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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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Special place in maritime history

A great learning experience of the conditions at the turn of the century. The Midget Family were true leader's in maritime life saving during the turn of the century

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

A great learning experience of the conditions at the turn of the century. The Midget Family were true leader's in maritime life saving during the turn of the century

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Dundee, New York
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

A quaint, independently-owned museum complex. It is well maintained, and it contains many extremely cool exhibits. Definitely worth a stop, the stories are fascinating and the adventures of the surfmen offer much fuel for the imagination. It may take a bit of work to keep very young children entertained, but it is worth a stop for anyone young or old!

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

After learning more about how difficult life was in the early days on the island, I've stopped complaining about the lo-o-ng drive from home. The museum is well cared for (loved might be a better word). The day we were there, a group of volunteers was painting the fence in the hot sun. Dedication. I found the exhibits to be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

I have been by this historic place for years but never had the chance to stop by until this summer. The kids liked it. My youngest found her way up to the observation tower. Did not get a chance to go back to see the demonstration on Thursday but will plan accordingly next time I'm out that way. And I... More 

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Roanoke
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The lady in the shop was very helpful. They were doing some restoration work on the main building but the self tour was still great. We got to go up in the top look out and imagine what those people were seeing.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This museum is packed full of interesting exhibits and informative video about the history of life-saving practices along the OBX. The five out-buildings are meticulously restored and offer an authentic look into the past. The staff was informative and friendly. If you are planning to visit, keep an eye out for the sign as it is easy to miss as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Fascinating place, good selection of related books in the gift shop. We didn't know about the live drill on Thursdays, but they show a good video of it and it was too hot to be outside watching anyway!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

My husband and I visited in October and thought we would check this out since we usually stay in Corolla. What a great historic landmark and museum. Full of interesting and fun facts. Great 1/2 day trip!

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

A very interesting and well-put-together attraction. It doesn't jump out at you from the road, but once you get inside there's a wealth of interesting stuff and mock-ups of what life was like at various points in the station's history.

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Mount Dora, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Great way to get a feel for the history and culture of the early Outer Banks residents. See early life ocean saving techniques and the beginning of the US Coast Guard.

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

Address: 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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