The Old Coast Guard Station
Housed in a 1903 former U.S. Life Saving Station,
this quaint, oceanfront museum is chock-full of rescue equipment
used by turn-of-the-century surf men to save shipwrecked crews from
a watery grave.
Learn about shipwrecks that occurred just off the
Virginia Beach coast and the history of life saving service from
World War II to the present day.
Don’t leave without taking a peek through TOWERCAM,
a roof-mounted video camera that zooms in on passing ships dotting the Virginia Beach horizon.
The camera transmits its pictures to a 27-inch television monitor, affording museum visitors the
same view crewmen had from the tower nearly 100 years ago.
The Old Coast Guard Station chronicles the city's rich maritime past.