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Maritime Center at Historic Coast Guard Station

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Address: 4201 1st St, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522-3902
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+1 912-638-4666
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 13:30 - 17:00
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Great history lessons!

Here is a traveler tidbit for you: buy a ticket to this or the lighthouse and see both for only one price! We did and we were glad we took the time to see them both. The... read more

Reviewed 20 January 2016
jgwisdom
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Dacula, Georgia
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Conway, South Carolina
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115 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

This is a truly beautifully restored set of building. Unfortunately they are closed and in the process of creating some sort of combined museum. No notice of when this attraction will open. That said, walk around and enjoy the property. It's worth a little time.

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1 Thank EdM403
Atlanta, Georgia
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26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

We had been to the Historic Coast Guard Center several times. It was one of our favorite places that was gorgeous and beautifully restored. However, we tried visiting this summer and were told it was closed for a remodel. We tried again today only to see it looks to be PERMANENTLY closed!?! Sign out front states it will become a... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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80 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

The beach access at the Coast Guard Station was great. It was not totally deserted but we had most of the beach to ourselves. It was very pet friendly and we were there at low tide so our small dog could play in the many tide pools. There is a very large parking lot and impressively clean/large bathroom facilities with... More 

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Dawsonville, GA
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184 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

We were very disappointed this venue was CLOSED for Renovation - might reopen in October 2016? Small sign is posted on the door, which is mean for us handicapped folks who must get scooter out of car just to read the sign. REALLY!!!!

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3 Thank serenity2222
Franklin, Georgia
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49 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

What amazing things to see and what an interesting time there. So close to the beach a perfect place to learn some history

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Newberry, South Carolina
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39 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Again this appealed to both boys. My oldest for history and Seth was entertained. Best thing to me was air conditioning! Great exhibits.

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3 Thank rsfulm
White Haven
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96 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2016

a somewhat limited exhibit, some things about the lifesaving station here, a lot about the ecology of the area as well. admission to the lighthouse museum includes the maritime center as well, so if you have time, go to both. but i don't think i'd single this out for a special trip

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Dacula, Georgia
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702 reviews
131 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2016

Here is a traveler tidbit for you: buy a ticket to this or the lighthouse and see both for only one price! We did and we were glad we took the time to see them both. The lighthouse is awesome, and then the Maritime Museum, which housed the Coast Guard for many years is also awesome. Take a walk on... More 

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4 Thank jgwisdom
Mount Dora, Florida
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98 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2015 via mobile

For $12 you get admission to the lighthouse museum which allows you to climb to the top (129 steps) and the Coast Guard Museum which is about 2 miles down the road. The views of the island are fantastic from the top and it's worth the short drive to check out the Coast Guard museum as well. Both have interactive... More 

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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32 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2015 via mobile

You gain access to this museum as part of the fee that you pay to visit the lighthouse. The museum is well designed and the exhibits are informative.

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