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Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum

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Address: Ocean City Boardwalk, P.O. Box 603, Ocean City, MD 21843
Phone Number: 410-289-4991
Description: A museum dedicated to collecting and preserving the history of life saving...
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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Nostalgic and Great History Lesson

We finally made it in and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Same sentiments as other TA Reviewers...great bargain for $3/pers. We didn't use coupons. Very friendly staff. We'll... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Ellicott City, Maryland
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Ellicott City, Maryland
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114 reviews 114 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

We finally made it in and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Same sentiments as other TA Reviewers...great bargain for $3/pers. We didn't use coupons. Very friendly staff. We'll bring out of town friends here in the future for sure!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Before our visit, I didn't know about the lives and methods of the heroes who saved people from shipwrecks before our modern Coast Guard. It was awe inspiring to read their stories, and terrifying to see the rescue vessels used back then. Upstairs, there are pieces of Ocean City history (old handmade surf boards, old boardwalk prizes and games, and... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Nice place, located at the very end of the boardwalk Ocean City Maryland, next to the inlet. Lighthouse of sorts, sits next to the small museum, rich of fisherman tales and history. Check out the huge stuffed swordfish!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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80 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I have been coming to ocean city for over 40 years and have never set foot in this place. It is so worth the time to learn about ocean city's history as well as our pioneer ancestors who started the life guarding and coast guarding professions. Amazing exhibits! Lots of interesting tidbits. Kids room. Restroom. Scavenger hunt. Gift shop. Use... More 

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I was very impressed at how much information they had at the museum. It was very interesting. Reading about different ways that they saved people from boat mishaps were fascinating. I would recommend this to all visitors.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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62 reviews 62 reviews
14 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I have been coming to OC all my life and never been. I think it was a $4 admission and very interesting facts of OC from long ago. The first families of OC and how their businesses started.

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USA
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44 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

You can easily spend a couple of hours here. Plenty of history explained through out the exhibits. Take your time and read all of the placards.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

This little museum at the end of the boardwalk is a great place to visit. It not only has a cute little gift store, but it has a few fish, seahorses that the kids will love to see. It has sand from all over the world in a showcase, which is very interesting. It has tons of memorabilia of Ocean... More 

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Milton, Delaware
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58 reviews 58 reviews
48 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Recently we took our grandson for a visit. He is 14 and enjoyed it a lot. How do I know this? He is normally quiet and here he asked a lot of questions as we toured the facility. He was particularly interested in the displays and later spent quite a bit of time telling his mother about the place. I... More 

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Collegeville, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We purchased some small trinkets from the gift shop and there is a lot of interesting info on the OC life guards, worth a walk to the end of the boardwalk to see.

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