Welcome to Chicamacomico Life Saving Station

With its two stations and five outbuildings, Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station (pronounced chi-ka-ma-COM-i-co) is the most complete site of all remaining life-saving stations in North Carolina and one of the most complete sites in the nation. This site and museum is located on Hatteras Island in the village of Rodanthe on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

Operation Schedule

MONDAY- FRIDAY
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

ARRIVE BEFORE 4 PM FOR MUSEUM TOURS

CLOSED SATURDAY & SUNDAY

“The Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station is a wonderful historic site that gives tons of information about an overlooked group of men: the members of the US Life-Saving Services who risked their lives to rescue travelers in peril on the North Carolina Coast. Go and Learn about these brave men!!”

— Kelly Goetz, via Facebook Reviews

Great thing to do while at the Outer Banks. I learned a lot about the origins of the coast guard here plus magnificent rescues. The Tower was a great experience and will be remembered. Lots of information and hands-on exhibits in different buildings. Interesting to see the actual artifacts talked about in the museum located on the property.

— Kelly Goetz, via Facebook Reviews

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