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Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum

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Address: Ocean City Boardwalk, Ocean City, MD 21843
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+1 410-289-4991

A museum dedicated to collecting and preserving the history of life saving...

A museum dedicated to collecting and preserving the history of life saving on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Delaware and Virginia.

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My Wife and I visited this Life saving Museum and it was amazing how times were back then.People overlook this historic building and it's a shame.Those brave men risked their... read more

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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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113 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

After many years of coming never stopped in here and for $3.00 it was cheap entertainment there was a lot of historical facts that I did not know. A lot of history of the boardwalk also.

Thank Andywa13
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My Wife and I visited this Life saving Museum and it was amazing how times were back then.People overlook this historic building and it's a shame.Those brave men risked their lives saving people on sinking Ships with little to work with except firing a Harpoon with a Rope to the ship and they used a metal Barrel that passengers would... More 

Thank derogatory
Hartford, Connecticut
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69 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed this museum . Told of all the hard times these people had to go thru . It is well worth seeing.

Thank Irish451006
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a treasure. Great history and information. Adorable children's section. Check it out, it's well worth the time.

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Ashton, Maryland
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

I've always wanted to go to this life saving museum. We finally got there. Go planning to read and imagine what it was like. Great displays, pictures and actual boats. Those people who worked this station so long ago were amazing. Such hard work. The displays really help you see what it was like. Loved the display of prizes you... More 

Thank 727mm2016
Hagerstown, Maryland
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671 reviews
242 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

I had always wanted to visit this museum but never had the chance. This past weekend I had my opportunity. For $3 I wasn't actually expecting much....I got much more!!! The history of lifesaving in the area was well covered...it had a small sampling of aquatic life....it had a nice collection of memorabilia that highlights the history of the boardwalk.....and... More 

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So glad you took the time to visit our Museum - thank you for the feedback. Hope you will be able to visit again. More 

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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

What a great little museum! I have been by this museum a million times and never taken the time to explore it. It is a great value at $3 and you can use an internet coupon for a free admission when you buy one. I loved the upstairs part that pays homage to the boardwalk and especially the display for... More 

2 Thank bigred325
Williamsburg, Virginia
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35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Easy to find right on the edge of the boardwalk. Good explanations of life saving history and techniques. But I spent the most time examining about 75 little cups full of sand from beaches all over the globe. Real fun to compare and contrast your location with others, many varieties and colors.

1 Thank Mellietex
Rehoboth, Massachusetts
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82 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

I enjoyed this museum immensely because there were a LOT of life size displays with plenty of detailed information about the service and people. There was even an area upstairs that lets kids try their hands at saving a stuffed animal. You should allow at least an hour.

1 Thank DMEReh
Reading, Pennsylvania, United States
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

This hidden treasure of a museum is located at the end of the boardwalk by the Inlet. We received free passes this summer which were good anytime. In addition to life-saving exhibits this museum has exhibits on the beginning of OC, history of the boardwalk, video of major hurricanes that hit the area and lots of other memorabilia. I believe... More 

1 Thank Shelley H

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