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Address: Race Point Beach, end of Race Point Rd., east of Rte. 6, Provincetown, MA
Phone Number: 508 349-3785
Description: 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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Worth a Visit for its Historical Significance

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Sewell, New Jersey
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Sewell, New Jersey
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77 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 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 

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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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Oakville, Ontario, Canada
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129 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 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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33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 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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157 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 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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39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 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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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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4 attraction reviews
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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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Address: Address: Race Point Beach, end of Race Point Rd., east of Rte. 6, Provincetown, MA
Phone Number: 508 349-3785
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Provincetown

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