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Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum

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Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum

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Visit and view 16 murals as your guide gives artist-approved narratives on individual works of art. Each artist has a story and every piece has a spirit. <br><br>At Vibrant Shore Brewing Company you will view the brewing facilities as we explain the components of founder Rhett Rebold's refined brewing process.<br><br>Each guest will receive four beer selections served in 5 oz glasses in their "flight". Vibrant Shore offers a wide variety of brews including several fruit-infused Gose offerings that please even those who aren't big fans of craft beer. Plus three non-alcoholic options.
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Skipper090 wrote a review Sep 2020
Washington DC, District of Columbia266 contributions95 helpful votes
The original was exceptionally historic, the first of its type. The current one is over 100 years old, and a good example. Still located within 200 yards of its original location. But since it was closed without notice, I can't comment on the insides. The outside displays are interestsing, but very limited.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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D H wrote a review Aug 2020
7 contributions1 helpful vote
As far as I can tell, this is a pretty good example of a lifeguard station. It is the replacement for the first one every built, and was only moved 200 yards down the beach. But not really a destination at its best.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Tess wrote a review Aug 2020
Portsmouth, Virginia1 contribution
Wandered into the museum before a day on the beach and it did not disappoint. The exhibits were easy to understand yet very informative. Highly recommend if you’re interested in shipwrecks, rescue efforts, or even the evolving culture of Virginia Beach. Admission was donation based and the museum allowed our leashed dog in. Definitely check it out!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Terry P wrote a review Dec 2019
Virginia Beach, Virginia44 contributions6 helpful votes
If you want to see how Va Beach used to be, or get out of the sun and cool down, this is the place to go. It only cost a dollar. Two story former life guard station with plenty of pictures for 100 years ago, there is some real items that they used to save lives. If you are interested in local history, this is a good place to check it out. Plus they have a clean bathroom.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from William H, Director at Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum
Responded Dec 30, 2019
Thank you for your kind review! Thanks to our many wonderful supporters, we are able to offer our admission at only $1! This is our commitment to keep the history and culture of our coastal community available to all. We are so glad that you enjoyed your walk down memory lane with us! We'll see you next time!
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fireelfemtp wrote a review Aug 2019
Armagh, Pennsylvania47 contributions6 helpful votes
Had never been here despite all of our visits and my love of emergency services. $1 admission? By far one of the best deals in the city. As much research as I've done on Virginia Beach, I learned more today. Nice quick stop to learn some history.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from William H, Director at Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum
Responded Aug 8, 2019
"By far one of the best deals in the city." We like the sound of that! Thank you so much! Our membership and supporting sponsors have allowed us to make admission just a buck this year to encourage more people to discover how connected we all are to the history of Virginia Beach. We're proud to share the history of our wonderful building, along side the history of the thriving resort community that grew up around it! Thank you for your visit and your kind words. We hope to see you again!
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