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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 15 Attractions in Ocean City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: A museum dedicated to collecting and preserving the history of life saving on the Eastern Shore of...
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner 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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Berlin, Maryland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

This place is such a great gem. I think the boardwalk just outside their door overshadows this place. The exhibits are terrific, the history of the Life Saving Service is fascinating and they offer great programs in the summer for all ages. It's worth a stop for sure.

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Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The museum was facinating. In additio to everything you can learn there you get to take a stroll through history. One recommendation. When you on the second floor dont be suprised if the doll starts laughing on her own

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Dover, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

My family used the coupon in the hotel book and 4 adults and 1 child got in for $6.00. The scavenger hunt was great! It is educational for all ages. Many hands on items you can touch and remember when...Childrens' room is great! If you answer all the scavenger questions-you get a prize.

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Herndon, Virginia
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233 reviews 233 reviews
43 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This museum is housed in the 1891 Life Saving Service station near the inlet parking at the end of the boardwalk. A small entrance fee. A lot of informative exhibits about the LSS, but even more about the early days and history of Ocean City itself. Exhibits are well done and generally in well maintained condition. There is a kids... More 

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Bridgeville
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This tiny museum in an old house is full of nooks and crannies with displays. videos, and artifacts. The most interesting exhibit was the sand samples from around the world.

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Schenectady, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This is rather small museum but it contains a wealth of information about the area. The staff are very knowledgeable. You will have a new appreciation for the hard work and heroics of the life savers from the past .

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Sussex, Wisconsin, USA
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82 reviews 82 reviews
23 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Before there was the Coast Guard, there was the U.S. Life Saving Service. This quaint museum explores the people who manned the life-saving stations before 1915. Stories are informative of how the rescues were made under such difficult conditions. Enjoyed reading about how the museum nearly closed years ago but was given new life. Museum also features the history of... More 

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Rutland, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

It has a display of sand from beaches around the world. it also has the history of Ocean city and the people who manned the life saving stations

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East Rochester, New York, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I like learning the history of the places I go to, if you are like me, you;ll enjoy visiting the Saving Station Museum in Ocean City, MD.

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ijamsville, md
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Great to visit on a rainy day. Have been coming to OC since I was a kid & just revisited the museum after 30 yrs.

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