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Historic Albemarle Tours - Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station

Chicamacomico Lifesaving Station Historic Site
PO Box 5
23645 NC Highway 12
Rodanthe, NC 27968

Phone: 252.978.1552
FAX: 252.987.1559

Website: Chicamacomico


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About the Chicamacomico Lifesaving Station

The Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum is the only museum in North Carolina that commemorates the Outer Banks shipwrecks, rescues, men, and daily events of the early United States Lifesaving Service. It is one of the most complete Lifesaving Station sites in the country and the only one designated as a "hands-on" teaching museum.

Located on the Atlantic beaches of Rodanthe, the unique site includes structures from two historic periods: the 1874 station and its outbuildings, and the 1911 station and supporting structures. Our goal is to provide interpretation of both these exciting historical periods in the US Life-Saving Service and to provide living history programs that help recreate the era.



Chicamacomico Life Saving Station in Rodanthe, NC part of the Albemarle Historic Tour


Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday, 10 am to 5 pm

Annual Event

American Heroes Day - Come see and talk to the real heroes of today.  See the personnel, equipment and vehicles of area Coast Guard, law enforcement, fire fighters, water rescue, EMS, and much, much more. Static displays throughout the day and scheduled demonstrations include Coast Guard Honor Guard and Color Guard, Coast Guard Search & Rescue helo and motor lifeboat demonstration, military flyover, jet ski ocean rescue demo, Beach Apparatus Drill.  $5 per person,  Parking across the street and along the highway and a possible free shuttle from nearby offsite parking location.  Look for signs. 

Tours & Museum Gift Shop Hours

The Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site and museum gift shop are open from April through November (day after Thanksgiving).

Hours of Operation
Mon-Fri 10:00 – 5:00 

Admission fees include Program of the Day at NO EXTRA CHARGE.
Free readmission for one week.
$8.00 General Admission
$7.00 Seniors (65+) & Students
$8.00 Group Rate (per person rate, 20+ in group)
$6.00 Youth (4-17)
Free Kids under 4

100% of your fees go directly to the restoration, preservation and operation of this nonprofit site for the benefit of current and future generations.  Thanks for helping preserve this precious past!

Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station in Buxton, NCAbout the Facilities

  • Gift shop
  • Picnic facilities
  • Free parking
  • Public restrooms
  • Exhibits
  • Historic structures
  • Handicap Accessibility: Beach wheelchair available
    Nearest Major Town/City: Nags Head, 20 miles north

    For Visitor Information

    Outer Banks Visitors Bureau
    One Visitors Center Circle
    Manteo, NC 27954
    Toll-Free: (800) 446-6262
    Fax: (252) 473-5777
    Website: Outer


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    ADDRESS l Asa Biggs House 100 E. Church St. Williamston, NC 27892 l Phone: 1-800-734-1117
    HOURS OF OPERATION l Tuesdays: 8am-12pm Thursdays & Fridays: 8am-4pm

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