Indian River Life-Saving Station

Delaware Seashore State Park

25039 Coastal Highway
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Phone: (302) 227-6991
FAX: (302) 227-6438
GPS Coordinates:
N  38° 38.038 | W 75° 04.018
Email: Park Office


November 1 - April 1:
8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Wednesday through Friday
9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Saturday
Closed Sunday, Monday and Tuesday

April 2 - October 31:
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., 7 days a week

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Reserve the Indian River Life-Saving Station for your special event!

Fort Miles is part of the Delaware History Trail

The Indian River Life-Saving Station is part of The Delaware History Trail! The sign is located to the left of the front gate. Download your passport from Delaware Tourism's website today and start discovering what makes the First State great!

Indian River Life-Saving Station

Take a trip back in time with the help of a soft breeze off the inlet and pristine white sand, against the backdrop of a picturesque, historic Life-Saving Station. The Life-Saving Station has been meticulously restored to its 1905 appearance, complete with diamond-shaped trim.

The station was built in 1876 for use by the United States Life-Saving Service, a government organization created to respond to the alarming number of shipwrecks along the coastlines of the United States. This building was originally located 400 feet closer to the shore, but a sand dune began to form around it almost as soon as it was finished. It was moved to its present location in 1877. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Enjoy a tour of the station during your trip to the beach, and don't forget to stop by the gift shop for some unique nautical mementos of your trip!

Programs and Events

Programs at the Life-Saving Station and other Delaware Seashore State Park locations are listed below. Click the program title to see details, and call (302) 227-6991 to pre-register or if you need more information about our programs.