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Old Harbor Lifesaving Station

Race Point Beach, end of Race Point Rd., east of Rte. 6, Provincetown, MA
+1 508-349-3785
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Nice historical visit

Get the history of the lifesavers who worked in the 19th and 20th centuries along the treacherous... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2017
Buffalo, New York
Great piece of history

This building and its exhibits reminds visitors of the selfless bravery of the men who volunteer... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2017
Derby, United Kingdom
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Early Coast Guard sea rescue station and museum of rescue techniques, artifacts and history.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Race Point Beach, end of Race Point Rd., east of Rte. 6, Provincetown, MA
+1 508-349-3785
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

Get the history of the lifesavers who worked in the 19th and 20th centuries along the treacherous Cape shore. It's small but focused and part of the tour includes the accommodations for the staff. Those who like older houses and furniture will also like this....More

Thank Bobinku
Reviewed 30 September 2017

This building and its exhibits reminds visitors of the selfless bravery of the men who volunteer to go to the rescue of sailors who are in distress, often in hurricane-force storms. This building includes the old rowing boats used in rescues, together with some of...More

Thank mjc404
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

We were not planning to go here. Just heading to Race Point Beach when a woman walking by is said we should go see this place. It was so much more than we expected. The couple giving tours were so knowledgeable and friendly. The building...More

Thank mahuke
Reviewed 19 September 2017

This is a vintage lifesaving station with 3 floors. The first has the kitchen area, some office area and two life boats. The second floor is mostly bunk rooms and the third is the observation floor. Absolutely filled with period furniture, wood stoves, period appliances...More

Thank Jodnay
Reviewed 16 September 2017

We took the tour here to view the displays of life-saving boats and equipment. The station is open to walk through and there are three floors with officer and enlisted mens' quarters. There are scheduled demonstrations on the use of the breeches buoy.

Thank aablodgett
Reviewed 11 September 2017

While at Salt Pond visitor center the woman at the desk (seasoned volunteer) made a few suggestions of things to see all along the seashore. She was particularly fond of the Lifesaving Station and we finished up our day by visiting. It is a short...More

Thank FancyNancyBoston
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Worth the bike trip or get there by car. Seeing the lifesaving station lets you feel back in time where people took great risks to help save mariners from drowning.

Thank reisenelisa1
Reviewed 23 October 2016

We take all of our out of town guests here as it really tells the story of the lower and outer Cape's seafaring history. It also allows you to see the beauty of Cape Cod. Not to be missed!

Thank dlrboston
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Brought friends from Oklahoma to the station because we were able to go inside and have a guided tour. After photographing the building many times from the outside it was a real joy to photograph the restored inside. The volunteer guides are fabulous. Worth the...More

Thank Nancy011351
Reviewed 23 September 2016

The lifesaving station was open for tours. There are lifesaving boats and other equipment and all the rooms are furnished. You can climb to all but the highest part of the lookout tower. It was an enjoyable half an hour or so.

Thank Michael S
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