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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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nice museum

lots of interesting exhibits and interesting OC history to look at. Plus the day we were there it was free to get in

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Syracuse, New York
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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

lots of interesting exhibits and interesting OC history to look at. Plus the day we were there it was free to get in

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Wilmington, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Love the history of how the Coast Guard began. Wish the brochure had more information. Would be nice if the 2nd floor had better access.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

My son (almost 3) loves sharks so the big one out front and the first room with small aquariums and shark teeth got his attention. He really enjoyed going room to room to find Sherlock the Shark (a game they do for a prize at the end) and the playroom was his favorite. it is small, but they have stuff... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

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

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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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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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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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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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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