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“Amazing views like Whites Sands New Mexico” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Old Harbor Lifesaving Station

Old Harbor Lifesaving Station
Race Point Beach, end of Race Point Rd., east of Rte. 6, Provincetown, MA
508 349-3785
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Ranked #14 of 27 attractions in Provincetown
Type: Architectural Buildings, History Museums, Specialty Museums
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Owner description: Early Coast Guard sea rescue station and museum of rescue techniques, artifacts and history.
Osaka, Japan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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“Amazing views like Whites Sands New Mexico”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

We were amazed at this area. Perfect for photographers. When you find the right angle...you can almost feel like you are out west in the desert. The drive to here is wonderful since its all a protected area.

Visited May 2013
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Provincetown
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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“Fascinating History of Old Shipwreck Days”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Great spot to visit on the edge of Race Point Beach, but they're not always open. As you walk out to this old building, read the plaques you'll find along the boardwalk to learn about famous shipwrecks, how to look for whales rom this spot, and more, so worth a visit even if they're not open. Lack of federal funding may shorten their hours. Hope they still do the old-fashioned lifesaving demonstration on Thursday evenings. 6 PM? Free parking at Race Point beach by that time of Day.

Visited September 2012
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Fairmount, Indiana
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“Awesome Sights”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

was a quaint sight at the lighthouse, we viewed it from our tour boat and from the beach..nice pics and great memories.

Visited September 2012
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Newport, RI
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“Really interesting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

This was a fun take that the kids will enjoy too. The little movies shed a little more like on the details of the time. The rangers at the station were great too.

Visited August 2012
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“Awesome experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012 via mobile

The Lifesaving demonstration was supereb! All of the reinactors were well versed in their roles. The stationmaster and crew really brought to life the how the lifesaving crew went about their work. The narrator was excellent and really did a wonderful job of explaining everything. It is absolutely amazing to think that people did this in the dead of night, often under winter storm conditions. A superb demomstration that should not be missed !!!!!!!!! Well worth the nominal admission fee.

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