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Old Coast Guard Station

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Address: 24th Street & Boardwalk, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Phone Number: 757 422 1587
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: A museum that exhibits early life-saving equipment.

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Neat museum

Neat museum nice attractions especially if you like the sea and lighthouse exhibits. I have visited it 3 different times over several years.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Neat museum nice attractions especially if you like the sea and lighthouse exhibits. I have visited it 3 different times over several years.

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Eureka
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This is a beautiful place to see with the coast guard ships/vessels. Take your time and stop and see this. It's worth the time.

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Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This place is filled with Virginia’s Maritime History and the History of the US Life Saving Service (the precursor to the US Coast Guard). I has great photos and nautical memorabilia. You will really enjoy this if you're a history buff or associated with the US Coast Guard or even a sailor or power boater. The gift shop has many... More 

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Elizabeth City, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I took the "ghost tour" at the old coast guard station in Va Bch last night and it was GREAT!! It was very informative,fun and the staff were excellant-even dressing in "ole time" attire to tell the historic stories! I highly recommend everyone to visit this historic place and "take a walk down histroy lane"!

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Salt Lake City, UT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 410 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The old guard station is located right on the boardwalk in the middle of tall new hotels and right next to a concert area. Tours are only given when volunteers sign up to be there, so call ahead and see what days tours will be offered. Tours start on the hour and last about 40 minutes. This is a small... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Took the ghost tour and enjoyed the bounty of historic information our guide provided. Although you do not enter any of the actual "haunted locations" the guide more than makes up for it with her enthusiasm and knowledge.

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Cumberland, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The Old Coast Guard Station is a worthwhile stop while in VA Beach. It has a wonderful gift shop and a quaint little Museum. Staff are volunteers and very knowledgeable about The Station. Hats off to them. Museum tour was about 40 minutes and we'll wOrth the 4.00 fee for tour.

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Peru, IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I'm sorry I can't remember the gentlemans name that was the guide and historian at the old Coast Guard Station but he was very interesting and made it come alive just listening to him tell the tales of years gone by. Very interesting!!

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Azle, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Knew nothing about the Lifesaving Service (folded into the U.S. Coast Guard about 1915, I believe). If I remember correctly, they rescued 15,000 storm wrecked seamen! How they did it (breeches buoys, boats) is nicely displayed, and of course ships don't wreck in nice weather. Amazing! We also visited the Wright Brothers Museum in Kitty Hawk (nicely done, a pilgrimage... More 

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Oklahoma City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Stopped in and looked around for about 5 minutes. Pretty cool but its very small so it wont take a lot of your time! It's right on the boardwalk so its easy to access.

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Additional Information about Old Coast Guard Station

Address: 24th Street & Boardwalk, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Phone Number: 757 422 1587
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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