon to 5 p.m.
  • gift shop located next door
  • admission is $3.50 for adults, $2.50 for seniors, $1 for children ages 6 to 12, and free for children under the age of 6