Location: 130 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth Beach, DE, 19971
Contact: (302) 227-6991
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.