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

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 April 1 to September 30, Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • From October 1-31, we are open Tuesday through Saturday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • From November - March, we are open Tuesday - Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Gift shop located next door.
  • This beautiful seaside historic site is available for outdoor tented weddings and receptions.
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