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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.

Upcoming Events

Winter Hike Series

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Get out of the house this winter and stay active. Each week will feature a different trail at either Delaware Seashore or Holts Landing State Park. Meet at Fresh Pond Hickman Road entrance. FREE Pre-registration required Call (302)-227-6991 for more information and details

Add to Calendar America/New_York Winter Hike Series Get out of the house this winter and stay active. Each week will feature a different trail at either Delaware Seashore or Holts Landing State Park. Meet at Fresh Pond Hickman Road entrance. FREE Pre-registration required Call (302)-227-6991 for more information and details Delaware Seashore State Park

Sea Glass Jewelry 101

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Make your own beautiful 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 Ages 12 and up $15 per person Call (302)-227-6991 for more information and details

Add to Calendar America/New_York Sea Glass Jewelry 101 Make your own beautiful 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 Ages 12 and up $15 per person Call (302)-227-6991 for more information and details Delaware Seashore State Park

Squid Dissection

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Study one of the most specialized invertebrates of the sea! A park naturalist will guide a dissection and participants will get to see, first-hand, some of the squid’s unique adaptations for survival. Pre-registration required Limit 1 adult per child Ages 8+ $6 per child Call (302)-227-6991 for more information and details

Add to Calendar America/New_York Squid Dissection Study one of the most specialized invertebrates of the sea! A park naturalist will guide a dissection and participants will get to see, first-hand, some of the squid’s unique adaptations for survival. Pre-registration required Limit 1 adult per child Ages 8+ $6 per child Call (302)-227-6991 for more information and details Delaware Seashore State Park

Winter Lecture Series

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Get out of the house and spend your Tuesday evenings in January and February learning! Different topic every week Meet at the Indian River Marina Conference room; second floor. FREE No pre-registration necessary Call (302)-227-6991 for more information and the presenters of the week

Add to Calendar America/New_York Winter Lecture Series Get out of the house and spend your Tuesday evenings in January and February learning! Different topic every week Meet at the Indian River Marina Conference room; second floor. FREE No pre-registration necessary Call (302)-227-6991 for more information and the presenters of the week Delaware Seashore State Park

Winter Hike Series

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Get out of the house this winter and stay active. Each week will feature a different trail at either Delaware Seashore or Holts Landing State Park. Meet at North Inlet Day Area. FREE Pre-registration required Call (302)-227-6991 for more information and details.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Winter Hike Series Get out of the house this winter and stay active. Each week will feature a different trail at either Delaware Seashore or Holts Landing State Park. Meet at North Inlet Day Area. FREE Pre-registration required Call (302)-227-6991 for more information and details. Delaware Seashore State Park