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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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Great place to visit

This was a great place to visit since my dad was in the Coast Guard for many years. If you love things pertaining to the water and water craft, then this is your place. Right on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Norfolk, Virginia
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120 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

why this is an attraction I have no Idea is just a very marginal house with some artifacts of some Boat and some information about the area and the coast guard

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This was a great place to visit since my dad was in the Coast Guard for many years. If you love things pertaining to the water and water craft, then this is your place. Right on the Boardwalk close to mid-way down Boardwalk.

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Germantown, Maryland
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39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Allow about an hour and a half to visit. I happen to like smallish, off-the-beaten- trail places and this fits the bill. Interesting history of the development of the U.S. Coast Guard, which has only been around in it's current form since 1915 (Happy 100th birthday!) In the 1870's safety stations were set up along U.S. coastlines to rescue shipwreck... More 

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Barryville, New York
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This museum was next to our hotel and is excellent. The staff was very well informed and friendly. 2 levels of educational exhibits to look at and learn from

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Louisville, Kentucky
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7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

My father was in the Coast Guard. Glad they saved one of the original Coast Guard stations on the Beach for history purposes.

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Berkeley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The museum has a lot of cool history about the coast guard. Even though it's small it's definitely worth checking out. Would I recommend this? Yes

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Fun little place lots of history and "spirits" ghost stories and all. They tell the story of mr. Sparrow and about some of the shipwrecks

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Nice little coast guard station. On Saturday night, there was a concert there. Nice sitting area. Right in the middle of Virginia Beach.

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Apollo, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We went on the Ghost Walk Tour that they offer. It was a very informational 90 minute tour of the boardwalk and different locations throughout VA Beach. It wasn't scary so younger kids could go without problems Our tour guide was very good. We enjoyed hearing all of the stories she shared. They have a museum inside the station as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Get a nice little walk through a history lesson, and some old treasures from years ago I'm glad to see its not some giant hotel.

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