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Old Harbor Lifesaving Station

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Race Point Beach, end of Race Point Rd., east of Rte. 6, Provincetown, MA
+1 508-349-3785
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Not much to see

A rather decrepit looking building that you reach along a partly covered boardwalk. Beach is nice... read more

Reviewed May 14, 2018
David282xyz
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Fort Worth, Texas
Nice historical visit

Get the history of the lifesavers who worked in the 19th and 20th centuries along the treacherous... read more

Reviewed October 7, 2017
Bobinku
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Buffalo, New York
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Early Coast Guard sea rescue station and museum of rescue techniques, artifacts and history.
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  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Race Point Beach, end of Race Point Rd., east of Rte. 6, Provincetown, MA
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+1 508-349-3785
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Reviewed May 14, 2018

A rather decrepit looking building that you reach along a partly covered boardwalk. Beach is nice though and there are good toilets at the nearby VC

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Reviewed October 7, 2017

Get the history of the lifesavers who worked in the 19th and 20th centuries along the treacherous Cape shore. It's small but focused and part of the tour includes the accommodations for the staff. Those who like older houses and furniture will also like this....More

Thank Bobinku
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Reviewed September 30, 2017

This building and its exhibits reminds visitors of the selfless bravery of the men who volunteer to go to the rescue of sailors who are in distress, often in hurricane-force storms. This building includes the old rowing boats used in rescues, together with some of...More

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Reviewed September 22, 2017 via mobile

We were not planning to go here. Just heading to Race Point Beach when a woman walking by is said we should go see this place. It was so much more than we expected. The couple giving tours were so knowledgeable and friendly. The building...More

Thank mahuke
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Reviewed September 19, 2017

This is a vintage lifesaving station with 3 floors. The first has the kitchen area, some office area and two life boats. The second floor is mostly bunk rooms and the third is the observation floor. Absolutely filled with period furniture, wood stoves, period appliances...More

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Reviewed September 16, 2017

We took the tour here to view the displays of life-saving boats and equipment. The station is open to walk through and there are three floors with officer and enlisted mens' quarters. There are scheduled demonstrations on the use of the breeches buoy.

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Reviewed September 11, 2017

While at Salt Pond visitor center the woman at the desk (seasoned volunteer) made a few suggestions of things to see all along the seashore. She was particularly fond of the Lifesaving Station and we finished up our day by visiting. It is a short...More

Thank FancyNancyBoston
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Reviewed January 18, 2017

Worth the bike trip or get there by car. Seeing the lifesaving station lets you feel back in time where people took great risks to help save mariners from drowning.

Thank reisenelisa1
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Reviewed October 23, 2016

We take all of our out of town guests here as it really tells the story of the lower and outer Cape's seafaring history. It also allows you to see the beauty of Cape Cod. Not to be missed!

Thank dlrboston
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Reviewed October 3, 2016

Brought friends from Oklahoma to the station because we were able to go inside and have a guided tour. After photographing the building many times from the outside it was a real joy to photograph the restored inside. The volunteer guides are fabulous. Worth the...More

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