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Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum

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Unexpected History Lesson

A waitress at the Cafe Pamlico in Hatteras insisted this was a must see attraction. She was so... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2018
Matthews, North Carolina
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Very interesting

Honestly, I wasn’t expecting too much, but it turned out to be one of my favorite stops. There’s a... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2018
Tim R
Hurricane, West Virginia
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All reviews coast guard self guided tour several buildings the outer banks their lives hatteras island these men informative video early days gift shop on display observation tower american history re enactment well worth the stop main building original station
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an enjoyable, interesting, and educational stop that allows for a self-paced tour so you can take as much or little time as desired. We were greeted by very helpful people and took our time looking at the exhibits, especially the boathouse area showing...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

A waitress at the Cafe Pamlico in Hatteras insisted this was a must see attraction. She was so right. The volunteer staff is enthusiastic and knowledgeable. The history of the lifesaving service is little-known but fascinating and once vital to the area. There were multiple...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 23 October 2018

Honestly, I wasn’t expecting too much, but it turned out to be one of my favorite stops. There’s a $8 fee but worth it. The life saving stations were the precursor to the Coast Gaurd. You can watch an about 30 minute film that’s explains...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tim R
Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

Our visitation was limited due to the flooding from hurricane Michael but it was so worth it. The history of the lifesaving stations is a rich one and the stories are very interesting. I will be going back to see the rest of the station...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RandJAsheville
Reviewed 30 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank 703larryf
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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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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

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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23 March 2016|
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Mid April - you can phone them (252) 987-1552