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Old Coast Guard Station

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Address: 24th Street & Boardwalk, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
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+1 757-422-1587
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
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A museum that exhibits early life-saving equipment.

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Museum on the boardwalk

A quaint piece of history on the boardwalk. Part store part museum. A lot of information about the lifesaving stations along to coast. The little tour is worth the few dollars it... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A quaint piece of history on the boardwalk. Part store part museum. A lot of information about the lifesaving stations along to coast. The little tour is worth the few dollars it costs.

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Thank KEVIN O
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not much to see, but it is on the boardwalk, so you may as well do it while you're there! It was not our thing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

New information for us with good presentation styles - small fee well worth the time and money - docents were very knowledgeable

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Old Coast Guard Station was a nice place to visit on the Virginia Beach Boardwalk. Only $4 to get in. It's a bit small, and maybe not terribly interesting to someone who isn't knowledgeable of maritime history, but I was able to find some interesting bits, especially regarding the shipwreck history and the connections with WWII. The gift shop... More 

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Thank Holly J
Germantown, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Fascinating museum to learn about the rescues performed by the brave Coast Guardsmen who patrolled this area. Well worth the stop-in and to visit the cute gift shop.

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Thank Sarah D
Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Took my father in law. We had a wonderful time, lots of informative displays. The locations is on the beach and is the perfect location for further exploring.

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Eden, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

This museum is located right on the Boardwalk. Entry fee is minimal. Museum guide was quite knowledgeable and friendly. I learned much about the ingenuity of early life savers who risked their own lives to save those aboard foundering ships. We left with a new awareness and sense of pride in this particular part of history - selflessness that was... More 

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Thank Kay S
North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Nice tourist attraction. Great souvenirs and T shirts. PLUS a good history lesson about the coast guard station

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

My husband and I are staying in a hotel near the Old Coast Guard Station, and in our travels up and down the East Coast we've had the chance to visit other historic Coast Guard stations - at Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and also on Hutchinson Island in Florida. We enjoy them very much and this Old Coast Guard Station is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

This old station is on the boardwalk and easy to visit. Well worth a short stop to learn more about the area's history

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