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U.S. Coast Guard Museum

3353 Main St., Barnstable, MA 02630
508-362-8521
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Ranked #8 of 17 Attractions in Barnstable
Type: Specialty Museums
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

A very interesting museum about the development of the Revenue Cutters, Lightships and the Coast Guard. Fine model of a current USCG cutter. History of its service in the WW II and in life-saving around the coast. In a historic building on Route 6A on Cape Cod with lots of little shops and restaurants Can be easily combined with a... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

From other reviews, it sounds like most of the volunteers try hard and are friendly. The one we got seemed to loathe children or something. We had three with us, between 5 and 9 years of age. They are used to museums and are not loud nor do they try to destroy things, etc. However, apart from taking our money,... More

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Boddington, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
24 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The Museum is comparatively new having been opened in 2005. I was impressed with both the stories of heroism of Coast Guard personnel over the years and the items on display showing just how much it is men/Women against the elements to save those in Peril. Money raised by the entrance fee is used to keep the Museum going so... More

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South Yarmouth, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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eastham
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
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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734 reviews 734 reviews
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2,189 helpful votes 2,189 helpful votes
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 reviews 4 reviews
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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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