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Truly a wonderful hands-on history lesson

As a medical professional, I was impressed and amazed by touring the inside of the building. To see... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Eastham1995
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Lee, Massachusetts
Amazing position

Well worth the walk along a boardwalk above the sand, the architecture of this building sitting in... read more

Reviewed November 7, 2018
devonroamer
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Kingsteignton, United Kingdom
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Early Coast Guard sea rescue station and museum of rescue techniques, artifacts and history.
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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 4 weeks ago

As a medical professional, I was impressed and amazed by touring the inside of the building. To see the old time medical supplies, the beds, the equipment these brave men used to save people after shpwrecks and to hear about their story is truly fascinating....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Eastham1995
Reviewed November 7, 2018

Well worth the walk along a boardwalk above the sand, the architecture of this building sitting in a vast sea of sand is truly breathtaking. Thoroughly enjoyed finding this place. Peace, solitude and nature, we were lucky to be out of season, the best time...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 12, 2018

The lifesaving station has such a great history! What an amazing tribute to Cape Code families who have had a brave soul risk his/her own life for another's.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 25, 2018

Wonderful stories of shipwrecks and rescues with boats and equipment still on site, but not necessarily something very young children would enjoy. Park service does a great job with presentations!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Eileen L
Reviewed May 14, 2018

A rather decrepit looking building that you reach along a partly covered boardwalk. Beach is nice though and there are good toilets at the nearby VC

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed October 7, 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

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Bobinku
Reviewed September 30, 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

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Michael C
Reviewed September 22, 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

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank mahuke
Reviewed September 19, 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

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Jodnay
Reviewed September 16, 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.

Date of experience: September 2017
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