Dear Hatteras Island Rental Property Owner,

While you probably know what a unique cultural treasure Chicamacomico Historic Site and Museum is to Hatteras Island, it may be that your guests are not as knowledgeable. They might not know that it’s the most complete life-saving station complex surviving in the United States, and is one of the few places in the world that still regularly conducts Beach Apparatus Drills with a special team of local volunteers. Chicamacomico is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places and is truly a Hatteras Island jewel that gets rave reviews from visitors.

In August 2018 Chicamacomico Station in Rodanthe celebrated the centennial of the perilous and heroic World War I rescue of forty-two sailors from the torpedoed British tanker Mirlo by a surfboat from Chicamacomico Coast Guard Station. The Chicamacomico site and the Mirlo Rescue Centennial were nationally recognized as a unique part of our World War I history when U-boats and the war literally came to our American shore! Cap’n John Allen Midgett and five crew members of Chicamacomico each received gold medals from both the US and the British government, the highest in Coast Guard history.

Chicamacomico Historical Association has designed a special amenity to Rental Property Owners by which they can offer to their guests free access to the site (normally an $8 admission). For a one-time fee of $250 ALL of your guests in 2021 will be able to visit and tour Chicamacomico Historic Site and Museum to learn more of the special maritime history and culture of Hatteras Island. Not only will you be giving your guests a very unique amenity, but you will also be helping the Chicamacomico Historical Association, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, to maintain and restore the facility. Our season runs from April 1st through Thanksgiving week.

Get your season pass below.

Season Pass


Pay now

You may also call and make your purchase over the phone. If you’d like to mail in a check, you must download and complete this form.

  • Mail to CHA, PO Box 5, Rodanthe, NC 27968
  • Call with Credit Card (252) 987-1552
  • Your guests merely tell us the name of their cottage to receive unlimited admission to our museum.