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Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum

23645 NC Hwy. 12, Rodanthe, NC 27968
+1 252-987-1552
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Very interesting history!

A small, but well preserved historic site and museum that is well worth the stop. Volunteers are... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2017
Highly recommended for folks of all ages!

The Chicamacomico Life Saving station really tells the history of the brave, dedicated men who... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2017
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23645 NC Hwy. 12, Rodanthe, NC 27968
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

A small, but well preserved historic site and museum that is well worth the stop. Volunteers are very knowledgeable. Well done display illustrating a glimpse into the past of the life saving efforts and employees working at these stations. Entrance fee is by donation suggestion.

Thank kbs133
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

The Chicamacomico Life Saving station really tells the history of the brave, dedicated men who risked their lives to save so many people shipwrecked off the NC coast. The buildings and the implements on display are authentic. The video is very interesting. As a native...More

1  Thank Picklecat1
Reviewed 22 September 2017

We visited this station because we have an interest in history, and we were not disappointed. There are a number of building on the property, where the members of the station used to live and work. We were amazed to realize that this is actually...More

Thank djmarkiw
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

This is a great thing to do and is a must see while down in Obx. It's a great museum that has live reenactment of life saving drills and still has original equipment used. Great and fun.

Thank Ryan F
Reviewed 5 September 2017

The Chicamaomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site tells the history of the first Life-Saving Station built and staffed in North Carolina. It can be easily missed or forgotten about with all of the other activities and lighthouses found in the Outer Banks. However for those who...More

Thank wbullseye
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Thanks to Trip Advisor for pointing us to this museum! The museum was staffed with 2 wonferful ladies very passionate about the museum. They were amazing at just knowing wjst to do to get the kuds imvokved and now, even over a month later, we...More

Thank Tina K
Reviewed 26 July 2017

My family has traveled to the Outer Banks for decades, and I really enjoy the history there. I've visited a number of sites there, including the lighthouses at Ocracoke and Hatteras, The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum and the British cemeteries in Buxton and Ocracoke....More

Thank David J
Reviewed 19 July 2017

We learned lots from this tour. There was a short film and a house tour, we loved all the décor in the house. Saw the old boat that the men used to rescue people with. Loved looking out from the top. Great views. Very informative!...More

Thank Sunny0807
Reviewed 15 July 2017

An intact life saving station grounds with well done displays of artifacts, history, and stories of the surf lifesaving station network across the US coast, including a number of notable wrecks. I appreciated all of it, but particularly one display on the actual restoration and...More

Thank Teresa R
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Stopped in while taking a break from the sun and surf. Great piece of OBX and American history. All the staff are volunteers. Very nice people. The museum consists of a main building and 3 others buildings. There is a 20 minute video when you...More

Thank JRod69
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23 March 2016|
Response from Hickyburn | Reviewed this property |
Mid April - you can phone them (252) 987-1552