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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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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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History lesson and some cool stuff

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

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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Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Very nice museum area and gift shop. I did make a purchase from the gift shop. The Old Coast Guard Station is right along the boardwal at Virginia Beach.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Exhibits had just the right amount of text to help you understand the artifacts and historic photos and the video documentaries were really interesting as well to sit through and enjoy in air conditioned comfort. Low admission fee and nice souvenir shop with locally-relevant books, hand-made items, etc. Friendly staff and nice selection of souvenir shirts that you won't find... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This is a great place to visit while walking the Boulevard or Boardwalk. A wonderful stop for young kids to view Maritime history. Clean... Well maintained... The staff seemed to enjoy interacting with visitors... knowledgeable... polite... There was a stage next door with nightly entertainment during our stay. (Magic Show... Military Band...)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

interesting little facts about the area. staff was friendly and knowledgeable. located right next to the hotel. Very nice

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Charleston, West Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The location is small, alot a few hours and take the time to learn something new. This doesn't take long but it is informative. If one takes a walk down the virginia beach boardwalk they can discover many things of interst and make an evening of it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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