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Indian River Life-Saving Station


Special Notice 8/17/19

Museum closed on September 14 for a private event.

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

Evenings at the Amphitheater

Monday, August 26, 2019

7:00 PM

Join a park naturalist at the south campground amphitheater for a fun and informative program about the natural and cultural resources of the park. Topics range from critters of the campground to the history of the Indian River Inlet. Park at the South Inlet Day Area and walk to South Inlet Day Area campground amphitheater. No pre-registration necessary.FREECall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 8/26/2019 7:00:00 PM 8/26/2019 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Evenings at the Amphitheater Join a park naturalist at the south campground amphitheater for a fun and informative program about the natural and cultural resources of the park. Topics range from critters of the campground to the history of the Indian River Inlet. Park at the South Inlet Day Area and walk to South Inlet Day Area campground amphitheater. No pre-registration necessary.FREECall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Creatures of the Marsh

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

6:30 PM

Join a park naturalist to learn about the park’s signature species: horseshoe crabs, osprey, and diamondback terrapins. See osprey in their natural habitat, spend a moment looking for terrapins in the marsh, and learn about the horseshoe crab’s adaptations for survival. No pre-registration necessary. Meet at the Savages Ditch picnic pavilion. Shoes that can get muddy are recommended.FREECall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 8/27/2019 6:30:00 PM 8/27/2019 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Creatures of the Marsh Join a park naturalist to learn about the park’s signature species: horseshoe crabs, osprey, and diamondback terrapins. See osprey in their natural habitat, spend a moment looking for terrapins in the marsh, and learn about the horseshoe crab’s adaptations for survival. No pre-registration necessary. Meet at the Savages Ditch picnic pavilion. Shoes that can get muddy are recommended.FREECall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Wild CRAB Chase!

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

8:30 PM

We’re sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. No pre-registration necessary. Meet at North Inlet Day Area.FREECall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 8/27/2019 8:30:00 PM 8/27/2019 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Wild CRAB Chase! We’re sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. No pre-registration necessary. Meet at North Inlet Day Area.FREECall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Beach Clam Bake

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

6:30 PM

Clam bakes are always a good time, but we’re taking it up a notch and wrapping in some local heritage into this event! The surfmen of the Indian River Life-Saving Station were lucky enough to live in close proximity to Rehoboth Bay, which allowed them to add fresh seafood to their meals. Join us for an evening full of fun, good food, and a glimpse into the lives of the surfmen that patrolled our beaches over 100 years ago. Reservations required at least 7 days in advance. $55/person (includes beer and wine) , $35/person for those under 21

Add to Calendar 8/28/2019 6:30:00 PM 8/28/2019 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Beach Clam Bake Clam bakes are always a good time, but we’re taking it up a notch and wrapping in some local heritage into this event! The surfmen of the Indian River Life-Saving Station were lucky enough to live in close proximity to Rehoboth Bay, which allowed them to add fresh seafood to their meals. Join us for an evening full of fun, good food, and a glimpse into the lives of the surfmen that patrolled our beaches over 100 years ago. Reservations required at least 7 days in advance. $55/person (includes beer and wine) , $35/person for those under 21 Delaware Seashore State Park

Cruise the Canal: Land, Sea, and Archeology

Friday, August 30, 2019

2:00 PM

Join staff from Cape Henlopen State Park and Delaware Seashore State Park and cruise the Lewes-Rehoboth canal and experience the unique wildlife and history of Delaware State Parks. Find out the true purpose of the towers on our coast, how coin beach got its name, the story behind the formation of our coastal parks and more. The spectacular scenic opportunities and exclusive perspective on local history makes this cruise a must for anyone in the area!Visit capewatertours.com for reservations and be sure to choose the State Parks Cruise!$22 per person; $15 per child (ages 4 to 11)

Add to Calendar 8/30/2019 2:00:00 PM 8/30/2019 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Cruise the Canal: Land, Sea, and Archeology Join staff from Cape Henlopen State Park and Delaware Seashore State Park and cruise the Lewes-Rehoboth canal and experience the unique wildlife and history of Delaware State Parks. Find out the true purpose of the towers on our coast, how coin beach got its name, the story behind the formation of our coastal parks and more. The spectacular scenic opportunities and exclusive perspective on local history makes this cruise a must for anyone in the area!Visit capewatertours.com for reservations and be sure to choose the State Parks Cruise!$22 per person; $15 per child (ages 4 to 11) Delaware Seashore State Park

