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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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History comes alive

Worth the bike trip or get there by car. Seeing the lifesaving station lets you feel back in time... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2017
reisenelisa1
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reisenelisa1
Do not miss this site

We take all of our out of town guests here as it really tells the story of the lower and outer... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2016
dlrboston
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Brookline, Massachusetts
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Early Coast Guard sea rescue station and museum of rescue techniques, artifacts and history.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“life saving” (10 reviews)
“coast guard” (4 reviews)
“guided tour” (2 reviews)
LOCATION
Race Point Beach, end of Race Point Rd., east of Rte. 6, Provincetown, MA
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+1 508-349-3785

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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
Reviewed 18 September 2016

We enjoyed visiting this well maintained historic site within the National Seashore. The hours it's open to walk through are limited in the fall but it was worth coordinating to get a sneak peak into the history behind the U.S. Lifesaving Service. The artifacts are...More

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Great artifacts and guided tour explanation of life in the U.S. Life-Saving Service before that morphed into the U.S. Coast Guard. The training and dedication these guys put in more than 100 years ago to save shipwreck victims was amazing. Watching the 6 PM Thursday-evening...More

Thank CaseyfromBoston
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

We stopped here as part of the Junior Park Ranger badge requirements for Cape May National Park. It was really nice and volunteers were so informative. One gentleman working the day we went was the grandson of people who who were stationed there. The paths...More

Thank REJMom
Reviewed 5 June 2016

Kids enjoyed hearing about ship wrecks and life saving station. Well done demonstration and museum. Would recommend for families with school aged children.

Thank Lori Z
Reviewed 2 June 2016

The Lifesaving Station is open during the summer, but the real treat is to attend when they have a demonstration of how they actually saved people from sinking ships offshore during the 1800's. It's pretty amazing how they worked, and worth taking the time to...More

1  Thank jeans138
Reviewed 1 December 2015

Enjoyed walking over the dune towards the beach. Not many people there so enjoyed the peaceful windy warm air on the sand.

Thank KatherineD4444
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