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Old Coast Guard Station

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Address: 24th Street & Boardwalk, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Phone Number: 757 422 1587
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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A museum that exhibits early life-saving equipment.

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A lot of history here

A rainy day brought us here, once again. Interesting history here, a lot of stories and displays. And my favorite web cam the oldcoastguardstation.com

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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HUNTINGTON
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HUNTINGTON
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32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A rainy day brought us here, once again. Interesting history here, a lot of stories and displays. And my favorite web cam the oldcoastguardstation.com

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Hamilton, Ohio
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staff super nice, only $4 and for a good cause, plus there's AC if you need to cool down. Beautiful artwork for sale done by local artisans. A must see.

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Thank barbdowd
Stephens City, Virginia
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234 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited during vacation 2016. The Coast Guard museum is an ice attraction here at the beach it did have a lot of Coast Guard history in it which I expected and it was small but you didn't have to waste a lot of time walking around a large space it had all of it right there and one tight little... More 

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Thank Tim C
Richmond, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved the Coast Guard Station, great time ...cool stuff to see....excellent gift shop. Great place to pick up a few books.

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Stow, Ohio
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42 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We would highly recommend this tour. Tour guides are knowledgable & good at telling stories. They dressed in period costumes, but didn't over do the whole "ghost" portion of the tour. It was informative and a nice bit of exercise for the family. Affordable & coupon available in local coupon books available to tourists. Tour lasted approximately 90 minutes. Reservations... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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125 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Slow down while you're on the boardwalk to catch up on a bit of local & coastal history. I loved it. We always stop in to appreciate the building & east coast history.

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Thank ChrissyAdventures
Smithfield, Virginia, United States
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28 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This formerly manned century-old Life Saving Station is an original building and one of a vanishing breed. All others on this beach are gone. The community pulled together to save her back 30 years ago, and when you visit you aill agree that this piee of lore is well worth remembering.

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Thank Vicky A
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was an interesting review of va beach history and ghost lore. Strolled around neighborhood surrounding coast guard station to hear local ghost stories.

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Thank Cari N
Grand Forks, North Dakota
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and I had been to this beach so many times and somehow we have missed this place. It cost a few dollars but does do military discount. There are guided tours and I actually learned a lot from it! However we were unable to climb the tower because they only open it during special events. All in all,... More 

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Thank William W
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

The ghost story walking tour is associated with the CG Station; no problem. We strolled a six square block neighborhood area, listening to the overly animated docent tell the not-so-spooky stories. One story included Alfred Coors of Coors Beer fame. The docent circulated a photo of Edgar Cayce, telling the guests that it was Mr. Coors. Cayce's name was boldly... More 

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