Reviews of Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site (Museum)

Rodanthe, NC 27968, United States

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REVIEWS OF Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site IN North Carolina

Thomas Zawodny

Very easy to miss --- DON'T ! Learn a piece of history you may never have considered.

Brett Henne

Great for history buffs. I really enjoyed it.

Brian Misiak

Very interesting history. Make sure you visit on a Thursday for the demonstration at 2 pm

Brand Inlow

Took my 6 y.o. grandson on a tour of this historic U S Life Saving Station in Rodanthe, NC. Short self guided tour of half dozen buildings dating back as far as ~1874. Learned a lot about the US LSS service and the many heroic rescues performed. Educational and fun!

Laurie Short

Wonderful well cared for historic treasure!

Mark Cosgriff

Parts of the station were closed due to site conditions but we were able to see the exhibits in the main building. Interesting bit of local history. Nice staff. Modest admission fee.

Eva Burke

This historic life-saving station in the Cape Hatteras National Park, along North Carolina's Outer Banks is fantastic. Try to catch the fascinating re-enactment of rescuing hapless sailors from a sinking ship, performed every Thursday afternoon at 2 pm. Fascinating.

Ter Ob

A very interesting place to visit. Being a teacher in the Midwest, I had never heard of a life-saving station. Learned a lot about this place and its role in history. There was a small fee to get in, but it was worth it. Parking is free. Limited handicapped accessibility due to the various buildings and no pavement in the past. One can climb a ladder to the lookout area. They also have some historic artifacts to view. I would recommend to family and friends.

James Thurman

Ricky Braswell

Great ...Great History and place to visit

greg massey

A very good unique place for some wonderful history. God Speed to all that gave all.

Nina Honeycutt

Madam Aurora

Myth Hunter

Sheila Cioffa

James Walker

Russ Stephenson

Aaron Joyner

The staff were amazingly helpful and informative. We took we a group of 4th graders and they were entranced by the staff telling tales of epic rescues at sea and regimented life at the station. They occasionally do drills to demonstrate the life saving techniques, call and ask for details.

Chris Donohue

Diana Carroll

Fascinating place. SO glad we went over to explore it!

Dianne Bowen

Tia Lyn Warnet

Tom Imrie

A lovely museum comprised of 5 original buildings used by Life-Saving crews from the late 19th and early 20th century. The remarkable bravery of these selfless men, and their supportive spouses, is enshrined here to inspire future generations as well as commemorate the sacrifices made and heroism of their actions. Staffed by friendly and knowledgeable volunteers. The museum survives on entrance fees and donations. Some parts are wheelchair accessible, including the restrooms. A very worthwhile stop for fans of the Cape's history.

chris toth

Kristin Roberts

Donna Geddes

Jenny Alexander

Friendly and knowledgeable staff. They reenact the life saving drill Thursdays at 2pm, and it's so great to watch! Beautiful museum and a wonderful opportunity to support a completely independent non-profit.

Vikki Flesher

Highly recommend for visitirs to the Outer Banks

François St-Laurent

Very nice place to visit. The demonstration of how they saved people was really impressive.

Tony Simpson

Wonderful and engaging guides. Very welcoming

Fred Cathey

Really interesting place. One of the early unsung hero’s jobs.

Randall Smith

Very informative volunteer guides, Since Thursday, able to see cannon and rope life saving drill.

Gary Miller

Very nice spot.

Island Girl

Tyler Rubal

This place was great. They had a lot of historical info about the area and plenty of exhibits to view. Most exhibits are outdoors so dont go when it's very hot outside. Also, had a nice gift shop. The workers are very knowledgable and are happy to answer any questions.wasnt very expensive for a family of 5 to visit.

Jeffery Russell

great historical opportunity

william allman

Spent 2 hours here and enjoyed every minute.

Jason M

Matt Cwanek

Anand Richard

Great place to explore the history of US coast guard service. Friendly staff and home to some wonderful artifacts. An original picture of Wright brothers first flight and a copy of the Telegraph message sent by them announcing their successful flight were amazing to see!

Stik Bots And Beyond

This place is amazing !!!! Love it here

James Hostetler

Bloodcamaro sexmagik

Very cool place. The historical involvement of Outer Banks with WW1 I had no idea about. Worth a quick stop in!

Loren Munger

Kim A

History of my ancestors. Love it!

mary vandam

Mary Dodson

James Raines

Friendly knowledgeable staff

Kristin Twine

Check out the life saving drill on Thursday for some History themed family fun.

