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Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum

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Address: 23645 NC Hwy. 12, Rodanthe, NC 27968
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+1 252-987-1552
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10:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 17:00

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Great Byway Stop

Very friendly and informative staff. The many buildings that make up the museum house a ton of one of a kind artifacts. Including the rescue boat. There's a museum store with the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cynthia W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very friendly and informative staff. The many buildings that make up the museum house a ton of one of a kind artifacts. Including the rescue boat. There's a museum store with the standard books, tee shirts, prints, and some toys.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Chicamacomico, the docents were very helpful and shared quite a bit of the site's history. The buildings are well preserved and the view from the watch platform is fantastic. Great learning experience for our whole family - highly recommended!

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to spend 1-2 hours- excellent exhibits and lots of interesting history. Great for kids also who are over 10 years of age.

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Flint
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Reviewed 6 January 2017

This is a great photo opportunity in the winter, but not much of a visit when it's closed. It could be improved with a bit of interpretation outside in a weather-resistant shelter. Stop by to take a few pictures and come back in season when it is open to the public.

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Richmond, Virginia
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Reviewed 20 November 2016

The Chicamacomico Life Saving Station is a not-so-hidden gem on Hatteras Island. The buildings are carefully conserved, the exhibits are full of interesting information about the US Life Saving Service in the Outer Banks, and the staff are so helpful and friendly. My wife and I highly recommend a visit if you're in Rodanthe. Sometimes there are even live lifesaving... More 

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Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We had a good time and the staff was great treated my family very well and they done a good job at teaching you what the life saving station was all about

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

Elaine, the guide when we visited, was so knowledgeable and kind. We enjoyed hearing stories about the history of this place, our state, and our country. The walking tour was a surprise bonus for us since we did not know what to expect for our first time visit. However, we do recommend bringing or asking for insect repellent before you... More 

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E. Palatka, Florida
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Reviewed 15 October 2016

We thought this was an active station so we had avoided it. But, with time to kill on the island and having seen a listing in a local paper of "must see" sites, we decided to go visit this station. The volunteers have done a fabulous job restoring the buildings on the site. The movie was a great introduction to... More 

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2 Thank diverdavid
Lake Winnebago, Missouri
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Reviewed 5 October 2016

The guides were very knowledgeable and the short film showed how these men saved lives of the people on the stranded ships.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

What a fantastic visit we have had today. We learned so much from the guides-Elaine and Dinah. They were so welcoming, knowledgable and enthusiastic about the life and times of "saving lives at sea". A must visit!

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