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Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum

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Address: 23645 NC Hwy. 12, Rodanthe, NC 27968
Phone Number: 252-987-1552
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A don't-miss experience!

The Life Savers of the Outer Banks are a little known group of men who for over 50 years saved over 99% of the lives that they tried to save, a record that is unequaled even... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
S F
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Outer Banks, NC

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Outer Banks, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Life Savers of the Outer Banks are a little known group of men who for over 50 years saved over 99% of the lives that they tried to save, a record that is unequaled even today! They were true heroes who lived and served in desolate places for poor pay and no benefits. Their training was super-human and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is the restored site of Outer Banks life saving efforts off the treacherous North Carolina Outer Banks. The buildings are simple and beautiful, and the guides are knowledgeable and very interesting to talk to. One can fully imagine the heroic and dangerous effort that were made to rescue those shipwrecked off the coast. There are demonstrations of how those... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This attraction was close to our vacation rental so we decided to visit. I am so glad we did. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. We enjoyed the historic buildings and my teen sons liked climbing up in the tower. They really enjoyed the small gift shop where there were some unique items behind the glass. There is a... More 

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Thank allboysMom06
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This site features many original artifacts and buildings/structures from the earliest lifesaving stations in North Carolina. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable about the lifesaving service. A nice touch is how they include a glimpse into the life of Rodanthe residents from that period.

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Milford, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommend a trip here! Great piece of Hatteras Island history. People very knowledgeable and gave great tour. Definitely appreciate the sacrifices these men made!

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Thank DeWaterfowler
Lexington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Can see how the Coast Gaurd came to be. There ia a very interesting film presentation, but the buildings and artifacts make the past come alive. The staff is very accommodating! Try to squeeze this in!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are ever in Rodanthe, stop by the CLLS. It has many buildings that allow you to step back in time and imagine what life was like for the lifesaving station personnel in the 1800 and 1900s. Walk through the buildings and see all the artifacts donated by local people with family ties to the station. It was like... More 

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Thank Laura H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great step back in time, everyone, including school children should see and experience this to bring history to life for them. Great look at life years ago!

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Lynchburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Chicamacomico Life-Saving station is a gem of the out banks history! It is so refreshing to keep our history alive! The staff are so helpful and knowledgeable.

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Thank Scott R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great museum lots of history told here. Well worth a visit to step back in time. Staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. Loved our time spent here.

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