Beach Bonfire

Sunday, September 1, 2019

8:30 PM

Join park staff for the evening with a bonfire on the beach! We’ll supply the fire; all you have to do is show up with a chair or a beach blanket. Meet on the North Inlet beach. Free. Call (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 9/1/2019 8:30:00 PM 9/1/2019 10:00:00 PM America/New_York Beach Bonfire Join park staff for the evening with a bonfire on the beach! We’ll supply the fire; all you have to do is show up with a chair or a beach blanket. Meet on the North Inlet beach. Free. Call (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Evenings at the Amphitheater

Monday, September 2, 2019

7:00 PM

Join a park naturalist at the south campground amphitheater for a fun and informative program about the natural and cultural resources of the park. Topics range from critters of the campground to the history of the Indian River Inlet. Park at the South Inlet Day Area and walk to South Inlet Day Area campground amphitheater. No pre-registration necessary. Free. Call (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 9/2/2019 7:00:00 PM 9/2/2019 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Evenings at the Amphitheater Join a park naturalist at the south campground amphitheater for a fun and informative program about the natural and cultural resources of the park. Topics range from critters of the campground to the history of the Indian River Inlet. Park at the South Inlet Day Area and walk to South Inlet Day Area campground amphitheater. No pre-registration necessary. Free. Call (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Paddle the Assawoman Canal

Friday, September 6, 2019

9:00 AM

Check out one of the area’s newest kayak launches! Paddle a portion of the historic Assawoman canal with park interpreters and learn about its beginnings in the late 19th century. This kayaking trip is one of the only shaded areas to paddle in the beach park region. Previous paddling experience required. Ages 16+ $40 per person

Add to Calendar 9/6/2019 9:00:00 AM 9/6/2019 1:00:00 PM America/New_York Paddle the Assawoman Canal Check out one of the area’s newest kayak launches! Paddle a portion of the historic Assawoman canal with park interpreters and learn about its beginnings in the late 19th century. This kayaking trip is one of the only shaded areas to paddle in the beach park region. Previous paddling experience required. Ages 16+ $40 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Brown Box Theater: Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure: Holts Landing

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

6:00 PM

Free Outdoor Shakespeare returns with the political drama, Measure for Measure. What happens when corruption reaches the highest level of court? Explore the price of principle, and witness what happens when the law is bent by those who serve to uphold it. A duke in disguise leaves the fate of his people in the hands of a ruthless judge. A loyal sister is faced with an important decision: save the life of her brother, or uphold her honor? Join us for Shakespeare’s timeless tale of deception, virtue, and honor, and decide for yourself whether justice is served.No tickets are neededLawn seating, blankets, and lawn chairs welcome. Weather-dependent event. Free w/ paid park entry. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information

Add to Calendar 9/11/2019 6:00:00 PM 9/11/2019 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Brown Box Theater: Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure Free Outdoor Shakespeare returns with the political drama, Measure for Measure. What happens when corruption reaches the highest level of court? Explore the price of principle, and witness what happens when the law is bent by those who serve to uphold it. A duke in disguise leaves the fate of his people in the hands of a ruthless judge. A loyal sister is faced with an important decision: save the life of her brother, or uphold her honor? Join us for Shakespeare’s timeless tale of deception, virtue, and honor, and decide for yourself whether justice is served.No tickets are neededLawn seating, blankets, and lawn chairs welcome. Weather-dependent event. Free w/ paid park entry. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information Holts Landing State Park

Hike Thompson Island

Friday, September 13, 2019

4:30 PM

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 9/13/2019 4:30:00 PM 9/13/2019 5:30:00 PM 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

Lantern Tour

Friday, September 13, 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 required. Cost: $10 per person. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information

Add to Calendar 9/13/2019 7:00:00 PM 9/13/2019 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 required. Cost: $10 per person. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information Delaware Seashore State Park

Forgotten Stories of the Sand

Saturday, September 14, 2019

10:00 AM

People have been visiting the beaches at our park for decades, but there’s more than crowds of beach-goers turning up at the shore. Just what is the story behind the rusty nails and washers, the pieces of sea glass, the copper coins that people have found? Come learn how archaeology helps us uncover and preserve the past, discover the stories behind these artifacts, and get hands-on with the uncovered items.Pre-registration required. $5 per person. Ages 8 and up. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information

Add to Calendar 9/14/2019 10:00:00 AM 9/14/2019 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Forgotten Stories of the Sand People have been visiting the beaches at our park for decades, but there’s more than crowds of beach-goers turning up at the shore. Just what is the story behind the rusty nails and washers, the pieces of sea glass, the copper coins that people have found? Come learn how archaeology helps us uncover and preserve the past, discover the stories behind these artifacts, and get hands-on with the uncovered items.Pre-registration required. $5 per person. Ages 8 and up. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information Delaware Seashore State Park

