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

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

We will close on Sat Sep 15th so that we can participate in Day at the Docks.
Hope to see you there.

We will conduct special drills on Thurs Oct 4th, on Fri Oct 12, and, on Tues Nov 20th: all drills will be at 2PM but you are always encouraged to call us (252-987-1552) to confirm our schedule.

Due to Florence deployment, the USCG Communications folks from Chesapeake are unable to attend on Oct 4: therefore the beach apparatus drill (beach rescue) for that day is canceled. All are welcome to join us on Friday, Oct 12 for the drill at approx 1:00 PM.

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

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