We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Old Harbor Lifesaving Station

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Race Point Beach, end of Race Point Rd., east of Rte. 6, Provincetown, MA
Phone Number: 508 349-3785
Improve this listing

Early Coast Guard sea rescue station and museum of rescue techniques,...

Early Coast Guard sea rescue station and museum of rescue techniques, artifacts and history.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 40 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 29
  • 8
    Very good
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0

Enjoyed walking over the dune towards the beach. Not many people there so enjoyed the peaceful windy warm air on the sand.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 1, 2015
Guelph, Canada
Add Photo Write a Review

40 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Guelph, Canada
Level Contributor
33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Enjoyed walking over the dune towards the beach. Not many people there so enjoyed the peaceful windy warm air on the sand.

Thank KatherineD4444
Parkton, Maryland
Level Contributor
16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Interesting exploration of early lifesaving techniques around the Cape. I enjoyed the domestic side of the museum, where we got to see where the men at the lifesaving station lived while on duty.

Thank ParktonRita
Canton, Ohio
Level Contributor
50 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Part of the National Parks, the old U.S. Coast Guard station, tells the history of how the Coast Guard evolved into what it is now. Plaques tell the story of how ships in distress were saved a hundred years ago. The setting makes for some great photography and if you're a camera bluff, stop by this site. During the season... More 

Thank whart38
Cincinnati, Ohio
Level Contributor
21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

I visited here with my family, it was a nice suprise to see a restored building that held a very important job of rescuing those out to sea. The building reminded me of the restored buildings at Sharon Woods village in Cincinnati,Ohio. I liked that on the cold windy day I was there you could hear the wind howl, just... More 

Thank RedsGirls32
Utica, New York
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

The Most Beautiful beach I've ever seen...Had a wonderful relaxing day visiting Race Point beach and the lifesaving station...

Thank 172mary
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Very small museum on the beach. Nice older gentleman at the door gives you a synopsis of the lifesaving station before you walk through.

1 Thank Rosemary B
Jacksonville, Florida
Level Contributor
49 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This was a pleasant surprise. What I liked most is that it is an out of the way museum, really in the middle of nowhere, and I believe most people do not visit because it does not stand out as a museum, but there are 2 caretakers inside and you walk through the entire house looking at artifacts. House is... More 

Thank joe c
Concord, New Hampshire
Level Contributor
35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

we went Thursday night to the re enactment of the cannon saving zip lining method of saving victims from boats when they could not paddle out to boats. very cool. they immediately took the kids and they played games while adults got info...then we all watched it. the kids got a cancellation on their passports AND THEY GOT A JUNIOR... More 

Thank teamfunannie
Sewell, New Jersey
Level Contributor
85 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We drove to Race Point Beach to take advantage of the open house at the Old Harbor Lifesaving Station. In order to access the grounds, you need to stop at the guard house; we showed our senior pass which is for anyone 60 years old & older. The senior pass costs $10 allowing you along with your car & all... More 

1 Thank gmomt
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level Contributor
291 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

Full of history on the people who served at the station. Wonderful artifacts and you can view their living quarters. The guides are full of information and fun to talk to. There was a den of foxes close by where you could see the little guys. It was nice to see them relaxed in their environment. The view of the... More 

1 Thank CanadianAmericanGirl

Travelers who viewed Old Harbor Lifesaving Station also viewed

Provincetown, Cape Cod
Provincetown, Cape Cod

Been to Old Harbor Lifesaving Station? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Old Harbor Lifesaving Station staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?