Introduction to Surf Introduction

Sunday, September 15, 2019

9:00 AM

Have you always wanted to try surf fishing but weren’t sure how to get started? If so, this program is for you! We will cover everything from fish identification to proper casting techniques. Rods, reels and bait are all provided. Participants under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.Pre-registration required. $25 per person. Ages 10 and up. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information

Add to Calendar 9/15/2019 9:00:00 AM 9/15/2019 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Introduction to Surf Introduction Have you always wanted to try surf fishing but weren’t sure how to get started? If so, this program is for you! We will cover everything from fish identification to proper casting techniques. Rods, reels and bait are all provided. Participants under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.Pre-registration required. $25 per person. Ages 10 and up. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information Delaware Seashore State Park

Beach Driving Clinic

Sunday, September 15, 2019

2:00 PM

Learn park rules, licensing requirements and tips from park staff to maximize your safety while driving on the beach. Then follow park staff out to the beach to practice driving on the sand (participants must have a valid surf tag on their vehicle).Pre-registration required. $6 per person. Age 16 and up. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information

Add to Calendar 9/15/2019 2:00:00 PM 9/15/2019 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Beach Driving Clinic Learn park rules, licensing requirements and tips from park staff to maximize your safety while driving on the beach. Then follow park staff out to the beach to practice driving on the sand (participants must have a valid surf tag on their vehicle).Pre-registration required. $6 per person. Age 16 and up. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information Delaware Seashore State Park

Savoring Our Coastal Heritage

Friday, September 20, 2019

6:00 PM

Tour the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station, one of the oldest oceanfront buildings along Delaware's coast, and learn about the daily lives of the surfmen that served at the station and the heroic rescues they performed. Then sit down to a locally-sourced dining experience, with a menu inspired by what the surfmen may have been eating around the turn-of-the-century. Menu may include anything from steamed clams to muskrat stew! Top off the evening with a lantern-lit walk on the beach to hear local shipwreck tales, full of tragedy and mystery.Pre-registration required. $90 per person (includes beverages). Call (302)-227-6991 for more information

Add to Calendar 9/20/2019 6:00:00 PM 9/20/2019 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Savoring Our Coastal Heritage Tour the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station, one of the oldest oceanfront buildings along Delaware's coast, and learn about the daily lives of the surfmen that served at the station and the heroic rescues they performed. Then sit down to a locally-sourced dining experience, with a menu inspired by what the surfmen may have been eating around the turn-of-the-century. Menu may include anything from steamed clams to muskrat stew! Top off the evening with a lantern-lit walk on the beach to hear local shipwreck tales, full of tragedy and mystery.Pre-registration required. $90 per person (includes beverages). Call (302)-227-6991 for more information Delaware Seashore State Park

Mollusk Meet-Up

Saturday, September 28, 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 9/28/2019 10:00:00 AM 9/28/2019 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

Introduction to Surf Fishing

Sunday, September 29, 2019

9:00 AM

Have you always wanted to try surf fishing but weren’t sure how to get started? If so, this program is for you! We will cover everything from fish identification to proper casting techniques. Rods, reels and bait are all provided. Participants under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.Pre-registration required. $25 per person. Ages 10 and up. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information

Add to Calendar 9/29/2019 9:00:00 AM 9/29/2019 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Introduction to Surf Fishing Have you always wanted to try surf fishing but weren’t sure how to get started? If so, this program is for you! We will cover everything from fish identification to proper casting techniques. Rods, reels and bait are all provided. Participants under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.Pre-registration required. $25 per person. Ages 10 and up. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information Delaware Seashore State Park

Searching for a Signal

Sunday, September 29, 2019

1:00 PM

Long before cell phones, the surfmen of the U.S. Life-Saving Service and mariners at sea had lots of ways of communicating. Come learn how to decipher coded signals in a family-friendly program, and use them to make your own coded craft!Pre-registration requiredAges 8 and up$6 per person. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information

Add to Calendar 9/29/2019 1:00:00 PM 9/29/2019 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Searching for a Signal Long before cell phones, the surfmen of the U.S. Life-Saving Service and mariners at sea had lots of ways of communicating. Come learn how to decipher coded signals in a family-friendly program, and use them to make your own coded craft!Pre-registration requiredAges 8 and up$6 per person. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information Delaware Seashore State Park

Hike Thompson Island

Friday, October 4, 2019

4:30 PM

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 10/4/2019 4:30:00 PM 10/4/2019 5:30:00 PM 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

Big Truck Day!

