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Old Harbor Lifesaving Station

Race Point Beach, end of Race Point Rd., east of Rte. 6, Provincetown, MA
508 349-3785
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Ranked #14 of 27 Attractions in Provincetown
Type: Architectural Buildings, History Museums, Specialty Museums
Description: Early Coast Guard sea rescue station and museum of rescue techniques, artifacts and history.
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English first
Mass
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150 reviews 150 reviews
38 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 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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8 reviews 8 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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190 reviews 190 reviews
57 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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218 reviews 218 reviews
125 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

What a great demo of how they use to save people in the early 1900's using old fashion zip lines. This demo happen on Thursdays during the summer and you can even check out the station how it was many years ago.. We came upon this quite by accident at the Province Lands Visitor Center in Provincetown. Do check this... More

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Claremont, New Hampshire
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333 reviews 333 reviews
170 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Even though it is small, this is a well-done presentation by the National Park Service of American history. The displays are nice and the beach is WONDERFUL!!!

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Lakeville, Massachusetts
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45 reviews 45 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

I`m sure it`s very interesting if you`re there when they`re doing a reenactment or lifesaving demonstration but that`s only on Thursdays at 6:00 P.M. On the weekends they`re open from 2:00 P.M. till 4:00 P.M. with no demonstrations. I walked around & saw where & how the crew lived back in the day, which took about 10 minutes.

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