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.
“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-Savaing 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 rished their lives to rescue travelers in peril on the North Carolina Coast. Go and Learn about these brave men!!” — Kelly Goetz, via Facebook Reviews
WE ARE OPEN 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)
Feel free to call us for inquiries
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