Delaware’s history is full of fascinating tales from the sea. With a coast that leads up to a major harbor, we’ve seen our fair share of shipwrecks and stranded sailors. That’s why the Indian River Life Saving Station was built in the 1800s – to help protect watermen from the dangers of the Delmarva coast. Today, you can visit this incredible museum at Delaware Seashore State Park.

The Indian River Life Saving Station Museum is located within Delaware Seashore State Park, at 25039 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971. From April until October 31, the museum is open from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., 7 days a week. It’s closed throughout November, and opens back up for the “off season” of December 1 – March 31, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Wednesday through Friday and
9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Saturday. From December through March, the museum is closed on Sunday.

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