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Address: Race Point Beach, end of Race Point Rd., east of Rte. 6, Provincetown, MA
Phone Number: 508 349-3785
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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.

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Interesting look into the past

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 12, 2015
Parkton, Maryland
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Parkton, Maryland
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16 reviews
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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.

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Canton, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

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
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8 reviews
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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
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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
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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
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34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 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
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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
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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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The re-enactments at this true-life lifesaving station are wonderful. What a dangerous and difficult life these men must have endured so that others would not perish at sea. The station itself is very nice to walk through to see the living conditions during that period of time. You learn a lot during your visit and it's fun for all ages.... More 

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