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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
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

A great place to stop off on your way down the OBX. There is an introductory video then you can wander around these original buildings. See the boat that was launched through the surf to rescue sailors. One of the houses is still presented as if the occupants just stepped out. Gives a good idea of life in those days.

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Coastal South Carolina, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

So glad we visited here during our vacation. The site was well done with lots of artifacts and photographs. An interesting place in a beautiful location. We learned things we never knew and really enjoyed it! The guides were super nice and knowledgeable, too.

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Danville, Virginia, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

I decided to visit here based on other reviews. I was not disappointed at all. This is a very interesting site, and I learned a lot about the men who risked their lives to save others. My favorite part was being able to climb into the tower and see the beautiful views. I look forward to returning in the future... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This is a must see for anyone who goes to Hatteras Island. The history is fantastic. The amount of courage the men had is amazing. The artifacts and information are amazing.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Have been looking for architectural beauty on this island for years and finally found it! The restoration work on these buildings is beautiful and the old life saving station has some pretty amazing detailing. The story of the life saving service as a pre-cursor to the coast guard is interesting. Between the actual site and the old photos you really... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

It was really cool to walk thru the buildings and see what these people did and the risks they took to save strangers lives. The methods employed back then were ingenious. The bldgs set up with items from 100 years ago were very interesting such as a Sears and Robuck catalog in which you could order a house, yes a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The boys enjoyed the reenactment and learned so much about Outer Banks history. This is a must see for family trips.

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Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This Life Saving Station Museum is one that I would definitely recommend. The preservation that has been done is amazing. It is not hard to picture the people living and working there. Seeing all of the artifacts, the boat, and the equipment that was used in the late 1800s to early 1900s was fascinating. I understand that they do a... More

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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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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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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