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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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A chance to get inside a lifesaving station

The lifesaving station was open for tours. There are lifesaving boats and other equipment and all... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2016
Michael S
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Dayton, Ohio
Interesting History

We enjoyed visiting this well maintained historic site within the National Seashore. The hours it's... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2016
Sarah C
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Gorham, New Hampshire, United States
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Early Coast Guard sea rescue station and museum of rescue techniques, artifacts and history.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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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 September 23, 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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Reviewed September 18, 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
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Reviewed July 11, 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
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Reviewed June 20, 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
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Reviewed June 5, 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
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Reviewed June 2, 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
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Reviewed December 1, 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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Reviewed October 12, 2015

Interesting exploration of early lifesaving techniques around the Cape. I enjoyed the domestic side of the museum, where we got to see where the men at the lifesaving station lived while on duty.

1  Thank ParktonRita
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Reviewed October 6, 2015

Part of the National Parks, the old U.S. Coast Guard station, tells the history of how the Coast Guard evolved into what it is now. Plaques tell the story of how ships in distress were saved a hundred years ago. The setting makes for some...More

1  Thank whart38
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Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

I visited here with my family, it was a nice suprise to see a restored building that held a very important job of rescuing those out to sea. The building reminded me of the restored buildings at Sharon Woods village in Cincinnati,Ohio. I liked that...More

1  Thank Lynn G
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