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Maritime Center at Historic Coast Guard Station

4201 1st St, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522-3902
+1 912-638-4666
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Outstanding!

You gain access to this museum as part of the fee that you pay to visit the lighthouse. The museum... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2015
bsaorsa
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Lynchburg, Virginia
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Interesting place.

Nice for travelers to find out a lot in short amount of time on early days of our wonderful... read more

Reviewed 25 November 2015
Blackdrap
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Ashburn, Virginia
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4201 1st St, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522-3902
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Reviewed 26 November 2015 via mobile

You gain access to this museum as part of the fee that you pay to visit the lighthouse. The museum is well designed and the exhibits are informative.

5  Thank bsaorsa
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Reviewed 25 November 2015

Nice for travelers to find out a lot in short amount of time on early days of our wonderful country. It's sister Lighthouse is a must see. Shop is great too for taking home a few gifts.

2  Thank Blackdrap
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Reviewed 24 October 2015

The center offers a great insight in the history of the Coast Guard. It also offers a 20-minute educational video. Perfect for families with kids, and you are allowed to climb into the crow's nest which offers stunning ocean views!!!

4  Thank flemish01
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Reviewed 22 October 2015

The Coast Guard Station is a relic from another time. This is a must visit for the value of seeing this historic military post. It is an eye opener as to where the waters edge used to be and where it is now. Go into...More

6  Thank Mary T
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Reviewed 21 October 2015

Great tour of the Coast Guard station. It came with our trip to the light house. Very informative and beautiful to see.

2  Thank Jill S
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Reviewed 20 October 2015 via mobile

Not a lot to see at the Maritime Center. Main attraction was climbing to the top of the watchtower. The lighthouse museum is way better.

3  Thank zerotiki
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Reviewed 10 October 2015

We went to Lighthouse and saw the grounds the first day we were on St Simons Island. We purchased tix and were told it was good to Coast Guard Maritime Museum as well (great deal at $12/person!)--we saw Maritime Museum the next day (check with...More

3  Thank Heather C
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Reviewed 6 October 2015

I was hoping for more artifacts but all there were was posters giving information. The climb to the outlook was challenging but the view was nice.

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Reviewed 20 September 2015

The price of admission for the St. Simon Lighthouse is also good for this location. It is a very nice place to visit....won't take long but should do it when you are on St. Simon. Friendly staff to help you.

Thank Vicki A
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Reviewed 11 September 2015

My favorite part of our visit to this museum were the letters written by a member of the coast guard stationed there during WWII. Did not know a German sub attacked a frigate in the nearby waters! Took about an hour to visit. We then...More

2  Thank Sylvie521
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