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Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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We heard this was a great place to visit, and it proved to be a wealth of information. Very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kathryn N
Mallorytown, Canada
Shore Patrol

While there are many lighthouses one can visit, the number of restored life-saving stations is... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2018
Larry F
Rochester, New York
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All reviews coast guard self guided tour several buildings the outer banks their lives hatteras island these men informative video fascinating history early days on display gift shop observation tower american history well worth the stop main building original station
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We heard this was a great place to visit, and it proved to be a wealth of information. Very interesting story, and exhibits.

Thank Kathryn N
Reviewed 8 September 2018

This was a very nice place to go to see some of the history of the Life Saving crews that were part of the Outer Banks history. We started out with a nicely done video that gave the background to what would later become the...More

Thank Deborah C
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

While there are many lighthouses one can visit, the number of restored life-saving stations is limited. This is a prime example of one which is first rate. The thought of surfmen walking the shore in all kinds of weather looking for boats in distress doesn’t...More

1  Thank Larry F
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

We did not know about life saving stations, which later became the Coast Guard so this place was quite interesting. Very knowledgeable people work there.

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Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

Rainy day and looking for something indoors. We spotted a sign for a museum and we pulled in. This was such a pleasant surprise. Although we had to walk through ankle deep water because it had been raining all week it was worth it! The...More

Thank Erica B
Reviewed 22 July 2018

While this is a great look back for the history minded, it is not going to keep young kids interested. There is a 20-30 minute video that was interesting for what I saw of it. We had to pass on the life saving demo they...More

1  Thank Netlava
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

We arrived at the station and were immediately greeted before stepping on the porch by Elaine, a super friendly and knowledgeable volunteer. Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for students and seniors, and $6 for children. The family pass is good for 5 individuals and...More

Thank Chrisb1342
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed visiting the life saving station . We love history and loved seeing the buildings and the pictures . It wasn’t very crowded either , like other places ! Be sure to check it out, it’s worth it.

Thank ennisdavis
Reviewed 9 July 2018

So much history is contained within these walls and on these grounds. Seeing the way that they lived at that time and the rescue equipment that was available. It was a great place to spend an afternoon. Would definitely go back when we are in...More

Thank Steven Y
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Watched several excellent videos on the history of the station and its lifesaving techniques. One of the buildings is the Midgett house which is restored and meticulously furnished to its 1907 residential use and provides a unique look into daily life on Hatteras Island back...More

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Mid April - you can phone them (252) 987-1552