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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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Thursday evenings: Lyle Gun & breeches buoy rescue demonstration

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Home Usa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 5 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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Guelph, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 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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Thank KatherineD4444
Parkton, Maryland
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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 9 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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Utica, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

The Most Beautiful beach I've ever seen...Had a wonderful relaxing day visiting Race Point beach and the lifesaving station...

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Very small museum on the beach. Nice older gentleman at the door gives you a synopsis of the lifesaving station before you walk through.

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