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Old Harbor Lifesaving Station

Race Point Beach, end of Race Point Rd., east of Rte. 6, Provincetown, MA
+1 508-349-3785
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Gorgeous place..

The Most Beautiful beach I've ever seen...Had a wonderful relaxing day visiting Race Point beach... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2015
172mary
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Utica, New York
Cute little museum

Very small museum on the beach. Nice older gentleman at the door gives you a synopsis of the... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2015
Rosemary B
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Early Coast Guard sea rescue station and museum of rescue techniques, artifacts and history.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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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 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Reviewed 6 April 2015

The re-enactments at this true-life lifesaving station are wonderful. What a dangerous and difficult life these men must have endured so that others would not perish at sea. The station itself is very nice to walk through to see the living conditions during that period...More

2  Thank HappyCampersNH
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Reviewed 14 November 2014

The tour volunteers we had during our visit were amazing. Very knowledgeable and friendly. The history around this actual building is awesome and the service provided by the many brave men and women serving is unbelievable.

Thank John F
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Reviewed 31 October 2014

One of the most pristine spots on the cape. Every night people by the droves drive here to watch the sunset, it rivals any place on earth. You can spend the day just watching the scenery around you, swim, picnic and just relax relax relax,...More

Thank irene j
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Reviewed 28 October 2014

We were exploring the beach when we came across this little gem. The volunteers manning the museum were friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The Lifesaving Station had been restored to how it would have looked in 1902 and the information sheets provided helped to imagine what...More

Thank Barbara V
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