Old Coast Guard Station Museum, Virginia Beach

Old Coast Guard Station Museum, Virginia Beach (must see)

The Old Coast Guard Station Museum is a museum dedicated to the history of lifesaving on along the Atlantic coast.

In 1915, the United States Lifesaving Service became the United States Coast Guard. The station at Seatack (built in 1903 to replace an earlier structure) is now the museum. The area's lifesaving history along the coast line of the Graveyard of the Atlantic is commemorated here. It has artifacts from the shipwreck of the Dictator, displays of period lifesaving equipment, educational programs.

The Seatack Station was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.

Opening hours: Monday - Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm; Sunday: 12 pm – 5 pm

* Museum is closed on Monday October through Memorial Day

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Sight Name: Old Coast Guard Station Museum
Sight Location: Virginia Beach, USA
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
Guide(s) containing this sight: Virginia Beach Oceanfront Orientation Walk   Virginia Beach Cultural Tour  

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