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Address: Race Point Beach, end of Race Point Rd., east of Rte. 6, Provincetown, MA
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Early Coast Guard sea rescue station and museum of rescue techniques,...

Early Coast Guard sea rescue station and museum of rescue techniques, artifacts and history.

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History comes alive

Worth the bike trip or get there by car. Seeing the lifesaving station lets you feel back in time where people took great risks to help save mariners from drowning.

Reviewed 19 January 2017

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Reviewed 19 January 2017

Worth the bike trip or get there by car. Seeing the lifesaving station lets you feel back in time where people took great risks to help save mariners from drowning.

Thank reisenelisa1
Brookline, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

We take all of our out of town guests here as it really tells the story of the lower and outer Cape's seafaring history. It also allows you to see the beauty of Cape Cod. Not to be missed!

Thank dlrboston
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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402 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Brought friends from Oklahoma to the station because we were able to go inside and have a guided tour. After photographing the building many times from the outside it was a real joy to photograph the restored inside. The volunteer guides are fabulous. Worth the visit if you are interested in Cape Cod's nautical history and life in Provincetown in... More 

Thank Nancy011351
Dayton, Ohio
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87 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

The lifesaving station was open for tours. There are lifesaving boats and other equipment and all the rooms are furnished. You can climb to all but the highest part of the lookout tower. It was an enjoyable half an hour or so.

Thank Michael S
Gorham, New Hampshire, United States
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260 reviews
162 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We enjoyed visiting this well maintained historic site within the National Seashore. The hours it's open to walk through are limited in the fall but it was worth coordinating to get a sneak peak into the history behind the U.S. Lifesaving Service. The artifacts are well maintained and combined with a visit to the Visitor's Center, easy to understand their... More 

Thank Sarah C
Home Usa
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457 reviews
99 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Great artifacts and guided tour explanation of life in the U.S. Life-Saving Service before that morphed into the U.S. Coast Guard. The training and dedication these guys put in more than 100 years ago to save shipwreck victims was amazing. Watching the 6 PM Thursday-evening demonstrations of the Lyle Gun and beeches buoy rescue method is a particularly good time... More 

Thank CaseyfromBoston
Spring City, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

We stopped here as part of the Junior Park Ranger badge requirements for Cape May National Park. It was really nice and volunteers were so informative. One gentleman working the day we went was the grandson of people who who were stationed there. The paths were easy to access with a stroller and near a beach if you want to... More 

Thank REJMom
Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 5 June 2016

Kids enjoyed hearing about ship wrecks and life saving station. Well done demonstration and museum. Would recommend for families with school aged children.

Thank Lori Z
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40 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 June 2016

The Lifesaving Station is open during the summer, but the real treat is to attend when they have a demonstration of how they actually saved people from sinking ships offshore during the 1800's. It's pretty amazing how they worked, and worth taking the time to slip into your schedule.

Thank jeans138
Guelph, Canada
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50 reviews
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Reviewed 2 December 2015

Enjoyed walking over the dune towards the beach. Not many people there so enjoyed the peaceful windy warm air on the sand.

Thank KatherineD4444

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