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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
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

A museum that exhibits early life-saving equipment.

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Tiny building with a lot of history. Staff is friendly and informative. Convenient location and easy to find

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Saint Clair, Pennsylvania
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Saint Clair, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Tiny building with a lot of history. Staff is friendly and informative. Convenient location and easy to find

Thank Honeypoo72
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Dropped in, walked through the gift shop, not much to offer. Thought the admission was over-charged. This should be a free venue for Virginia Beach education

Thank 246ate
Sewell, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last year we missed our chance to tour the Old Coast Guard Station in Virginia Beach. Not so this year! We made sure that we had plenty of time to see the museum & to listen to the docent informing us when & how this station served Virginia Beach in the early 1900's. So many shipwrecks happened off the coast... More 

Thank gmomt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were very pleased to find this gem in a otherwise dull stretch of the sea front. Inside it was most interesting telling the story of the Coast Guards in the area, including during WW2. We were escorted by a volunteer who used to work for the service and he made it all come to life.

Thank Twyningite
Catania, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

Nice history with a nice view. Well maintained and clean. Has a brief summary about and history with more Information inside

Thank niecey55
Pemberton, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

While walking the 3 miles of ocean side boardwalk we found this small jewel half way down. The information found in the air conditioned station was outstanding and we found this to be a stop that had something for the entire family.

Thank Mitchell P
Frederick, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

Being raised in Virginia Beach, I have always seen the old Coast Guard Station on the beach at 24th St. Four years ago I returned to visit as it was the site of my 40th High School Reunion's reception party. They have done a lot to make this a really nice place to visit. It's a good place for a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

This is something you would miss if it were not for external circumstances simply because it is a "gem of richest ray serene" in an ocean setting. With so much going on around the Boardwalk it is easy to miss this small but fascinating museum. We were walking on the Boardwalk and due to the cool temperatures and a persistent... More 

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

Was a delightful way to spend a morning before an afternoon activity. Very educational. Staff eager to explain or direct. Nominal fee. Learned a lot about activity off the coast during WWII. So many lives were saved by the early rescuers going out into the waves to bring people to shore. Also dealt with current Coast Guard.

Thank Janae H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

The admission fee is very low and the displays are very good if you want to learn about the history of the Coast Guard. The museum has great photos and some very old pieces of marine and boating equipment used to rescue sailors from the frequent ship recs that happened before the days of radio, radar, and GPS.

Thank James B

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