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“Nice historic site!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Maritime Center at Historic Coast Guard Station

Maritime Center at Historic Coast Guard Station
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289 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Nice historic site!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2013 via mobile

This was a part 2 of my tour of the Coastal Georgia Historical Society sites. Part 1 being the St. Simons Island Lighthouse. The Maritime Museum was nice with a lot of history, both maritime and science. I especially enjoyed climbing up the ladder to the crows nest and seeing the view of the ocean.

Visited August 2013
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Huntersville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Don't forget the view top”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2013

Enjoyed Ollie's selfguided tour, learned a lot about the area. Also a short walk to Coast Guard Beach.

Visited August 2013
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Conyers
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great fun and educational too”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2013

Educational, but presented in a fun and interesting way. Climbing to the top of the observation tower was fun and offers great views at the top.

Visited July 2013
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Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Nice museam and well maintained, worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2013

Nicely maintained Coast Guard and Maritime Museum with informative displays about life of the coastie's who were station on the island (see log books and stories), especially interesting are the descriptions of the locals and the marine life found in the area. This two story building has exibits on both floors and a ~10 ft ladder (no for the faint) to climb to reach the Widow's Walk on the roof of the building. The view from the widow's walk is very nice and gives a 360 degree view around the island. There is a large parking lot in front of the building and a nice beach facilities building (changing and toilets) down by the beach. The building now sits 1200-1500 ft from the beach due to accretion (natural process of growth or enlargement by a gradual buildup of ground). Great value, as your $10 p/p fee also includes entry to the Lighthouse and Museam in St Simons (a must visit and see).

Visited July 2013
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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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87 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Very Cool Exibit!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2013

I was pleasantly surprised by this museum. When you tour the lighthouse on Saint Simons this is actually included. Well worth it! We weren't going to go, but then we decided to go away. I was glad we did. It's an old coast guard station with a lot of history. A cute little tour "guide." Don't make the mistake and miss this neat little museum!

Visited July 2013
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