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Old Coast Guard Station

24th Street & Boardwalk, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
757 422 1587
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Owner description: A museum that exhibits early life-saving equipment.

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Dover, De
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

This is our third visit here. Always interesting. We had a tour with the very knowledgeable guide who told a lot of interesting stories about the history of the coast guard station.

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Roanoke
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

For a small admission fee, you can learn about the history of the Coast Guard and its part in protecting Virginia Beach and the surrounding area, and climb to the second floor and use the telescope to see the ocean right out the door and a close-up of any passing cargo-liners or fishing trollers. The quaint gift shop offers a... More

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Placerville, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Old Coast Guard Station is a fascinating museum on the history of the Life Saving Service. The photos and relics detail the arduous life of the surf rescue events. Well worth the time.

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Shapleigh, Maine
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

There was lots of information here that I did not know about how the coast guard started as well as how important it was for them to man the stations along the coast. There was some great exhibits and movies. You can easily spend a couple of hours here so it is well worth the cost.

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Ripley, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Visited here the week after labor Day. The station is small but packed full. We arrived to start in the middle of the tour and then hear the beginning. The guide was well versed in his subject and took any questions. The movies upstairs did not all work. The gift store is small but has unique items

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Covington, Georgia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

The museum is very educational and the gift shop has very pretty and interesting suvineers. It's a good spot for some new pics. As a coastie family we loved it.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The Old Coast Guard Station was right next to our hotel. The staff were very sweet, we had a leisurely stroll through the museum, and bought some nice treasures in the gift shop. Very nice little piece of history in the midst of all the mammoth hotels!

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New Lebanon, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This is a small station located on the Boardwalk of Virginia Beach with a little gift shop. You can take as little as 40 minutes or you can spend a couple of hours. Admission is very reasonable and well worth the price. The artifacts are truly interesting and very informative! I would go back again to see things I missed... More

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West Newton, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews 52 reviews
38 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

old coast guard station was really much too see there I was hoping it would be full of ships an such but it wasn't.

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Whitehall, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We were actually there in May of 2012 for our rehearsal dinner. We had a catered event there on the lawn, but everyone enjoyed exploring the inside and the gift shop. They were very accommodating. Highly recommend.

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