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Indian River Life-Saving Station


About the Life-Saving Station

Be swept back to a time when night-time beach patrols and perilous high seas rescues were the only way to save shipwreck victims along the coasts of the United States. The original Indian River Life-Saving Station was built in 1876 for use by the United States Lifesaving Service, a government organization created to respond to the alarming number of shipwrecks along the coastlines of the United States and the precursor to today's U. S. Coast Guard.

The building was first 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, and today has been meticulously restored to its 1905 appearance, complete with diamond-shaped trim. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

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This unique coastal property is great for any special event you may have in mind, and is ideal for beach destination weddings and receptions.

While your guests are visiting the beach, they can enjoy exciting programs and events, too!

Download the Indian River Life-Saving Station facility rental guidelines and site diagram.

Featured Program: Winter Solstice Hike

Featured Program: Winter Solstice Hike

Celebrate the winter solstice by hiking Burton Island Nature Preserve. Then take in the sights as the sun sets over Indian River Bay. Pre-registration required. $5 per person Call (302)-227-6991 for more information and to register . Burton Island Nature Preserve Friday, December 21, 2018 at 03:30 p.m.

Add to Calendar 12/21/2018 15:30 12/21/2018 17:00 America/New_York Featured Program: Winter Solstice Hike Celebrate the winter solstice by hiking Burton Island Nature Preserve. Then take in the sights as the sun sets over Indian River Bay. Pre-registration required. $5 per person Call (302)-227-6991 for more information and to register . Burton Island Nature Preserve Delaware Seashore State Park



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