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Old Harbor Lifesaving Station

Address: Race Point Beach, end of Race Point Rd., east of Rte. 6, Provincetown, MA
Phone Number: 508 349-3785
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Ranked #14 of 58 things to do in Provincetown
Type: Architectural buildings, History museums, Specialty museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Owner description: Early Coast Guard sea rescue station and museum of rescue techniques, artifacts and history.
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Type: Architectural buildings, History museums, Specialty museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Owner description: Early Coast Guard sea rescue station and museum of rescue techniques, artifacts and history.

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Oakville, Ontario, Canada
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76 reviews 76 reviews
13 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

The tour volunteers we had during our visit were amazing. Very knowledgeable and friendly. The history around this actual building is awesome and the service provided by the many brave men and women serving is unbelievable.

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charlestown mass
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

One of the most pristine spots on the cape. Every night people by the droves drive here to watch the sunset, it rivals any place on earth. You can spend the day just watching the scenery around you, swim, picnic and just relax relax relax, watch the seals, and if your really lucky you may see whales, i have several... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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134 reviews 134 reviews
72 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We were exploring the beach when we came across this little gem. The volunteers manning the museum were friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The Lifesaving Station had been restored to how it would have looked in 1902 and the information sheets provided helped to imagine what it must have been like to live and work here. We spent an hour here,... More 

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Mass
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155 reviews 155 reviews
39 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

If you are on the National Seashore - this is a must stop! Great history and beautiful views! Very much with finding and visiting

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Ocean, New Jersey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

In an atmosphere of expansive dunes, covered with natural vegetation, water as far as you can see, and hikers or bikers even in October, this place is a haven. You can choose from half a dozen videos that will be shown at your request, shop in a decent gift shop, and view 360 degrees of the tip of Cape Cod.... More 

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Great demonstration of the Lyle Gun, the cannon that shot the lifesaving ropes out to ships wrecked in nearby waters to save the people on board. Beautiful site in the summer; I can only imagine the tough life and duty for the men who manned the station in stormy winter weather, when they were truly needed.

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Station was closed the day I went but it's a beautiful area and lovely building. Steps up from car park and onto dunes all around.

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Newark, Delaware
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Very informative tour. Cool stuff to check out. Limited hours of operation but I'm not sure if it was just because of the time of year. Worth a visit.

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Provincetown, Massachusetts
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247 reviews 247 reviews
88 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This was an unexpected surprise! I have been here numerous times but had never been able to go inside. The station has been opening from 2 till 4 every afternoon and my timing was perfect! As I was waiting to go in I was entertained by two baby red fox. The tour is self guiding but gives a detailed account... More 

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Provincetown, Massachusetts
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

This is a true step back in history. The building has been restored down to the furniture , will worth the trip

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