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Indian River Life-Saving Station


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Due to COVID-19, the Life-Saving Station museum is currently closed. Temporary office hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday only

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

Beach Driving Clinic

Thursday, October 6, 2022

9:00 AM

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 and the necessary equipment to do so.) Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $20 per person

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Add to Calendar 10/6/2022 9:00:00 AM 10/6/2022 11:00:00 AM 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 and the necessary equipment to do so.) Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $20 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Shinrin-Yoku: The Art of Japanese Forest Bathing

Thursday, October 6, 2022

2:00 PM

Join parks staff and a Wellness Facilitator for a mindful walk along the state park trails to learn to engage senses, incorporate breath, and appreciate the benefits of being immersed in the natural environment. Participants will slowly and intentionally walk while paying attention to senses, and learning how to "tune in" as we acclimate to the surroundings through walking and seated meditations. Spending mindful time in Nature is proven to lower your heart rate, reduce stress and anxiety, and help with depression. Expect to feel relaxed, refreshed, and connected to nature after this guided mindfulness walk. A small towel to sit on is optional for the 15-minute seated meditation. Online registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. Ages 13 and up. $15 per person

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Add to Calendar 10/6/2022 2:00:00 PM 10/6/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Shinrin-Yoku: The Art of Japanese Forest Bathing Join parks staff and a Wellness Facilitator for a mindful walk along the state park trails to learn to engage senses, incorporate breath, and appreciate the benefits of being immersed in the natural environment. Participants will slowly and intentionally walk while paying attention to senses, and learning how to "tune in" as we acclimate to the surroundings through walking and seated meditations. Spending mindful time in Nature is proven to lower your heart rate, reduce stress and anxiety, and help with depression. Expect to feel relaxed, refreshed, and connected to nature after this guided mindfulness walk. A small towel to sit on is optional for the 15-minute seated meditation. Online registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. Ages 13 and up. $15 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Savoring Our Coastal Heritage

Friday, October 7, 2022

6:30 PM

Tour the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station, one of the oldest oceanfront buildings along Delawares 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 and fresh fish to muskrat stew and grilled venison! 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 by Saturday, October 1st. $125 per person. Ages 21 and up. For detailed questions about the menu or what to expect, please call 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 10/7/2022 6:30:00 PM 10/7/2022 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Savoring Our Coastal Heritage Tour the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station, one of the oldest oceanfront buildings along Delawares 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 and fresh fish to muskrat stew and grilled venison! 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 by Saturday, October 1st. $125 per person. Ages 21 and up. For detailed questions about the menu or what to expect, please call 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Bike Fresh Pond

Saturday, October 8, 2022

2:00 PM

Join a Park Naturalist and explore a lesser-known part of Delaware Seashore State Park, the Fresh Pond Tract. This section of the park has 5 miles of trails that meander through hardwood forest, meadow and marsh habitats. The trail is a mix of crushed stone, boardwalk and packed earth. Bring your own bike! Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 10/8/2022 2:00:00 PM 10/8/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Bike Fresh Pond Join a Park Naturalist and explore a lesser-known part of Delaware Seashore State Park, the Fresh Pond Tract. This section of the park has 5 miles of trails that meander through hardwood forest, meadow and marsh habitats. The trail is a mix of crushed stone, boardwalk and packed earth. Bring your own bike! Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $5 per person. Delaware Seashore State Park

Full Moon Bridge Hike

Sunday, October 9, 2022

6:00 PM

Enjoy a guided, small group hike over the Indian River Inlet bridge during sunset, and then watch the full moon rise over the ocean. Online registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 10/9/2022 6:00:00 PM 10/9/2022 7:30:00 PM America/New_York Full Moon Bridge Hike Enjoy a guided, small group hike over the Indian River Inlet bridge during sunset, and then watch the full moon rise over the ocean. Online registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Burton Island Full Moon Hike

Sunday, October 9, 2022

7:30 PM

Discover Burton Island Nature Preserve in a whole new light! Explore the island and its 1-mile trail by moonlight with a park naturalist. Online registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, please call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 10/9/2022 7:30:00 PM 10/9/2022 8:30:00 PM America/New_York Burton Island Full Moon Hike Discover Burton Island Nature Preserve in a whole new light! Explore the island and its 1-mile trail by moonlight with a park naturalist. Online registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, please call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Intro to Surf Fishing

