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Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum

813 S Atlantic Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842-4088
+1 410-289-4991
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Interesting history

This small museum is full of interesting Ocean City beach history. It didn’t take long to view... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2018
smilemaker63
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salisbury, Md
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Great Museum to visit

Out of all the years going to OCMD this was the first time we visited this Museum. This is a great... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
kwilt62406
,
Altoona, Pennsylvania
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A museum dedicated to collecting and preserving the history of life saving on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Delaware and Virginia.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“coast guard” (19 reviews)
“great history” (14 reviews)
“scavenger hunt” (10 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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813 S Atlantic Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842-4088
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+1 410-289-4991
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"coast guard"
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"great history"
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"scavenger hunt"
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"local history"
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"gift shop is"
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"free admission"
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"an aquarium"
in 4 reviews
"interesting facts"
in 8 reviews
"rainy day"
in 18 reviews
"life guards"
in 9 reviews
"exhibits"
in 42 reviews
"lifesaving"
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"memorabilia"
in 11 reviews
"sailors"
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"buffs"
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"techniques"
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"kids"
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Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

This small museum is full of interesting Ocean City beach history. It didn’t take long to view everything but it was s nice place and well thought out. Definitely something you should stop by and visit.

Thank smilemaker63
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Out of all the years going to OCMD this was the first time we visited this Museum. This is a great Museum. It had a lot of great displays and information. I loved the section about Boardwalk Elvis and other interesting boardwalk history. My Kids...More

Thank kwilt62406
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

My family visited the Life-Saving Station Museum one morning in August, and we all enjoyed it. It is small, but it packs a lot of information in just a little space. My 6-year-old grandson played the game and won a shark's tooth, which delighted him....More

Thank wowgirl3
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

We visited this place on our vacation just trying to find something cheap to do. It is a self guided tour. Its very nice and took us about 1 hour to do.

Thank Melissa E
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Reviewed 30 September 2017

For a small museum it was full of interesting local history. They also have 2 activities for children based on age to keep them entertained. We will definitely go back again.

Thank cjashen
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Management response:Responded 3 October 2017

Thank you for your review! We can't wait to see you again!

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Reviewed 27 September 2017

As we were looking at the pics of the life guard groups over the years there was a little boy of about 6 years of age with his father also looking at the group photos. We were standing at the 1940ish pics and the little...More

Thank pagambler
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

Lots of history of the area and life saving. Even the 7-year-old was interested. The kids got a short scavenger hunt game with a prize at the end and they did the whole thing (unheard of for these kids). I've been coming to OC for...More

1  Thank akearns2017
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Management response:Responded 26 September 2017

We are glad you enjoyed yourself! Thank you so much for the review.

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Reviewed 18 September 2017

we stopped in one moringing while we were there. A great little spot which tells the story of Ocean city, how it started, what the challenges were etc. Really a great spot for history buffs.

Thank Taswege
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Management response:Responded 26 September 2017

Thank you so much for your review and words! We are glad you enjoyed yourself.

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Reviewed 17 September 2017

What a gem right at the inlet section of the boardwalk. The displays are fascinating and well organized by topic and room. Lots to look at here but it is not cramped or crowded. If you love the beach, history, the coast guard, or lifeguards,...More

Thank Linda P
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

We don't think of the OC Boardwalk as being a place for history, but you will get a real history lesson at the Life-Saving Station Museum - never knew they were the original Coast Guard - and what guts those men had also.

Thank sjohnmassoud
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Response from Tom G | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a charge in the 1000 car and other psrking lots . They charge more on weekends .I often find free parking either early or after after 8 PM if going to the boardwalk . OC provides great and cheap buses on the... More
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