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Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum

23645 NC Hwy. 12, Rodanthe, NC 27968
+1 252-987-1552
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Fascinating and historic

We visited this station because we have an interest in history, and we were not disappointed... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
West Sunbury, PA
History buffs unite!

This is a great thing to do and is a must see while down in Obx. It's a great museum that has live... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ryan F
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23645 NC Hwy. 12, Rodanthe, NC 27968
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited this station because we have an interest in history, and we were not disappointed. There are a number of building on the property, where the members of the station used to live and work. We were amazed to realize that this is actually...More

Thank djmarkiw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great thing to do and is a must see while down in Obx. It's a great museum that has live reenactment of life saving drills and still has original equipment used. Great and fun.

Thank Ryan F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Chicamaomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site tells the history of the first Life-Saving Station built and staffed in North Carolina. It can be easily missed or forgotten about with all of the other activities and lighthouses found in the Outer Banks. However for those who...More

Thank wbullseye
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Thanks to Trip Advisor for pointing us to this museum! The museum was staffed with 2 wonferful ladies very passionate about the museum. They were amazing at just knowing wjst to do to get the kuds imvokved and now, even over a month later, we...More

Thank Tina K
Reviewed 26 July 2017

My family has traveled to the Outer Banks for decades, and I really enjoy the history there. I've visited a number of sites there, including the lighthouses at Ocracoke and Hatteras, The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum and the British cemeteries in Buxton and Ocracoke....More

Thank David J
Reviewed 19 July 2017

We learned lots from this tour. There was a short film and a house tour, we loved all the décor in the house. Saw the old boat that the men used to rescue people with. Loved looking out from the top. Great views. Very informative!...More

Thank Sunny0807
Reviewed 15 July 2017

An intact life saving station grounds with well done displays of artifacts, history, and stories of the surf lifesaving station network across the US coast, including a number of notable wrecks. I appreciated all of it, but particularly one display on the actual restoration and...More

Thank Teresa R
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Stopped in while taking a break from the sun and surf. Great piece of OBX and American history. All the staff are volunteers. Very nice people. The museum consists of a main building and 3 others buildings. There is a 20 minute video when you...More

Thank JRod69
Reviewed 12 July 2017

My 17 year old son, my boyfriend and I visited the museum and we are so glad we did! We had driven by it several times and looked it up on trip advisor to get the skinny - and as usual tripadvisor was spot on!...More

Thank butterflie04
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We really enjoyed the tour. The staff was very friendly and the self guided tours were a great learning opportunity about the history of the community and its long association with the Coast Guard.

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23 March 2016|
Response from Hickyburn | Reviewed this property |
Mid April - you can phone them (252) 987-1552