Thursday, October 13, 2022

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! Everything from fish identification to proper casting techniques will be covered in this three-hour program. Rods, reels and bait are provided. Ages 12 and up. Those under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $25 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 10/13/2022 9:00:00 AM 10/13/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Intro 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! Everything from fish identification to proper casting techniques will be covered in this three-hour program. Rods, reels and bait are provided. Ages 12 and up. Those under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $25 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Hike Thompson Island Nature Preserve

Friday, October 14, 2022

10:00 AM

Go for a hike through 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. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 10/14/2022 10:00:00 AM 10/14/2022 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Hike Thompson Island Nature Preserve Go for a hike through 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. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Hike the Sea Hawk Trail: Holts Landing

Saturday, October 15, 2022

10:00 AM

Hike the Sea Hawk Trail with a naturalist and explore the many habitats within this hidden gem of a park! This 1.3-mile trail meanders through hardwood forest, meadow, salt marsh and freshwater bog habitats. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 10/15/2022 10:00:00 AM 10/15/2022 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Hike the Sea Hawk Trail Hike the Sea Hawk Trail with a naturalist and explore the many habitats within this hidden gem of a park! This 1.3-mile trail meanders through hardwood forest, meadow, salt marsh and freshwater bog habitats. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person Holts Landing State Park

Sea Glass Jewelry

Saturday, October 15, 2022

2:00 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. Ages 12 and up. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $20 per person

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Add to Calendar 10/15/2022 2:00:00 PM 10/15/2022 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Sea Glass Jewelry 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. Ages 12 and up. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $20 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Shinrin-Yoku: The Art of Japanese Forest Bathing: Holts Landing

Thursday, October 20, 2022

2:00 PM

Join parks staff and a Wellness Facilitator for a mindful walk along the state park trails to learn to engage senses, incorporate breath, and appreciate the benefits of being immersed in the natural environment. Participants will slowly and intentionally walk while paying attention to senses, and learning how to "tune in" as we acclimate to the surroundings through walking and seated meditations. Spending mindful time in Nature is proven to lower your heart rate, reduce stress and anxiety, and help with depression. Expect to feel relaxed, refreshed, and connected to nature after this guided mindfulness walk. A small towel to sit on is optional for the 15-minute seated meditation. Online registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. Ages 13 and up. $15 per person

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Add to Calendar 10/20/2022 2:00:00 PM 10/20/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Shinrin-Yoku: The Art of Japanese Forest Bathing Join parks staff and a Wellness Facilitator for a mindful walk along the state park trails to learn to engage senses, incorporate breath, and appreciate the benefits of being immersed in the natural environment. Participants will slowly and intentionally walk while paying attention to senses, and learning how to "tune in" as we acclimate to the surroundings through walking and seated meditations. Spending mindful time in Nature is proven to lower your heart rate, reduce stress and anxiety, and help with depression. Expect to feel relaxed, refreshed, and connected to nature after this guided mindfulness walk. A small towel to sit on is optional for the 15-minute seated meditation. Online registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. Ages 13 and up. $15 per person Holts Landing State Park

Sea Glass Jewelry

Thursday, October 27, 2022

2:00 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. Ages 12 and up. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $20 per person

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Add to Calendar 10/27/2022 2:00:00 PM 10/27/2022 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Sea Glass Jewelry 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. Ages 12 and up. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $20 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge

Friday, October 28, 2022

5:00 PM

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a Park Interpreter as you enjoy the sunset across the bay. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 10/28/2022 5:00:00 PM 10/28/2022 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a Park Interpreter as you enjoy the sunset across the bay. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Lantern Tour

Friday, October 28, 2022

7:00 PM

Learn what the surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast over 100 years ago.Venture out to the beach with a lantern and hear tales of tragedy and mystery from the station's logs. Pre-registration required. Ages 8 and up. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $10 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 10/28/2022 7:00:00 PM 10/28/2022 8:30:00 PM America/New_York Lantern Tour Learn what the surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast over 100 years ago.Venture out to the beach with a lantern and hear tales of tragedy and mystery from the station's logs. Pre-registration required. Ages 8 and up. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $10 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Owls: Predators of the Night

Saturday, October 29, 2022

3:00 PM

Learn to identify common owl species found in our area. A park naturalist will explain their adaptations and guide participants through a dissection of an owl pellet to determine its latest meal! Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. Ages 5 and up. $6 per person. All chaperones and observers must purchase a ticket.

