The Old Coast Guard Station & Museum, Virginia Beach

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  • Coast Guard boys working on a boat for the museum
    Coast Guard boys working on a boat for...
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  • Stanley our wonderful tour guide
    Stanley our wonderful tour guide
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  • Some interesting rescue paraphernalia
    Some interesting rescue paraphernalia
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    The Old Coast Guard Station & Museum

    by thecatsmeow Written Aug 12, 2006

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    The Old Coast Guard Station
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    This is an actual Coast Guard station that was built in 1903 and was moved to its current spot on Virginia Beach. It is registered as a Virginia landmark on the National Register of Historic Places. The museum has two floors and charges a small fee to enter the actual museum while you can visit the gift shop for free. It is interesting and I think worth a look if you are in the area of Hampton Roads at all. Our tour guide Stanley was very knowledgable and gave us all a non boring lesson in nautical history. The whole bottom floor is dedicated to life-saving. Exhibits show rescue equipment and methods. One of which is the life-saving breeches buoy. Yikes! How scary is that?
    The second floor is filled with tales of shipwrecks that have happened along the Virginia coastline and a really great tower cam that you can control with the touch of a button to check out the surf or the current beach action.
    Museum Hours
    Mon - Sat. - 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Sunday - Noon - 5 p.m.
    Closed Mondays Oct 1 to Memorial Day
    Closed Thanksgiving Day,
    Christmas Day,
    New Years Eve and Day

    Admission:
    Museum members FREE
    Adults $4.00
    Senior Citizens/Active Duty Military $3.00
    Young People 6-18 $2.00
    Under 6 FREE

    Related to:
    • Beaches
    • Historical Travel
    • Museum Visits

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    The Old Coast Guard Station, Virginia Beach

    by tpangelinan Written Mar 7, 2005

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    The Old Coast Guard Station

    The Old Coast Guard Station is located on the boardwalk at 24th & Atlantic Avenue. You can ride your bike down the boardwalk and stop in to step back in time for some coastal history or to cool off if it's too hot out side!.

    Admission $3 adults, $2.50 seniors,
    $1 children 6-18, free for children 5 & under

    Open
    Mon-Sat 10am-5pm;
    Sun 12pm-5pm

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    • Historical Travel
    • Family Travel

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    Old Coastguard Station

    by bugalugs Written Dec 5, 2004

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    Old CoastGuard Station

    This old coast guard station is now a museum. It was built in 1903 and has exhibits on shipwrecks off the Virginian coast. It also features an exhibition of the WWII Battle of the Atlantic.
    It is open all year except for Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Years Eve, New Years Day
    Its about $3 admission

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    • Family Travel

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