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Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum

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Address: Ocean City Boardwalk, Ocean City, MD 21843
Phone Number: +1 410-289-4991
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A museum dedicated to collecting and preserving the history of life saving...

A museum dedicated to collecting and preserving the history of life saving on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Delaware and Virginia.

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See samples of sand from all over the world!

Easy to find right on the edge of the boardwalk. Good explanations of life saving history and techniques. But I spent the most time examining about 75 little cups full of sand... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Mellietex
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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33 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Easy to find right on the edge of the boardwalk. Good explanations of life saving history and techniques. But I spent the most time examining about 75 little cups full of sand from beaches all over the globe. Real fun to compare and contrast your location with others, many varieties and colors.

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Rehoboth, Massachusetts
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed this museum immensely because there were a LOT of life size displays with plenty of detailed information about the service and people. There was even an area upstairs that lets kids try their hands at saving a stuffed animal. You should allow at least an hour.

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Thank DMEReh
Reading, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hidden treasure of a museum is located at the end of the boardwalk by the Inlet. We received free passes this summer which were good anytime. In addition to life-saving exhibits this museum has exhibits on the beginning of OC, history of the boardwalk, video of major hurricanes that hit the area and lots of other memorabilia. I believe... More 

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Thank Shelley H
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have visited this museum lots of times. It really shows you how Ocean City started with pictures and artifacts from years gone by. It's a true history of Ocean City Maryland.

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Thank Mary B
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96 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

I have lived here all of my life but have never visited the museum. I took advantage of the local appreciation weekend for free admission. There is a lot of reading involved so it would be hard to keep children interested. I especially enjoyed the sand display, the life saving room and all of the OC memorabilia. Thanks for keeping... More 

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Urbana, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

This small but very complete museum is well worth a visit. It has two floors of display space with a narrow steep stairwell going up to the second level. There are interactive displays as well as actual life saving equipment from the past. This museum is a treasure trove of history of the local area. They also have a nice... More 

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South Canaan, Pennsylvania, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Nice museum. On the smaller side but enough to see. If you have some spare time might as well go take a look.

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Kittanning, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Worth the stop to see about not only the life saving station but also the local history. Very well kept and a good place to slow down and enjoy.

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Oakdale, Minnesota
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10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We went on a Tuesday in October during the off season and had the museum to ourselves most of the time. The price is right - $6 for the two of us and the staff was very friendly. Museum has a children section but most exhibits could be boring for them.

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Rehoboth, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We went to the museum to meet the lifeguards and learn about beach safety (there is regular mid-morning programming during the summer, schedule available on their website). Following the presentation on the boardwalk outside of the museum we headed in. There was a scavenger hunt for kids to do and at the end they received a shark's tooth for having... More 

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