Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum, Ocean City
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Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum is located in Ocean City. Work out when and for how long to visit Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum and other Ocean City attractions using our handy Ocean City tourist route planner.
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We went to the museum to meet the lifeguards and learn about beach safety (there is regular mid-morning programming during the summer, schedule available on their website). Following the presentation ... read more »
This is a fantastic place to learn about the history of Ocean City from old-time amusement rides and bathing costumes to shipwrecks and tales of the heroic staff of the US Life-Saving Service and thei... read more »
some interesting facts about oc lifesaving team and other fun facts free at end of boardwalk...nothig great just gfun facts
This is a relocated Lifesaving Station building at the southern-most end of the Ocean City boardwalk. Completely restored, this museum contains displays of the history of Ocean City, creation of the Inlet, the building and expansion over the years as well as a room with the old rescue equipment. This place has an educational scavenger hunt for kids and adults set up on clipboards at the start of the displays. Finishing finding everything listed gets you a pin or some other award. The room that used to be a kitchen has multiple salt water tanks with horseshoe crabs, fish, eels, seahorses and pipefish. There is a display of sand from beaches around the world and old fashioned swimsuits, along with a variety of surfboards and surf mat. Murals describing the evolution of surfing on the island are on the walls of an upstairs room The equipment room has the surf boat used and equipment for launching a line out to the ships stranded on the reef. There are displays and murals with first person accounts of the rescues. Upstairs will be more history of the beach town and the original families that made the town what it is today. There are artifacts from the old amusement parks and "Laughing Sal" - an automaton that used to be in the fun house and will laugh when you push the button. The building isn't set up as if a crew could come in and relax from a rescue. Except for the equipment room, most of the rooms are dedicated to museum displays about the resorts' history. You also enter into the museum through the gift shop. Very comprehensive museum. Gives a terrific overview of the history of Ocean City. For a life station that is set up like it was when in operation, visit the Indian River Inlet Lifesaving Station north of this one, just over the bridge of the Indian River Inlet in Delaware. That one has a separate gift shop and you walk out to explore the original station with the beds made up, kitchen set-up and equipment displays.
I was actually grateful for a rainy day otherwise we would not have discovered this delightful museum. I learned so much about the fascinating history of Ocean City, the heroic sea rescues, the beginnings of the boardwalk so much more! With a really fun and clean kid's room, aquariums and scavenger hunts for all ages it's a great spot to bring kids. I especially enjoyed the sand collection with sand from Antarctica to Iceland! This is really a must-see, located right at the end of the boardwalk and very reasonably priced.
Learn all about the history of OC Life Saving, cool displays, daily classes to learn cool stuff... Take the family!
You will love ocean city maryland there lots to see and to do you must go you can get great photos 📷 There's lots of little shops right near by One of the shop's is named Canine Cafe
Very nice shark display on the outside of the building. On the inside the staff are nice and it was nice learning some local history!!
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