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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 2013
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums
Description: A museum that exhibits early life-saving equipment.
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English first
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We got there the first thing in the morning. Our tour guide was captain Carl. Very pleasant and knowledgeable. He likes ghost stories too. He spoke for over an hour and probably can carry on more. Neat place, worth the stop.

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Virginia Beach, VA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Cute small museum, exhibits change monthly or so, stairs to 2nd level exhibit, great docents & souvenirs! Definitely worth a visit if you are walking down the boardwalk. Inexpensive for the knowledge gained, guaranteed you will learn something new!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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135 reviews 135 reviews
52 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We were walking on the beach and found this old Coast Guard Station. The docent was very informative. Neat little place.

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Galway, Ireland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

It's a small space museum, but it has a lot of neat things in it and good information. The "tour" is a woman who just gives a little over view of the history and explains the stuff in the main room - everything else is self guided. It's worth it, but it's about $8 a person.

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Hartly
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Had a very interesting docent, retired Coast Guard. Lots of information about the early history of life saving techniques on the coast. Don't miss the 2nd floor exhibit and take time to watch the short movie about the German sub. Nice gift shop. Glad we stopped.

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Lancaster, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Really really excited to see this but when I got there it was surrounded by workers and homeless people not what I call a tourist attraction at all. I ended up just walking past and it was only 3 in the afternoon.

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Virginia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
25 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

After visiting Virginia Beach many times and walking by this place every time, I decided to stop. I am glad I did. My guide Marty was wonderful, so knowledgeable yet personable. All in all a nice little gem worth the stop. You could easily make this a quick stop, I was there less than an hour. However, I am a... More

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Bartlett, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Very interesting place. A guide to tell you all about the history of this Coast Guard Station. Worth checking it out.

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Top Contributor
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103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

You won't believe some of the contraptions that our brave Coast Guardsmen used to get to shipwrecks and retrieve their hapless victims. Do yourself a favor: get out of the sun for 30 minutes and learn something new. Definitely worth your time--for adults and older children. I loves me my Coast Guard heros!

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Williamsburg
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

My best friend and I visited this fall. It was very interesting the way changes that have been made over the years to life saving devices and such

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