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Truly a wonderful hands-on history lesson

As a medical professional, I was impressed and amazed by touring the inside of the building. To see... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Eastham1995
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Lee, Massachusetts
Amazing position

Well worth the walk along a boardwalk above the sand, the architecture of this building sitting in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
devonroamer
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Kingsteignton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago

As a medical professional, I was impressed and amazed by touring the inside of the building. To see the old time medical supplies, the beds, the equipment these brave men used to save people after shpwrecks and to hear about their story is truly fascinating. Kids and adults will both enjoy this hand-on lesson in the history of Cape Cod!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth the walk along a boardwalk above the sand, the architecture of this building sitting in a vast sea of sand is truly breathtaking. Thoroughly enjoyed finding this place. Peace, solitude and nature, we were lucky to be out of season, the best time I think.

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Reviewed 13 August 2018

The lifesaving station has such a great history! What an amazing tribute to Cape Code families who have had a brave soul risk his/her own life for another's.

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Reviewed 25 July 2018

Wonderful stories of shipwrecks and rescues with boats and equipment still on site, but not necessarily something very young children would enjoy. Park service does a great job with presentations!

Thank Eileen L
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

A rather decrepit looking building that you reach along a partly covered boardwalk. Beach is nice though and there are good toilets at the nearby VC

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Reviewed 7 October 2017

Get the history of the lifesavers who worked in the 19th and 20th centuries along the treacherous Cape shore. It's small but focused and part of the tour includes the accommodations for the staff. Those who like older houses and furniture will also like this. We learned a lot and saw many things we hadn't seen before. Recommended whether you're visiting Race Point beach or it's worth the bike ride from town.

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Reviewed 1 October 2017

This building and its exhibits reminds visitors of the selfless bravery of the men who volunteer to go to the rescue of sailors who are in distress, often in hurricane-force storms. This building includes the old rowing boats used in rescues, together with some of the equipment that they used for their work.

1  Thank Michael C
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Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

We were not planning to go here. Just heading to Race Point Beach when a woman walking by is said we should go see this place.
It was so much more than we expected. The couple giving tours were so knowledgeable and friendly. The building is absolutely amazing. The history, furniture, rescue equipment, and our guided tour made this one of the greatest places I have visited on the cape for sure.

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Reviewed 20 September 2017

This is a vintage lifesaving station with 3 floors. The first has the kitchen area, some office area and two life boats. The second floor is mostly bunk rooms and the third is the observation floor. Absolutely filled with period furniture, wood stoves, period appliances and pictures of stranded vessels.
Touring the building does not take long. A board walkway takes you there from the
parking lot / changing room/ restroom area.
Excellent glimpse of the old days.

1  Thank Jodnay
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

We took the tour here to view the displays of life-saving boats and equipment. The station is open to walk through and there are three floors with officer and enlisted mens' quarters. There are scheduled demonstrations on the use of the breeches buoy.

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