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Peaceful

Enjoyed walking over the dune towards the beach. Not many people there so enjoyed the peaceful... read more

Reviewed 2 December 2015
KatherineD4444
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Guelph, Canada
Interesting look into the past

Interesting exploration of early lifesaving techniques around the Cape. I enjoyed the domestic side... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2015
ParktonRita
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Parkton, Maryland
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Early Coast Guard sea rescue station and museum of rescue techniques, artifacts and history.
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Race Point Beach, end of Race Point Rd., east of Rte. 6, Provincetown, MA
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+1 508-349-3785
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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.

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Reviewed 12 October 2015

Interesting exploration of early lifesaving techniques around the Cape. I enjoyed the domestic side of the museum, where we got to see where the men at the lifesaving station lived while on duty.

1  Thank ParktonRita
Reviewed 7 October 2015

Part of the National Parks, the old U.S. Coast Guard station, tells the history of how the Coast Guard evolved into what it is now. Plaques tell the story of how ships in distress were saved a hundred years ago. The setting makes for some...More

1  Thank whart38
Reviewed 5 October 2015 via mobile

I visited here with my family, it was a nice suprise to see a restored building that held a very important job of rescuing those out to sea. The building reminded me of the restored buildings at Sharon Woods village in Cincinnati,Ohio. I liked that...More

1  Thank Lynn G
Reviewed 14 September 2015

The Most Beautiful beach I've ever seen...Had a wonderful relaxing day visiting Race Point beach and the lifesaving station...

1  Thank 172mary
Reviewed 19 August 2015

Very small museum on the beach. Nice older gentleman at the door gives you a synopsis of the lifesaving station before you walk through.

2  Thank Rosemary B
Reviewed 31 July 2015

This was a pleasant surprise. What I liked most is that it is an out of the way museum, really in the middle of nowhere, and I believe most people do not visit because it does not stand out as a museum, but there are...More

1  Thank joe c
Reviewed 15 July 2015

we went Thursday night to the re enactment of the cannon saving zip lining method of saving victims from boats when they could not paddle out to boats. very cool. they immediately took the kids and they played games while adults got info...then we all...More

1  Thank teamfunannie
Reviewed 2 July 2015

We drove to Race Point Beach to take advantage of the open house at the Old Harbor Lifesaving Station. In order to access the grounds, you need to stop at the guard house; we showed our senior pass which is for anyone 60 years old...More

2  Thank gmomt
Reviewed 20 June 2015 via mobile

Full of history on the people who served at the station. Wonderful artifacts and you can view their living quarters. The guides are full of information and fun to talk to. There was a den of foxes close by where you could see the little...More

2  Thank CanadianAmericanGirl
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