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.

Our purpose as a Historical Association is to restore, preserve, protect, educate and interpret the rich history of these valiant men and their dedication to the U.S. Life-Saving Service, as well as interpreting the history of the buildings and artifacts. We are open to the public from mid-April through November.

CCLS Mirlo Rescue Centennial 2018

Commemorating the Mirlo Centennial

Mirlo Rescue Centennial Week Celebrations and Activities

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“The Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum in Rodanthe, the northernmost village on Hatteras Island, could be the most overlooked attraction on the Outer Banks. For years I have driven past, Now that I have visited… I can’t wait to return.” — Jenny Scarborough, The Island Breeze, Hatteras, NC

“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

April through November
Monday – Friday, 10 AM – 5 PM
Saturday, 11 AM – 4 PM

We are closed on Thanksgiving Day!

Breeches Buoy Apparatus Drill –
every Thursday at 2 pm between Memorial Day (May 28th) and Labor Day (Sep 3rd)

We will conduct a special Beach Apparatus Drill on Tues Nov 20th at 2PM followed by our annual Pig Roast at 5PM. Call (252) 987-1552 for details.

As indicated in our By-Laws, our annual meeting will be Sat Dec 1st.

Although we close for the season on Nov 23rd, our gift shop will remain open during the week thru 12/21: if you don’t see anyone when you get to the shop just give a yell, Dinah is probably upstairs. You can always give us a call at (252) 987-1552 or place an order thru our website.

Centennial of WWI Along the North Carolina Coast (2018)
A Proclamation by the Governor of the State of North Carolina

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