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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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Wonderful visit

We loved our visit there! The ranger in charge of the place is a wonderful man and took his time to... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2013
Robby2012
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Natal
Early Days of the Coast Guard

We happened to be walking the beach just before the lifesaving station was to open. It appears to... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2013
Calhu
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South Windsor, Connecticut
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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 1 August 2013

We loved our visit there! The ranger in charge of the place is a wonderful man and took his time to explain us every detail of the station. We also learned that he wrote a very interesting book with unique stories of the area, which...More

Thank Robby2012
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Reviewed 15 July 2013

We happened to be walking the beach just before the lifesaving station was to open. It appears to be open from 2-4 PM, I think daily. It is wonderfully restored and the guides (volunteers, I believe) were very helpful and authoritive. The shoot the canon...More

Thank Calhu
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Reviewed 14 June 2013

This tells a story of people working to save sailors during shipwrecks. It is located on the beach and well worth a visit.

Thank RyanfromIowa
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Reviewed 18 May 2013

We were amazed at this area. Perfect for photographers. When you find the right angle...you can almost feel like you are out west in the desert. The drive to here is wonderful since its all a protected area.

Thank Chibi M
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Reviewed 1 April 2013

Great spot to visit on the edge of Race Point Beach, but they're not always open. As you walk out to this old building, read the plaques you'll find along the boardwalk to learn about famous shipwrecks, how to look for whales rom this spot,...More

Thank L B
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Reviewed 2 October 2012

was a quaint sight at the lighthouse, we viewed it from our tour boat and from the beach..nice pics and great memories.

Thank MrBeeman
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Reviewed 31 August 2012

This was a fun take that the kids will enjoy too. The little movies shed a little more like on the details of the time. The rangers at the station were great too.

Thank BLB100
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Reviewed 3 August 2012 via mobile

The Lifesaving demonstration was supereb! All of the reinactors were well versed in their roles. The stationmaster and crew really brought to life the how the lifesaving crew went about their work. The narrator was excellent and really did a wonderful job of explaining everything....More

1  Thank NTruro
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Reviewed 30 June 2012

We - My husband Richard Doane,his sister Marianne Doane,her husband David Austin initially went to Chatham for the Founding Families Parade....My husband's Great Great Grandfather Hezekiah Doane was Keeper 1893 - 1898.. It was absolutely wonderfully amazing to be able to go into the Station...More

Thank Gwyndalyn
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Reviewed 13 June 2012

Old Harbor Station has been restored to it's 1900 appearance inside and out. The Interpretive staff is very knowledgeable. The colors inside are VERY interesting. The recent acquisition of the ca. 1895 Boat wagon is really impressive. The Breeches Buoy demonstration is done on Thursday...More

Thank Richard R
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