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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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Fredericksburg, Va
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Museum was neat - worth a trip inside for displays and history in the area. Convenient location to the boardwalk in Virginia Beach, Va.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Rick Brown gave us a tour. We've been here before, but I got more from this visit than before. Loved the tour and the explanations on rescue methods. Thoroughly interesting. Interesting stories upstairs about wrecks and German subs. I will second a previous poster: if you want to get the most from it, leave young children at the hotel with... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We just stumbled upon this gem and loved to learn about the history of this area. was very well kept and nice to see.

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Charleston, West Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

this little place will take about 45 minutes to an hour when you walk in you will get a 30 minute tour our tour guide's name was Marty he was great then you can go upstairs to 2nd floor and look around worth an hour to stop in here

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High Point, North Carolina
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64 reviews 64 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

It is nice to see a bit of history ! The is a small charge to walk through the museum. I was expecting to see a little more

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Buffalo, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I was on business but took a little time to see the OCGS. It was Very interesting and worth the diversion.

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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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160 reviews 160 reviews
110 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 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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