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Add to Calendar 10/29/2022 3:00:00 PM 10/29/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Owls: Predators of the Night Learn to identify common owl species found in our area. A park naturalist will explain their adaptations and guide participants through a dissection of an owl pellet to determine its latest meal! Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. Ages 5 and up. $6 per person. All chaperones and observers must purchase a ticket. Delaware Seashore State Park

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge

Saturday, October 29, 2022

5:00 PM

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a Park Interpreter as you enjoy the sunset across the bay. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 10/29/2022 5:00:00 PM 10/29/2022 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a Park Interpreter as you enjoy the sunset across the bay. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Lantern Tour

Saturday, October 29, 2022

7:00 PM

Learn what the surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast over 100 years ago.Venture out to the beach with a lantern and hear tales of tragedy and mystery from the station's logs. Pre-registration required. Ages 8 and up. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $10 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 10/29/2022 7:00:00 PM 10/29/2022 8:30:00 PM America/New_York Lantern Tour Learn what the surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast over 100 years ago.Venture out to the beach with a lantern and hear tales of tragedy and mystery from the station's logs. Pre-registration required. Ages 8 and up. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $10 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

IRLSS Homeschool Day

Thursday, November 3, 2022

10:00 AM

Looking for educational programs for your homeschooled students? Join us at the Indian River Life-Saving Station for an interactive science combo program of Squid Dissection and Marsh Walk. For students in 2nd through 6th grade. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program, after that, please call 302-227-6991. $10 per student

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Add to Calendar 11/3/2022 10:00:00 AM 11/3/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York IRLSS Homeschool Day Looking for educational programs for your homeschooled students? Join us at the Indian River Life-Saving Station for an interactive science combo program of Squid Dissection and Marsh Walk. For students in 2nd through 6th grade. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program, after that, please call 302-227-6991. $10 per student Delaware Seashore State Park

Nautical Knots

Saturday, November 5, 2022

10:00 AM

Bowline, figure eight and double half hitch—for surfmen and sailors these were some of the essential working knots they used on a daily basis. Come to the Life-Saving Station and learn how to tie these practical knots and hear some of the history behind them. Then construct your own personal knot board to display all of your finished knots at home. Ages 10 and up. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $15 per person

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Add to Calendar 11/5/2022 10:00:00 AM 11/5/2022 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Nautical Knots Bowline, figure eight and double half hitch—for surfmen and sailors these were some of the essential working knots they used on a daily basis. Come to the Life-Saving Station and learn how to tie these practical knots and hear some of the history behind them. Then construct your own personal knot board to display all of your finished knots at home. Ages 10 and up. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $15 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Bike Fresh Pond

Saturday, November 5, 2022

2:00 PM

Join a Park Naturalist and explore a lesser-known part of Delaware Seashore State Park, the Fresh Pond Tract. This section of the park has 5 miles of trails that meander through hardwood forest, meadow and marsh habitats. The trail is a mix of crushed stone, boardwalk and packed earth. Bring your own bike! Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 11/5/2022 2:00:00 PM 11/5/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Bike Fresh Pond Join a Park Naturalist and explore a lesser-known part of Delaware Seashore State Park, the Fresh Pond Tract. This section of the park has 5 miles of trails that meander through hardwood forest, meadow and marsh habitats. The trail is a mix of crushed stone, boardwalk and packed earth. Bring your own bike! Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $5 per person. Delaware Seashore State Park

Full Moon Bridge Hike

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

4:15 PM

Enjoy a guided, small group hike over the Indian River Inlet bridge during sunset, and then watch the full moon rise over the ocean. Online registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 11/8/2022 4:15:00 PM 11/8/2022 5:45:00 PM America/New_York Full Moon Bridge Hike Enjoy a guided, small group hike over the Indian River Inlet bridge during sunset, and then watch the full moon rise over the ocean. Online registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Burton Island Full Moon Hike

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

7:30 PM

Discover Burton Island Nature Preserve in a whole new light! Explore the island and its 1-mile trail by moonlight with a park naturalist. Online registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, please call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 11/8/2022 7:30:00 PM 11/8/2022 8:30:00 PM America/New_York Burton Island Full Moon Hike Discover Burton Island Nature Preserve in a whole new light! Explore the island and its 1-mile trail by moonlight with a park naturalist. Online registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, please call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Sea Glass Jewelry

Thursday, November 10, 2022

2:00 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. Ages 12 and up. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $20 per person

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Add to Calendar 11/10/2022 2:00:00 PM 11/10/2022 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Sea Glass Jewelry 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. Ages 12 and up. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $20 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Morning Patrol

