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Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum

Address: 23645 NC Hwy. 12, Rodanthe, NC 27968
Phone Number: 252-987-1552
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Ranked #1 of 5 Attractions in Rodanthe
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Cut Bank, Montana
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67 reviews 67 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Learned quite a bit about the Graveyard of the Atlantic, and the US Life Saving Stations before the existence of a true coast guard. Staff is very knowledgeable, and did an excellent job keeping the little ones interested. Spent about 1.5 hours here, and I was told that more would be added next year, so if I'm ever in the... More 

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Pine Grove, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

If you have a mild interest in history, this attraction is well worth the visit! Make sure to also visit all the out-buildings.

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Weaverville, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Our original plan was to stop by only to buy cuttings from the 100 year old fig tree, but after meeting James and hearing more about the museum, we quickly changed our minds. Such a wonderful, charming, and historic place. We learned so much about the lives of these early heroes, the predecessors to our current Coast Guard members. Thanks... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I was impressed by all the stories of self-sacrifice, as well as the limitations/ ingenuity of the crew-members. If you find yourself disheartened by modern news, this is the place to go! While on vacation, it's a wonderful way to renew your faith in the potential of man.

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Jamestown, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This place is fantastic as are the staff. We were there with a group and James came and spoke to us about Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station. I was amazed to learn about the Life Saving Station and its roll in our history. What is unbelievable is that there are no public funds supporting this historical site. It needs to be on... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I was charmed by this site. While there, a staff member described a most heroic rescue which helped me understand the dangers that the life-saving crew faced. The site includes the building which held the rescue boat. The house where the supervisor of the crew and his family lived and the quarters that the crew shared. It was a wonderful... More 

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Columbus, North Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This is one of those places that you learn more than you expected. How many people are even aware of the US Lifesaving Service and its development into the US Coast Guard? Fascinating history lesson and an interesting site. Plan to spend at least an hour wandering around.

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Mocksville, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

There is quite a bit of history packed into this small site. If you enjoy tidbits of little-known historical information then you will love this place. The methods of rescue alone are pretty impressive given the lack of modern equipment, but the history of how the life saving service began and of the courageous surf men who risked their lives... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Good visit, not a major attraction but worthwhile. Learned a bit and enjoyed myself. Pleasant area to wander.

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Newark, De
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3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I knew the Coast Guard originated from the revenue service and life saving. The station here was very informative of the service provided on the outer banks. The staff was very helpful. The buildings are original and a great job has been done to restore them. The day we were there they had USCG personnel volunteering their day off time.

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