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Port Orford Lifeboat Station Museum

92331 Coastguard Hill Rd, Port Orford, OR 97465-8655
+1 541-332-0521
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Historical gem

Docent was friendly and loved to share information about this museum. This museum is free. You... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gustine, California
History with specific information.

Enthusiastic and knowledgeable docents make this a must. Lots of information about WW2. Great true... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Annapolis, Maryland
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92331 Coastguard Hill Rd, Port Orford, OR 97465-8655
+1 541-332-0521

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Docent was friendly and loved to share information about this museum. This museum is free. You will learn the stories of the Coast Guardsmen and how this station once operated. There is a display of a lifeboat. There are trails that offer awesome ocean views...More

Thank Karly51
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enthusiastic and knowledgeable docents make this a must. Lots of information about WW2. Great true story about a Japanese submarine attacking the coast by launching an airplane by catapult and setting a fire inland! Save some time and follow some of the trails to see...More

Thank KenSth
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a small museum with a unique story to tell about the heroism of the Coast Guard before and through World War ll.

Thank seniorrver
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Before we hiked the trails out to the overlook, spent about a 1/2 hour going through the museum. The museum has some interesting facts about the local area and the CG station before, during and after WWII. If you have time, spend a few hours...More

Thank Bill C
Reviewed 7 April 2017

The sailors posted to this station back in the day had nice views, good quarters and it was probably considered "good duty" - until bad weather hit and they were required to try to rescue boats that ran aground or hit underwater rocks off the...More

Reviewed 27 December 2016

After hiking the Coast Guard trail (amazing views), we stopped at the museum. This museum is so well done with amazing artifacts and telling about the history of the coast guard in the area. Highly recommend seeing if you enjoy maritime history.

1  Thank nlbailey
Reviewed 21 September 2016

The Port Orford Lifeboat Station Museum reflects an era when the US Coast Guard rescued ships in peril at sea. Exhibits are very informative. Admission by donation.

1  Thank travelgirl1249
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Loved the Lifeboat Museum. It provided a history of the area with good displays. Plus, there was a restored life boat outside. We enjoyed the Tower Trail and looking down to where the lifeboats launched. You could just imagine the men going up and down...More

1  Thank Diane C
Reviewed 31 August 2016

We wondered what was going on when we kept driving and driving uphill to a lifeboat station, but I'm glad we persevered. It's staffed by volunteers, and the gentleman who was "manning" the station was delightful. He told us so many stories. The original Coast...More

1  Thank Hillary C
Reviewed 30 August 2016

A great museum and wonderful history of all of the men that saved lives here in the ocean rescues in their lifeboats. Lots of information, pictures, videos, and truly worth a visit. Many hiking trails, and we did all of them. Gorgeous ocean views, and...More

1  Thank TravelGoddess61
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