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Virginia Beach

Old Coast Guard Station Museum

The Old Coast Guard Station Museum is a museum dedicated to the history of lifesaving on along the Atlantic coast.

History:
In 1915, the United States Lifesaving Service became the United States Coast Guard. The station at Seatack (built in 1903 to replace an earlier structure) is now the museum at 24th street adjacent to the boardwalk of Virginia Beach, Virginia.

The area's lifesaving history along the coast line of the Graveyard of the Atlantic is commemorated here. It has artifacts from the shipwreck of the Diktator, displays of period lifesaving equipment, educational programs.The Seatack Station was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.