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Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum

23645 NC Hwy. 12, Rodanthe, NC 27968
+1 252-987-1552
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look to the past

I didn't expect it to be as interesting as it turned out to be. It was like taking a step into the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bluffton, South Carolina
Very cool

Visited Chicamacomico Life Station on vacation. The ladies working were very accommodating and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Hackettstown, New Jersey
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23645 NC Hwy. 12, Rodanthe, NC 27968
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I didn't expect it to be as interesting as it turned out to be. It was like taking a step into the past when the Outer Banks were really out there and the only way to get there was by boat. The woman working there...More

Thank khickey2017
Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited Chicamacomico Life Station on vacation. The ladies working were very accommodating and informative. The lady who did our tour was so sweet and had a ton of information on the site. It is a very interesting story and a cool place to visit. Thank...More

Thank bobsprincess64
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a few hours at this historical life saving station. There are several building to tour and many displays within each building. The 2 women who were there were very nice and very informative. It was a hot day and we had our dog...More

Thank Randy G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I brought 40 friendly passengers from Dalton Georgia, to the Life Saving Station while touring the Outer Banks. What a great piece of history that I knew nothing about. Elaine & Mary Ann were great story tellers, describing everything we needed to know about the...More

1  Thank jlgood50
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must see for any history buff. Beautifully maintained/ restored buildings depicting the how a lifesaving station worked and how the men and women of the day lived their lives. Friendly and informative staff.

Thank jimblackjim
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great alternative (or addition) to the lovely beaches of the area. We spoke with Elaine, a site representative at the station, who gave us a fascinating history of the life saving station, and many details of the period. The buildings are beautiful...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of information on how the life-saving station started out and continues to operate on Hatteras Island. The tour guide, Elaine, was very knowledgeable and very proud of the history and continuing efforts of the brave men and women who serve to save lives.

Thank Toody11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found ourselves at the beach with days of storms, sea-shack fever, a broken surfboard, and no hope in sight! But the docents at the Chicamacomico Station were welcoming and knowledgeable, and we had a great time learning about the local history. We enjoyed seeing...More

Thank Amy S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fascinating! Who knew about the history of life saving along the eastern seaboard? The tour of the buildings was very interesting, like walking back in time. Staff was informative and friendly. Especially loved the walk through the Midget's home and seeing how they lived at...More

Thank Bert G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am so glad we stopped to visit this site. It was very historical and educational. The woman working was very informed and knowledgeable. She clearly has a passion for the life saving station and the local area. She shared a lot of local history....More

Thank jolin798
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Anyone know when it opens in April 2016.
23 March 2016|
Response from Hickyburn | Reviewed this property |
Mid April - you can phone them (252) 987-1552