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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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12:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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A museum that exhibits early life-saving equipment.

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Interesting and Informative

Gift shop and interesting Old Coast Guard Station. We really found it interesting and learned a lot.

Reviewed 4 days ago
Angelgirl1130
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Lynchburg, Virginia
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Lynchburg, Virginia
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Gift shop and interesting Old Coast Guard Station. We really found it interesting and learned a lot.

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Maryville, Tennessee
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lot of old artifacts on display. A volunteer guide to get you started on the history of Coast guard lifesaving. Make sure you go up stairs for a peek. Nice, quite cool place.

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Thank doodlebug402
Santee, South Carolina
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This building is on the National Register of Historic Places. In 1903 men organized to rescue people on ship that were going down. It has many pictures and artifacts of the methods used in their rescue. I found it very interesting.

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Thank NanaSteer
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting to learn about the development of the life saving services and the Coast Guard. Tom was very informative

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Thank Kathy H
Norfolk, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a cool little spot to dip into if you're down at the oceanfront. Gives you a good idea of some Coastie things, and you can certainly cool down while you're in there. Worth visiting.

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Easton
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76 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a very interesting place. Casey, the education director gave our group a talk about ship wrecks and the attempts to save crew members on ships caught in storms. We were also given a talk by another docent who gave us a talk on the types of boats that were used in the rescue of stranded ships. This was... More 

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Thank Louise S
Key Largo, Florida
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great museum to visit with volunteers who are very excited to tell you about the relics in the museum. Extremely well presented!

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Thank tec3202
Boston, Massachusetts
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33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this museum was nexte door to our hotel, as a former member of the uscg, it was cool to be able to tour, the cost was minimal, and there was a docent at the museum who was very informative

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Thank Robert O
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The art is good. The building still standing and so appealing. Interesting and seeing this piece of history so conveniently is rewarding. Give it more than a glance!

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Thank 2FOODY2017
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124 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an interesting diversion from typical beach activities. A lot of information in a small package. You need to step away from the beach and check this out

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Thank Eric P

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