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.

Chicamacomico Annual Season's End Festivities

“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

Fall Hours:
M-F: 10:00AM – 4:00PM
Saturday – Sunday: Closed

We monitor phone messages, emails, and Facebook comments frequently and do our best to respond in a timely fashion. You can use either phone or email to schedule a bus tour.

Upcoming Events

Thanksgiving Week Drill referenced above will be dedicated to Elvin who served as Surfman #4 in the early rendition of the Drill.”
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Chicamacomico Historical Association wishes to express condolences to the family of Elvin Hooper for their loss.
His contributions to CHA over the years truly have been greatly appreciated.
He will be missed.

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