Saturday, November 12, 2022

9:00 AM

Over 100 years ago, the surfmen of the Indian River Life-Saving Station went on regular beach patrols, scanning the waters for ships in distress. After hours of walking on the beach, often in harsh conditions, they would return to the station and end their patrol with hot cup of coffee. Start your day like a surfman and venture out on a 1-mile beach patrol with a park interpreter. Coffee will be served in the museum at the conclusion of the walk. Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, please call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 11/12/2022 9:00:00 AM 11/12/2022 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Morning Patrol Over 100 years ago, the surfmen of the Indian River Life-Saving Station went on regular beach patrols, scanning the waters for ships in distress. After hours of walking on the beach, often in harsh conditions, they would return to the station and end their patrol with hot cup of coffee. Start your day like a surfman and venture out on a 1-mile beach patrol with a park interpreter. Coffee will be served in the museum at the conclusion of the walk. Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, please call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Sea Glass at the Seashore

Saturday, November 12, 2022

2:00 PM

From sand to bottles to sea glass, dive into the history behind these beach treasures and create a magnet to take home! Start by scouring the coastline for a piece of history as one of our naturalists explains the role of sea glass in the ecosystem. Then, either use your sea glass findings or choose one from our collection to create a magnet. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program, after that, please call 302-227-6991. $8 per person

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Add to Calendar 11/12/2022 2:00:00 PM 11/12/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Sea Glass at the Seashore From sand to bottles to sea glass, dive into the history behind these beach treasures and create a magnet to take home! Start by scouring the coastline for a piece of history as one of our naturalists explains the role of sea glass in the ecosystem. Then, either use your sea glass findings or choose one from our collection to create a magnet. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program, after that, please call 302-227-6991. $8 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

A Sunday Drive: Hidden Gems of the Inland Bays

Sunday, November 13, 2022

10:00 AM

Hop aboard the state parks minibus for a Sunday drive and see the bays from all different angles! This all-day adventure will begin and end at the Indian River Inlet and will circumnavigate Rehoboth & Indian River Bays, stopping at seven, state-owned bayfront properties: Thompson Island Nature Preserve, Angola Neck Preserve, Massey’s Landing, Okie Preserve, Holts Landing State Park, the Assawoman Canal and Fresh Pond. The total hiking distance for the whole day will be about 4-5 miles. Pack a picnic lunch and bring a lawn chair or picnic blanket. And the end of the tour, if you simply can’t get enough of the scenery, be sure to continue your adventurous day with a self-guided hike at Burton Island Nature Preserve or a sunset walk over the Indian River Inlet bridge. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, call 302-227-6991 to register. $40 per person

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Add to Calendar 11/13/2022 10:00:00 AM 11/13/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York A Sunday Drive: Hidden Gems of the Inland Bays Hop aboard the state parks minibus for a Sunday drive and see the bays from all different angles! This all-day adventure will begin and end at the Indian River Inlet and will circumnavigate Rehoboth & Indian River Bays, stopping at seven, state-owned bayfront properties: Thompson Island Nature Preserve, Angola Neck Preserve, Massey’s Landing, Okie Preserve, Holts Landing State Park, the Assawoman Canal and Fresh Pond. The total hiking distance for the whole day will be about 4-5 miles. Pack a picnic lunch and bring a lawn chair or picnic blanket. And the end of the tour, if you simply can’t get enough of the scenery, be sure to continue your adventurous day with a self-guided hike at Burton Island Nature Preserve or a sunset walk over the Indian River Inlet bridge. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, call 302-227-6991 to register. $40 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Lantern Tour

Friday, November 18, 2022

7:00 PM

Learn what the surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast over 100 years ago.Venture out to the beach with a lantern and hear tales of tragedy and mystery from the station's logs. Pre-registration required. Ages 8 and up. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $10 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 11/18/2022 7:00:00 PM 11/18/2022 8:30:00 PM America/New_York Lantern Tour Learn what the surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast over 100 years ago.Venture out to the beach with a lantern and hear tales of tragedy and mystery from the station's logs. Pre-registration required. Ages 8 and up. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $10 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Hike Thompson Island Nature Preserve

Saturday, November 19, 2022

10:00 AM

Go for a hike through 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. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 11/19/2022 10:00:00 AM 11/19/2022 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Hike Thompson Island Nature Preserve Go for a hike through 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. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Sea Glass Jewelry

Saturday, November 19, 2022

2:00 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. Ages 12 and up. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $20 per person

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Add to Calendar 11/19/2022 2:00:00 PM 11/19/2022 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Sea Glass Jewelry 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. Ages 12 and up. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $20 per person Delaware Seashore State Park