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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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Great family place

Had a great time visiting the lifesaving station with the family. So much to see and learn about how the area has grown. Great price!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Had a great time visiting the lifesaving station with the family. So much to see and learn about how the area has grown. Great price!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Very very helpful staff and well worth the money and the effort. It was like stepping back in time in the various buildings. The cook shack, the Midgett house and the early 1900's surf/rescue boat were of particular interest.

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Concord, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our stop at the Life Saving Station. The staff members were extremely friendly and knowledgeable. It was obvious they cared tremendously for sharing the story of the life saving station with others. The displays were well done and the facility well maintained. The tour was self guided which allowed you to spend all the time you needed... More 

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State College, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This is a carefully restored life-saving station with a long history. The wonderful staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Climbing the lookout tower was a treat, and I loved the view.

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High Point, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This historic site brings alive the early days of the Coast Guard when it was a collection of United State Life-Saving Stations. This station, the second in America, is lovingly managed by a local organization. The original station, which was prefabricated in Europe, is still here as well as it's larger 1911 replacement, a home from the prominent Midgett family,... More 

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Stratford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We completely enjoyed our visit to Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station. Lovely small museum with fascinating historic structures and great information. We loved being able to wander around and explore the grounds at our own pace! Great stop for kids as they can explore freely. Fantastic way to get immersed into the history of the area. Museum staff was fantastic - you... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We stopped here the first day it was open this year. Very interesting. We didn't know such a place still existed. Well worth the stop. The docents were very helpful and very well versed in the history. Most of the buildings were open and there is a guide for them. Neat little gift shop. Don't forget to ask about the... More 

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Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed this stop on our way up Hatteras. Although the facility itself is somewhat standard historical fare, and interesting enough, what certainly made it most worthwhile was the director, manager, head presenter (whatever his title is) that made the place and its history come alive. We were especially fortunate to arrive when this fellow was being filmed giving... More 

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WIsconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

No cars in the parking lot, but we heard it was a neat place. Did not disappoint, great history, very pleasant attendant and nice gift shop. All the buildings were not open due to staffing but it is an important part of the areas history and the things we were able to see gave us a pretty good idea of... More 

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I love the panels depicting shipwrecks upstairs, I love the gift shop with its shipwreck theme--in short, I love shipwrecks. This place, even more than the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, is the place to go for shipwreck lore.

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