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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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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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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
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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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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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