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Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum, Ocean City
(4.7/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
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  • Have visited this museum lots of times. It really shows you how Ocean City started with pictures and artifacts from years gone by. It's a true history of Ocean City Maryland. 
  • I have lived here all of my life but have never visited the museum. I took advantage of the local appreciation weekend for free admission. There is a lot of reading involved so it would be hard to kee...  more »
  • This small but very complete museum is well worth a visit. It has two floors of display space with a narrow steep stairwell going up to the second level. There are interactive displays as well as actu...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Great place to go. Been going to OC for 30+ years and 1st time going in. Very educational to see what OC looked like before all the hoopla.
  • Good spot to visit if you have nothing to do or bad weather. Not too much to see, but kinda interesting, kids will like it.
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