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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
Description: A museum that exhibits early life-saving equipment.
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I visited with my parents and my 5 year old daughter. Admission was very reasonable. The first part of the tour the docent explained how the coast gaurd would rescue beached vessels. Some of the tour was hands on, but upstairs it was look and read. I may have enjoyed it more had I not had my daughter with me.... More

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Pennsilvania
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142 reviews 142 reviews
96 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Small museum. 2 rooms (one in each floor). We visited on a Friday evening and no tours were offered that day. The tour that I wanted was only on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. We did the self guided tour. The price is $4 per adult. I was very impressed with the exhibits great information about the history of... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Our tour guide added a great personality to our tour of the Old Coast Guard Station! He got my young son involved. The history seems incredibly personal. Museum is reasonably priced and you are given a lot of information.

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North Central, Mass.
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Small museum right on the boardwalk, good for: 1 History buffs. 2. Sea going buffs. 3. To get out of the rain. 4. To get out of the sun! I am 1 and 2, so didn't need 3 or 4 to lure me in. $4 PER Person entry fee, some cite $8 in other reviews. For that price, I would... More

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This is a very nice museum in the heart of Virginia Beach. It tells the story of the life saving stations and personnel along the East Coast who responded to ships in distress. Fascinating look at a bygone era and the hearty people who undertook this duty in isolation and under the worst weather conditions. Upstairs has a nice overview... More

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Richmond, Virginia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Lots of great history and pictures! This attraction is also very kid friendly. It is right next to the beach, so it is convenient to visit on your way to the ocean, or as a trip by itself.

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Struthers, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This was something I found interesting as I am a bit of a history buff. My fiancé and I both loved it! There were a lot of cool pieces and photos I had never seen before and the guide we had (Carl, I think) was wonderful! He was very knowledgeable and friendly. We had a good time and I would... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Very good depiction of a history of which few are aware. Interesting artifacts and equipment along with excellent explanations. I have been to the museum several times during previous trips to the beach.

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Front Royal, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Grounds outside building were nice and easy accessible to the handicapped! Wonderful history about C.G. and it's role with water rescue and pictures too! Love the guy at the door!(old sailor)

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

This is a great stop to learn some local Virginia Beach and maritime history. They have some wonderful artifacts and great volunteer docents to help tell the story. The building that the museum is located in is a great piece of history to see in itself. It's small, but definitely recommended.

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