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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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A place of interest tucked away by a sky scraper

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

1 Thank Limulus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank Asa T
Chesterfield, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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
West Henrietta, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped here to get out of the heat on a hot summer day and we took a tour. Prices are reasonable $4 per adult and $2 for kids up to 15 years old. The tour was given by a submarine veteran and he was very knowledgeable and friendly. You learn rescue techniques and how the Coast Guard came to be... More 

1 Thank Doug K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

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

1 Thank danwstr
Hamilton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 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.

Thank barbdowd

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