Saturday, October 5, 2019

10:00 AM

Kids of all ages will love this event! Park and marina staff will have a variety of big trucks and equipment out on display for visitors to see up close, sit in the driver’s seat for photo ops, and see some demonstrations of these machines in action! Some of the vehicles and equipment will include a 24,000-lb capacity fork lift, a beach sweeper, a ranger enforcement vehicle, a DNREC dump truck, a state park minibus, and the marina’s travel lift.Meet at the Indian River MarinaFree. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information

Add to Calendar 10/5/2019 10:00:00 AM 10/5/2019 1:00:00 PM America/New_York Big Truck Day! Kids of all ages will love this event! Park and marina staff will have a variety of big trucks and equipment out on display for visitors to see up close, sit in the driver’s seat for photo ops, and see some demonstrations of these machines in action! Some of the vehicles and equipment will include a 24,000-lb capacity fork lift, a beach sweeper, a ranger enforcement vehicle, a DNREC dump truck, a state park minibus, and the marina’s travel lift.Meet at the Indian River MarinaFree. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information Delaware Seashore State Park

Hike the Sea Hawk Trail - Dog and Pet Walk!

Saturday, October 12, 2019

1:00 PM

Dog- and pet-friendly for Greyhound! Join a park naturalist at Holts Landing State Park to hike this 1.7-mile trail. Along the way, learn about the history of this unique park and find out about the Inland Bays and Assawoman Canal. Looks for birds and search for wildlife in the meadow, forest and fresh water ponds. All pets must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet.Pre-registration required. $5 per person. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information

Add to Calendar 10/12/2019 1:00:00 PM 10/12/2019 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Hike the Sea Hawk Trail - Dog and Pet Walk! Dog- and pet-friendly for Greyhound! Join a park naturalist at Holts Landing State Park to hike this 1.7-mile trail. Along the way, learn about the history of this unique park and find out about the Inland Bays and Assawoman Canal. Looks for birds and search for wildlife in the meadow, forest and fresh water ponds. All pets must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet.Pre-registration required. $5 per person. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information Delaware Seashore State Park

Introduction to Surf Fishing

Monday, October 14, 2019

9:00 AM

Have you always wanted to try surf fishing but weren’t sure how to get started? If so, this program is for you! We will cover everything from fish identification to proper casting techniques. Rods, reels and bait are all provided. Participants under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.Pre-registration required. $25 per person. Ages 10 and up. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information

Add to Calendar 10/14/2019 9:00:00 AM 10/14/2019 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Introduction to Surf Fishing Have you always wanted to try surf fishing but weren’t sure how to get started? If so, this program is for you! We will cover everything from fish identification to proper casting techniques. Rods, reels and bait are all provided. Participants under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.Pre-registration required. $25 per person. Ages 10 and up. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information Delaware Seashore State Park

Beach Driving Clinic

Monday, October 14, 2019

2:00 PM

Learn park rules, licensing requirements and tips from park staff to maximize your safety while driving on the beach. Then follow park staff out to the beach to practice driving on the sand (participants must have a valid surf tag on their vehicle).Pre-registration required. $6 per person. Age 16 and up. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information

Add to Calendar 10/14/2019 2:00:00 PM 10/14/2019 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Beach Driving Clinic Learn park rules, licensing requirements and tips from park staff to maximize your safety while driving on the beach. Then follow park staff out to the beach to practice driving on the sand (participants must have a valid surf tag on their vehicle).Pre-registration required. $6 per person. Age 16 and up. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information Delaware Seashore State Park

Lantern Tour

Friday, October 18, 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 required. Cost: $10 per person. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information

Add to Calendar 10/18/2019 7:00:00 PM 10/18/2019 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 required. Cost: $10 per person. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information Delaware Seashore State Park

Hike Burton Island Trail

Saturday, October 19, 2019

10:00 AM

Explore the 1-mile loop trail on Burton Island Nature Preserve with a Park Naturalist. Learn to identify coastal plants, and spot various waterfowl along the way.Pre-registration required. $5 per person. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information

Add to Calendar 10/19/2019 10:00:00 AM 10/19/2019 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Hike Burton Island Trail Explore the 1-mile loop trail on Burton Island Nature Preserve with a Park Naturalist. Learn to identify coastal plants, and spot various waterfowl along the way.Pre-registration required. $5 per person. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information Delaware Seashore State Park

Hike Thompson Island

Saturday, October 19, 2019

1:00 PM

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 10/19/2019 1:00:00 PM 10/19/2019 2:00:00 PM 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

Sunday, October 20, 2019

10:00 AM

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 10/20/2019 10:00:00 AM 10/20/2019 12:00:00 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

Sunset Bridge Walk

Friday, October 25, 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

Add to Calendar 10/25/2019 4:00:00 PM 10/25/2019 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 Delaware Seashore State Park

