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Old Coast Guard Station

24th Street & Boardwalk, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
+1 757-422-1587
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Visited with Grandchildren

Nice small museum. It was very interesting and would recommend it to anyone visiting the area. I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Byron T
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Summersville, WV, United States
Interesting and Informative

Gift shop and interesting Old Coast Guard Station. We really found it interesting and learned a lot.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Angelgirl1130
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Lynchburg, Virginia
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Coastal history is alive and thriving at the Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum. Standing proudly at 24th Street on the Boardwalk, the museum building itself is a Virginia Beach icon on the National Register of Historic Places. Explore lots of fun exhibits and a great gift shop right on the boardwalk!
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“life saving” (20 reviews)
“gift shop” (25 reviews)
“small museum” (13 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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24th Street & Boardwalk, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
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+1 757-422-1587
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice small museum. It was very interesting and would recommend it to anyone visiting the area. I believe it is staffed with volunteers and they do a good job

Thank Byron T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gift shop and interesting Old Coast Guard Station. We really found it interesting and learned a lot.

Thank Angelgirl1130
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Lot of old artifacts on display. A volunteer guide to get you started on the history of Coast guard lifesaving. Make sure you go up stairs for a peek. Nice, quite cool place.

Thank doodlebug402
Reviewed 17 May 2017

This building is on the National Register of Historic Places. In 1903 men organized to rescue people on ship that were going down. It has many pictures and artifacts of the methods used in their rescue. I found it very interesting.

Thank NanaSteer
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Very interesting to learn about the development of the life saving services and the Coast Guard. Tom was very informative

Thank Kathy H
Reviewed 10 May 2017

This is a cool little spot to dip into if you're down at the oceanfront. Gives you a good idea of some Coastie things, and you can certainly cool down while you're in there. Worth visiting.

Thank TheWineThief
Reviewed 7 May 2017

This was a very interesting place. Casey, the education director gave our group a talk about ship wrecks and the attempts to save crew members on ships caught in storms. We were also given a talk by another docent who gave us a talk on...More

Thank Louise S
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Great museum to visit with volunteers who are very excited to tell you about the relics in the museum. Extremely well presented!

Thank tec3202
Reviewed 3 May 2017

this museum was nexte door to our hotel, as a former member of the uscg, it was cool to be able to tour, the cost was minimal, and there was a docent at the museum who was very informative

Thank Robert O
Reviewed 28 April 2017

The art is good. The building still standing and so appealing. Interesting and seeing this piece of history so conveniently is rewarding. Give it more than a glance!

Thank 2FOODY2017
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