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Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum

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Address: 23645 NC Hwy. 12, Rodanthe, NC 27968
Phone Number: 252-987-1552
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Cute and historic

Great place for a light day trip in the OBX. The tour provides a ton of information if shipwrecks and heroes intrigue you!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Columbus, Ohio

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Great place for a light day trip in the OBX. The tour provides a ton of information if shipwrecks and heroes intrigue you!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

A beautiful restoration of an important historical artifact on the Banks! We are "return customers" but have brought the children for their first visit. They loved the grounds, climbing up to the tower, and my daughter really wanted to purchase the book Whisper Island! The ladies were very helpful and informative, and we all really enjoyed our visit. We'll be... More 

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Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

A fabulous way to get some educational and historic information regarding the life of the personnel at the life saving stations. Our preteen and teenage children rolled their eyes when we told them where we were going but once we got there they were fascinated by the life and the equipment there. The ladies were a wealth of information on... More 

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North Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

They have done a magnificent job restoring the station. The volunteers were super friendly and accommodating of my children. The displays and exhibits were top notch, and the buildings look amazing. My kids enjoyed learning about the history of this forgotten service. I wish we could have seen the demo, but will have to wait hit another trip. This was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

A great day to spend a portion of your afternoon in OBX. The ladies who worked there were SO knowledgeable and sweet! Highly recommend!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

It has a lot of historic information and artifacts about the life saving in north Carolina. Only thing is the main building doesn't have any air conditioning and if its hot outside you can feel it inside. Overall it is a great place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

So worth visiting. Go early (they open at 10a.m.) and beat the heat. They have several artifacts (think boats, clothing, buildings, reenactments, nautical information, videos, etc) that are interesting and well preserved. The keeper on duty when we stopped was very informed. We did the self-guided tour, which was easy and informative. We were glad we took an hour to... More 

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Neptune Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I cannot believe I have been visiting the Outer Banks for over fifty years and had never stopped at the Chicamacomico Life-saving Station. It was so interesting and the lady in the office was so delightful and knowledgeable . I actually read the information about the exhibits and was thoroughly impressed by the life saving techniques from the late 1800's... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We stopped by on our way from Hatteras to Kill devil Hills. Enjoyed it a lot! Don't miss the watch tower. A fascinating piece of history that is unknown to most people.

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Zephyrhills, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We were greeted by a volunteer ~ Dinah ~ who was very knowledgeable. There was a video explaining the origins and workings of the life saving stations, and how it evolved into the present day Coast Guard. There are special weekday events, the most interesting being the breeches buoy drill that is performed by the Coast Guard. Several buildings to... More 

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Additional Information about Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum

Address: 23645 NC Hwy. 12, Rodanthe, NC 27968
Phone Number: 252-987-1552
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Rodanthe
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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