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Indian River Life-Saving Station


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The Indian River Life-Saving Station will be closed on Friday and Saturday, November 29 and 30. Posted 10/30/19

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.

group of people gathereed in front of life saving station

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.



Upcoming Events

Lantern Tour

Friday, November 15, 2019

7:00 PM

Explore the daily lives of the surfmen and what they went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware Coast. A guided museum tour is followed by local tales and a venture out onto the beach where they performed their nightly patrols.Pre-registration is requiredCost: $10 per person. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information

Add to Calendar 11/15/2019 7:00:00 PM 11/15/2019 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Lantern Tour Explore the daily lives of the surfmen and what they went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware Coast. A guided museum tour is followed by local tales and a venture out onto the beach where they performed their nightly patrols.Pre-registration is requiredCost: $10 per person. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information Delaware Seashore State Park

Hike Thompson Island

Saturday, November 16, 2019

10:00 AM

Go for a hike at Thompson Island Nature Preserve with a park interpreter. Learn about the island’s Native American presence and observe the abundant wildlife that calls this island home.Space is very limited so pre-registration is required. $5 per person. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information

Add to Calendar 11/16/2019 10:00:00 AM 11/16/2019 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Hike Thompson Island Go for a hike at Thompson Island Nature Preserve with a park interpreter. Learn about the island’s Native American presence and observe the abundant wildlife that calls this island home.Space is very limited so pre-registration is required. $5 per person. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information Delaware Seashore State Park

Sea Glass Jewelry 101

Saturday, November 16, 2019

1:00 PM

Make a simple sea glass pendant using a few basic wire-wrap techniques. Bring your own piece of sea glass or choose from our collection.Pre-registration required. $15 per person. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information

Add to Calendar 11/16/2019 1:00:00 PM 11/16/2019 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Sea Glass Jewelry 101 Make a simple sea glass pendant using a few basic wire-wrap techniques. Bring your own piece of sea glass or choose from our collection.Pre-registration required. $15 per person. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information Delaware Seashore State Park

Mollusk Meet-Up

Saturday, November 23, 2019

10:00 AM

Discover what a squid and clam have in common and why they’re so closely related in the animal kingdom. A park naturalist will guide participants through a dissection to learn about the anatomy of these vital coastal creatures.Pre-registration required. $8 per person (including adults). Call (302)-227-6991 for more information

Add to Calendar 11/23/2019 10:00:00 AM 11/23/2019 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Mollusk Meet-Up Discover what a squid and clam have in common and why they’re so closely related in the animal kingdom. A park naturalist will guide participants through a dissection to learn about the anatomy of these vital coastal creatures.Pre-registration required. $8 per person (including adults). Call (302)-227-6991 for more information Delaware Seashore State Park

Family Museum Tour

Saturday, November 23, 2019

1:00 PM

Explore the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum during this interactive tour and learn about some of the heroic rescues that occurred close to our shore.Pre-registration required. $5 per person. Ages 8 and up. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information

Add to Calendar 11/23/2019 1:00:00 PM 11/23/2019 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Family Museum Tour Explore the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum during this interactive tour and learn about some of the heroic rescues that occurred close to our shore.Pre-registration required. $5 per person. Ages 8 and up. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information Delaware Seashore State Park

Sunset Bridge Walk

Saturday, November 23, 2019

4:00 PM

Hike to the top of the Indian River Inlet bridge just in time to catch the sun setting over the Indian River Bay. A Park Interpreter will lead the way, pointing out bridge features and explaining how the inlet has changed over the last 100 years.Pre-registration required. $6 per person. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information

Add to Calendar 11/23/2019 4:00:00 PM 11/23/2019 5:00:00 PM America/New_York Sunset Bridge Walk Hike to the top of the Indian River Inlet bridge just in time to catch the sun setting over the Indian River Bay. A Park Interpreter will lead the way, pointing out bridge features and explaining how the inlet has changed over the last 100 years.Pre-registration required. $6 per person. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information Delaware Seashore State Park