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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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Visited for the first time today. Was very interesting and everyone was very friendly, including Elaine. She was very knowledgable on the history and you could tell she took pride... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Visited for the first time today. Was very interesting and everyone was very friendly, including Elaine. She was very knowledgable on the history and you could tell she took pride in her job. Site is perserved and looks frozen in time. Highly recommend stopping by!

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I really enjoyed touring the museum and learning about the history of maritime rescue in the area. There were several buildings to see and we were greeted by staff who lived locally and shared interesting stories. This was one of the best tours we took during our Outer Banks vacation.

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Second trip to the life-saving station. One of the few left and the best preserved in the country. Was great to see how life was like. Hope that the Breeches Buoy practices will be restored.

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Martinsburg, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I recommend this to anyone who loves history. It's a cheap family fun activity. I would recommend to bring a camera or something that can be used to take pictures.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We visited with a family group ranging in age from teens to octogenarians. We could see the station from the vacation rental we were staying in and were curious to learn more. One of our teens works as a life guard so there was additional interest there. We timed our tour to listen to a retired Coast Guard officer tell... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This museum is a quiet gem. The structures are authentic, the staff are friendly and knowledgable. Rarely, have I been treated to such knowledgable , in depth information at a museum on a personal basis. See for yourself the actual rescue surf boat and housing quarters for these dedicated people. Find out about a Lytle cannon and a faking box.... More 

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Butler, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Our visit here was informative and educational. The staff was very helpful and welcoming. We appreciated all the photos, videos, and items on display and were sorry that we hadn’t arrived on a day when a re-enactment was occurring. We especially liked seeing the period buildings with authentic artifacts from each time period. We came away with a much deeper... More 

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Broadway, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

My wife and I drove the length of Highway 12 on the Outer Banks and stopped at numerous museums and attractions. We visited both the Bodie and Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, the NC Maritime Museum, and the Lighthouse in Corolla NC. But we noticed a sign for the Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station and decided to give it a try. This was by... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I had read about this prior to a previous OBX visit, but it didn't make our plans then. This time we were staying closer, and decided to have a peek. It offers a glimpse of local history most probably had never considered. The restoration is well done. (Siding was being done right while we visited, so a little distracting, but... More 

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

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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