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Address: Race Point Beach, end of Race Point Rd., east of Rte. 6, Provincetown, MA
Phone Number: 508 349-3785
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Early Coast Guard sea rescue station and museum of rescue techniques,...

Early Coast Guard sea rescue station and museum of rescue techniques, artifacts and history.

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A chance to get inside a lifesaving station

The lifesaving station was open for tours. There are lifesaving boats and other equipment and all the rooms are furnished. You can climb to all but the highest part of the lookout... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Michael S
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Dayton, Ohio
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Dayton, Ohio
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The lifesaving station was open for tours. There are lifesaving boats and other equipment and all the rooms are furnished. You can climb to all but the highest part of the lookout tower. It was an enjoyable half an hour or so.

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Gorham, New Hampshire, United States
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221 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed visiting this well maintained historic site within the National Seashore. The hours it's open to walk through are limited in the fall but it was worth coordinating to get a sneak peak into the history behind the U.S. Lifesaving Service. The artifacts are well maintained and combined with a visit to the Visitor's Center, easy to understand their... More 

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Home Usa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

Great artifacts and guided tour explanation of life in the U.S. Life-Saving Service before that morphed into the U.S. Coast Guard. The training and dedication these guys put in more than 100 years ago to save shipwreck victims was amazing. Watching the 6 PM Thursday-evening demonstrations of the Lyle Gun and beeches buoy rescue method is a particularly good time... More 

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Spring City, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here as part of the Junior Park Ranger badge requirements for Cape May National Park. It was really nice and volunteers were so informative. One gentleman working the day we went was the grandson of people who who were stationed there. The paths were easy to access with a stroller and near a beach if you want to... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Kids enjoyed hearing about ship wrecks and life saving station. Well done demonstration and museum. Would recommend for families with school aged children.

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Thank Lori Z
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

The Lifesaving Station is open during the summer, but the real treat is to attend when they have a demonstration of how they actually saved people from sinking ships offshore during the 1800's. It's pretty amazing how they worked, and worth taking the time to slip into your schedule.

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Thank jeans138
Guelph, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Enjoyed walking over the dune towards the beach. Not many people there so enjoyed the peaceful windy warm air on the sand.

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Parkton, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Interesting exploration of early lifesaving techniques around the Cape. I enjoyed the domestic side of the museum, where we got to see where the men at the lifesaving station lived while on duty.

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Canton, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Part of the National Parks, the old U.S. Coast Guard station, tells the history of how the Coast Guard evolved into what it is now. Plaques tell the story of how ships in distress were saved a hundred years ago. The setting makes for some great photography and if you're a camera bluff, stop by this site. During the season... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

I visited here with my family, it was a nice suprise to see a restored building that held a very important job of rescuing those out to sea. The building reminded me of the restored buildings at Sharon Woods village in Cincinnati,Ohio. I liked that on the cold windy day I was there you could hear the wind howl, just... More 

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