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Old Coast Guard Station

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Address: 24th Street & Boardwalk, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
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+1 757-422-1587
12:00 pm - 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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Interesting stop on the boardwalk

The Old Coast Guard Station was a nice place to visit on the Virginia Beach Boardwalk. Only $4 to get in. It's a bit small, and maybe not terribly interesting to someone who isn't... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Holly J
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Old Coast Guard Station was a nice place to visit on the Virginia Beach Boardwalk. Only $4 to get in. It's a bit small, and maybe not terribly interesting to someone who isn't knowledgeable of maritime history, but I was able to find some interesting bits, especially regarding the shipwreck history and the connections with WWII. The gift shop... More 

Thank Holly J
Germantown, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fascinating museum to learn about the rescues performed by the brave Coast Guardsmen who patrolled this area. Well worth the stop-in and to visit the cute gift shop.

Thank Sarah D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Took my father in law. We had a wonderful time, lots of informative displays. The locations is on the beach and is the perfect location for further exploring.

Thank 04Beau99
Eden, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is located right on the Boardwalk. Entry fee is minimal. Museum guide was quite knowledgeable and friendly. I learned much about the ingenuity of early life savers who risked their own lives to save those aboard foundering ships. We left with a new awareness and sense of pride in this particular part of history - selflessness that was... More 

Thank Kay S
North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice tourist attraction. Great souvenirs and T shirts. PLUS a good history lesson about the coast guard station

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I are staying in a hotel near the Old Coast Guard Station, and in our travels up and down the East Coast we've had the chance to visit other historic Coast Guard stations - at Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and also on Hutchinson Island in Florida. We enjoy them very much and this Old Coast Guard Station is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This old station is on the boardwalk and easy to visit. Well worth a short stop to learn more about the area's history

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

Nice and nostalgic business. Good Customer Service, not pushy for building tour. Prices reasonable. Bought a few sea shell items, Sea Time Tea (really good taste), other souvenirs that's not in other souvenir shops. Nice visit. Will return in summer 2017

Thank blowe55
Phoenix, Arizona
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

I didn't find anything interesting about this place! If you like to read lots of facts on placards next to exhibits you might like it. There is an admission fee which, since it was Veteran's Day, we did not have to pay. I would have hated to pay to see something so boring. The fact that this is an old... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

Was enjoyable and educational and the gentleman who gave the tour was very good. Some displays were hands on and photos of the past help convey the story the rescue men in row boats.

Thank TKAYE645

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