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Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum

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Address: Ocean City Boardwalk, Ocean City, MD 21843
Phone Number: +1 410-289-4991
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A museum dedicated to collecting and preserving the history of life saving...

A museum dedicated to collecting and preserving the history of life saving on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Delaware and Virginia.

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Very informative!!

I enjoyed this museum immensely because there were a LOT of life size displays with plenty of detailed information about the service and people. There was even an area upstairs... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Rehoboth, Massachusetts
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Rehoboth, Massachusetts
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68 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed this museum immensely because there were a LOT of life size displays with plenty of detailed information about the service and people. There was even an area upstairs that lets kids try their hands at saving a stuffed animal. You should allow at least an hour.

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Reading, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hidden treasure of a museum is located at the end of the boardwalk by the Inlet. We received free passes this summer which were good anytime. In addition to life-saving exhibits this museum has exhibits on the beginning of OC, history of the boardwalk, video of major hurricanes that hit the area and lots of other memorabilia. I believe... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have visited this museum lots of times. It really shows you how Ocean City started with pictures and artifacts from years gone by. It's a true history of Ocean City Maryland.

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Thank Mary B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have lived here all of my life but have never visited the museum. I took advantage of the local appreciation weekend for free admission. There is a lot of reading involved so it would be hard to keep children interested. I especially enjoyed the sand display, the life saving room and all of the OC memorabilia. Thanks for keeping... More 

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Urbana, Maryland, United States
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56 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

This small but very complete museum is well worth a visit. It has two floors of display space with a narrow steep stairwell going up to the second level. There are interactive displays as well as actual life saving equipment from the past. This museum is a treasure trove of history of the local area. They also have a nice... More 

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South Canaan, Pennsylvania, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Nice museum. On the smaller side but enough to see. If you have some spare time might as well go take a look.

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Kittanning, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Worth the stop to see about not only the life saving station but also the local history. Very well kept and a good place to slow down and enjoy.

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Oakdale, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We went on a Tuesday in October during the off season and had the museum to ourselves most of the time. The price is right - $6 for the two of us and the staff was very friendly. Museum has a children section but most exhibits could be boring for them.

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Rehoboth, Massachusetts
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We went to the museum to meet the lifeguards and learn about beach safety (there is regular mid-morning programming during the summer, schedule available on their website). Following the presentation on the boardwalk outside of the museum we headed in. There was a scavenger hunt for kids to do and at the end they received a shark's tooth for having... More 

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Burtonsville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

This is a fantastic place to learn about the history of Ocean City from old-time amusement rides and bathing costumes to shipwrecks and tales of the heroic staff of the US Life-Saving Service and their rescue missions.

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