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Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum

23645 NC Hwy. 12, Rodanthe, NC 27968
252-987-1552
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Ranked #1 of 5 attractions in Rodanthe
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Port Charlotte, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Well worth the time to visit. A lot of history about these forgotten heroes. We were lucky to visit on a Thursday and see the Beach Drill Demonstration. These heroes saved thousands of lives yet we never hear about them. This Life Saving Station is the only one open for tours. We also learned that these lifesavers helped the Wright... More

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florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Very interesting for those who enjoy understanding the people and history of the places they visit. Very well worth the hour it takes to walk through and read the exhibits.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station represents a central part of life along the Outer Banks, famous as being the Graveyard of the Atlantic because of the number of ships lost here. I highly recommend timing your visit to see the rescue demonstration (on Thursdays when we were there in mid-June). It's truly one-of-a-kind -- of the many Life-Saving and Coast Guard... More

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Monroe, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Do not miss this historical site. What a great experience to feel, see, and read about the amazing struggles and willingness, to aid others at great risk to themselves. That they hauled the Wright Flyer back up 'The Hill' about a thousand times while still taking care of their own chores shows the absolute 'quality' of those people. Everyone should... More

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Washington, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is my favorite place in the OBX! My mother and I discovered it on a rainy day several years ago and visit it every time we vacation here. It may not look like much but the exhibits are well crafted and interesting with a lot of history. The staff is friendly and informative and remember us every year. It's... More

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Miss Elsie gave us a first had experience of her life as a child in the area. A true native with the local dialect. The site is well maintained and gives an accurate glimpse of the past on the Outer Banks. Well done!

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Oneida, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Brings to life something that most never knew existed. You leave with a great respect for the men of the life-saving service. The museum is excellent! Not only books,videos, and artifacts, but gifts, home items, clothing, posters, Christmas ornaments, music, items for young children, even a live tree seedling! Very well done! A must see!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Well worth the visit to hear about the men that this nation forgot. Linda and James were just great as was the rest of the staff. I would love to go back and visit and spend more time. I highly recommend this stop to anyone visiting the Outer Banks.

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Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We visited on a Thursday morning and were greeted by Linda Molloy and Jim Charlet. They were welcoming and more than helpful in telling us about the history of the station and about Linda's role in "Nights in Rodanthe." The museum is full of artifacts that give you a clear picture of what life was like in the late 1800s... More

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Nags Head, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

This is a hidden little gem on the Outer Banks. Both historically and aesthetically pleasing. The small, friendly and knowledgeable staff were excellent. The history of the Life Saving Service is presented in an interesting and pleasing way. The buildings are small but exquisite and the over all experience will be fun for grown ups and kids.

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