Sea Witch Weekend: Lantern Tour

Friday, October 25, 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 10/25/2019 7:00:00 PM 10/25/2019 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Sea Witch Weekend: 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

Sea Witch Weekend: Lantern Tour

Saturday, October 26, 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 10/26/2019 7:00:00 PM 10/26/2019 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Sea Witch Weekend: 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

Forgotten Stories of the Sand

Sunday, October 27, 2019

10:00 AM

People have been visiting the beaches at our park for decades, but there’s more than crowds of beach-goers turning up at the shore. Just what is the story behind the rusty nails and washers, the pieces of sea glass, the copper coins that people have found? Come learn how archaeology helps us uncover and preserve the past, discover the stories behind these artifacts, and get hands-on with the uncovered items.Pre-registration required. $5 per person. Ages 8 and up. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information

Add to Calendar 10/27/2019 10:00:00 AM 10/27/2019 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Forgotten Stories of the Sand People have been visiting the beaches at our park for decades, but there’s more than crowds of beach-goers turning up at the shore. Just what is the story behind the rusty nails and washers, the pieces of sea glass, the copper coins that people have found? Come learn how archaeology helps us uncover and preserve the past, discover the stories behind these artifacts, and get hands-on with the uncovered items.Pre-registration required. $5 per person. Ages 8 and up. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information Delaware Seashore State Park

Forgotten Stories of the Sand

Saturday, November 2, 2019

10:00 AM

People have been visiting the beaches at our park for decades, but there’s more than crowds of beach-goers turning up at the shore. Just what is the story behind the rusty nails and washers, the pieces of sea glass, the copper coins that people have found? Come learn how archaeology helps us uncover and preserve the past, discover the stories behind these artifacts, and get hands-on with the uncovered items.Pre-registration required. $5 per person. Ages 8 and up. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information

Add to Calendar 11/2/2019 10:00:00 AM 11/2/2019 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Forgotten Stories of the Sand People have been visiting the beaches at our park for decades, but there’s more than crowds of beach-goers turning up at the shore. Just what is the story behind the rusty nails and washers, the pieces of sea glass, the copper coins that people have found? Come learn how archaeology helps us uncover and preserve the past, discover the stories behind these artifacts, and get hands-on with the uncovered items.Pre-registration required. $5 per person. Ages 8 and up. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information Delaware Seashore State Park

Hike the Burton Island Trail

Saturday, November 2, 2019

1:00 PM

Explore the 1-mile loop trail on Burton Island Nature Preserve with a Park Naturalist. Learn to identify coastal plants, and spot various waterfowl along the way.Pre-registration required. $5 per person. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information

Add to Calendar 11/2/2019 1:00:00 PM 11/2/2019 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Hike the Burton Island Trail Explore the 1-mile loop trail on Burton Island Nature Preserve with a Park Naturalist. Learn to identify coastal plants, and spot various waterfowl along the way.Pre-registration required. $5 per person. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information Delaware Seashore State Park

Hike the Sea Hawk Trail

Saturday, November 9, 2019

1:00 PM

Join a park naturalist at Holts Landing State Park to hike this 1.7-mile trail. Along the way, learn about the history of this unique park and find out about the Inland Bays and Assawoman Canal. Looks for birds and search for wildlife in the meadow, forest and fresh water ponds.Pre-registration required. $5 per person. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information

Add to Calendar 11/9/2019 1:00:00 PM 11/9/2019 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Hike the Sea Hawk Trail Join a park naturalist at Holts Landing State Park to hike this 1.7-mile trail. Along the way, learn about the history of this unique park and find out about the Inland Bays and Assawoman Canal. Looks for birds and search for wildlife in the meadow, forest and fresh water ponds.Pre-registration required. $5 per person. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information Delaware Seashore State Park

Sun, Moon, and Bridge

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

4:30 PM

Don’t forget your camera on this one! Hike to the top of the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a Park Interpreter to view the sun set over the Indian River Bay and the full moon rise over the Atlantic Ocean. This program will not be held in overcast or rainy conditions. Meet at the North Inlet Day Area.No pre-registration requiredFree. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information

Add to Calendar 11/12/2019 4:30:00 PM 11/12/2019 5:30:00 PM America/New_York Sun, Moon, and Bridge Don’t forget your camera on this one! Hike to the top of the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a Park Interpreter to view the sun set over the Indian River Bay and the full moon rise over the Atlantic Ocean. This program will not be held in overcast or rainy conditions. Meet at the North Inlet Day Area.No pre-registration requiredFree. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information Delaware Seashore State Park

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