Mirra Kirra

Nice views and history.

Rob Sutton

Brought Sea Scouts. Great demonstration of the Breeches Bouy rescue and friendly staff. Will definitely return.

Thomas Atherton

Cathy Avery

James Dumbaugh

Karah Rayburn

Jim Whetsel

Exactly as expected. Very nice staff.

Jessie Alexander

This place is beautiful and full of historical significance. We we're lucky enough to catch a drill reinactment and it was so neat! They are on Thursdays at 2pm definitely something to check out. The artifact and old life saving gear are fascinating, as well. The view from the tower is like none other. This site is $8 well spent.

Jerry Ricks

Great historical site to visit.

Crystal Love

Update for 2019: arrived at 3:40... place closes at 5:00... was asked what i wanted... i asked to pay for tour...was told they weren't selling anymore tour tickets.... that the tour needed 1 1/2 hour. :-/ i am fast touring, dont want to spend most of my day in one place. Not good service. Guess you don't want to make $. Treat single individuals vacationing by themselves with as much respect as those with children or large groups. Old review: Last ticket for self guided tour sold at 4pm to give you an hour to view the site and exhibits.

Eric Kreitzer

Nancy Harbel

Very interesting and young lady was very knowledgable.

Jay Brown

It was ok

Bonnie Covey

Don't miss this.

Edwin Preston

Thank you!

Larry Grubbs

Great history,

Bryan P Johnson

The reenactment was amazing! Glad we opted to check this out when we found out about it. Watching the reenactment (which is on Thursdays) which coincided with the 4th was a great way to spend the day!


Cool place if you love history

Jordan Sterner


Incredible heroes! These were men in a small boat fighting the sea at its worst or the flames of a burning wreck using rudimentary equipment that was ingenious in its simplicity. All of them were risking everything for strangers passing by their island home. Chicamacomico Station is an informative visit to the predecessor of our current day Coast Guard.

Brianna Stump

8-10-19 12:30 Gentleman volunteer was very nice. Lady Volunteer was RUDE ! Called me “Sir, No, that is not for sale” I am no longer representing as a male ! RUDE, INSULTING Well, why is it in the gift shop ?? and hanging on the wall. I turned it around to see if it was priced, and it almost fell apart, I’m bringing it to her attention, she’s interrupting me. I was going to make a purchase of a book. But, F-that !

Nathan Truitt

Amazing demonstration!

Melanie Cohn

Great place! Learned a little history of brave folks who watched the sea.

Dana Harris


So cool! The staff knew a lot of interesting history, and the place feels incredibly preserved by people who really care. Love this place with all my heart!

Joe Carter

Aaron Cortright

Tickets are good for a week and seeing the demonstrations on Thursday is a must. Worth seeing once.



This Outer Banks Lifesaving Station is the only complete US Life Saving Service Station complex still standing on The Outer Banks. It is maintained by volunteers and donations. These Ststions were built about every 7 miles along the coast here to save shipwreck survivors. Shipwrecks were very common here going back in time from the early 20th century. This place has the original 1874 Station and the larger 1911 Station. It is definitly a piece of Outer Banks History and worth a visit. The heroic crews braved treacherous conditions to save many people. The US Coast Guard is the evolution of this effort.

Billy Palmer

Fantastic tour!!! The ladies were very kind, welcoming, and knowledgeable!!!

Kerry Melson

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit, the staff was very friendly and so informative! The grounds and buildings are truly amazing, the work that has gone into preserving this historic gem is mind boggling!

Julie G

Eric Jacobsen

Outstanding demonstration and displays of the skills of the US Life Saving Service (USLSS). Must see US Coast Guard heritage.

Lois Landman

Very educational

Jessica Starr

Donald Gidusko

Great for history buffs!

Ian Knoerl

Breeann Bolinsky

Eric Gorton

Great preservation of history. Really enjoyed hearing about the life saving crews.

John W. Mahood

Very interesting and informative historic site. The volunteer was really knowledgeable and you could tell she enjoyed passing on the history to those who toured the site. It's a great way to break up your time baking at the beach!

Toni Ferguson

Absolutely amazing!! Can't wait to go back.

Lori Mabry

Nice place to visit.

Steve S

Lois Bull

Interesting. Elaine informative

Jenn Jamison


Self guidin g tour. Very informative and historical. Those men worked HARD!!!

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