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U.S. Coast Guard Museum

3353 Main St., Barnstable, MA 02630
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Ranked #6 of 18 attractions in Barnstable
Type: Specialty Museums
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South Yarmouth, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

After driving by this museum over the past several years, we finally made it a destination to go and see it. The museum is housed in a former US Customs House and Post Office right on Route 6A in Barnstable. It is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 to 3. There is a $5.00 admission fee and active duty Coast... More

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Staten Island, NY
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Hubby loved the museum and the guide was full of information. The Jail was a great walk-thru. The Jail curator was very informative with her gory facts.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Great place to visit on a rainy day. Kids may like it too even though they may be learning something.

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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Lots of local history on the Lifesaving service, artifactsand information about the Coast Guard on Cape Cod-Coast Guard is taken for granted -'always ready', but this shows how historically this has been an important part of Cape Cod maritime history

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Barnstable, Massachusetts
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12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

Anyone interested in tales of the sea and daring rescues off the Cape will really enjoy this. Lots of displays, photos, equipment. All is meticulously maintained and explained by retired "Coasties" who staff the museum as docents. They've got sea stories to share. You'll want to spend about an hour here. Lots of parking. Next door is the real honest-to-pete... More

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Warren, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

I spent an interesting hour with a leisurely inspection of the exhibits at the Coast Guard Museum in Barnstable last month. The local men who work there are veterans who know their stuff and are eager to share. The collection is great and the enthusiasm of the staff is even better. But the unsung star of this museum is the... More

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olympia, washington
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

Very friendly local people. Even ran into the mayor of the town - he seemed quite down to earth.

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