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Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum

Ocean City Boardwalk, P.O. Box 603, Ocean City, MD 21843
410-289-4991
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Ranked #3 of 27 attractions in Ocean City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Specialty Museums
Description: A museum dedicated to collecting and preserving the history of life saving on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Delaware and Virginia.
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English first
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

A nice little building with a bunch of history about ocean city. The gift shop was a bit crowded and hard to walk through but thats expected when your in a tourist spot in the summer. Overall we had a good time taking the walk through the building

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Bel Air, Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

This is an excellent place to take the kids to learn about the history of Ocean City. It is on the inlet side of the boardwalk. You can park at the inlet parking lot, hit the museum, and then visit the rest of the boardwalk.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013 via mobile

For $3 per person you get a very interesting history of the Life Saving Station and of Ocean City, MD. Many pictures and artifacts along with text to to give you the history.

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Odenton, Maryland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

$3. Probably the best $3 spent at the beach. Take an hour to step back in time to see how Ocean City has evolved over the years. Amazing history. You don't know what you don't know until you make a visit.

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Catonsville, Maryland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

I have been going to OC for a number of years and this was the first time I went into this museum. It was full of OC memorabilia and historical artifacts that were truly enjoyable and educational.

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Macungie, Pennsylvania, United States
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169 reviews 169 reviews
29 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

A small and inexpensive museum on the boardwalk. It provides a great history of OC and the role nature played in building what we see today. It also has a great history of the lifesaving activities in days of shipwrecks.

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Gardners, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

This museum was very interesting and provided a great deal of history about Ocean City, Life Saving Stations on the east coast, and surfing. Well worth the $3.

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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Great factoids and pics from yesteryear! For $3 admission, there is a lot of info on two floors. A must is Laughing Sal on the 2nd floor.....creeeeepy! There is also a small aquarium with some fish and eels that is interesting. Clips and newspaper articles about hurricanes that have hit the boardwalk. Worth your time.

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NJ, US
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Im glad we saw this, we almost missed it. There were interesting facts and some visual aids, shark teeth, cool pictures, etc.. There not a ton of stuff but it was worth checking out.

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Havre de Grace, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Great place to learn about Ocean City's finest beach patrols. Even on vacation, it is nice to learn about things you see but don't really know about. A real education.

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