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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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Fascinating history for all ages

Several buildings have been restored and the life-saving equipment and boat are displayed. It is very impressive when you see the boats and rigging used to save people who have... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
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Oakland, California
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Oakland, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Several buildings have been restored and the life-saving equipment and boat are displayed. It is very impressive when you see the boats and rigging used to save people who have been ship wrecked in the ocean. A house and cookhouse are preserved, including spilled milk on the table. Kids and adults would find this history interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We were there with our grandchildren for spring break Everyone was so friendly and knowledgeable. The grandkids loved it

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Murrysville, Pennsylvania
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Great part of Americas history this group is preserving. Well worth the time to see.Life in a different era.

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Richmond
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

If you want to understand the Outer Banks and how hard it is to live there sometime got here. A highly awarded station in it's day with a well preserved and proud history.

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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The US Life Saving Service, precursor to the US Coast Guard, brought us some of America's leat known heros. Dotting the coast the Life saving stations provided rescue for ships and sailors. Surfmen patrolled the beach during storm season, walking each direction out from the station till they met a surfman from the next station in the line, at which... More 

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Cut Bank, Montana
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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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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
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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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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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