Lifesaving Museum

Step back in time with a visit to the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum where this seaside resort's colorful past is enjoyed by thousands of visitors each year.

Located on the Boardwalk at the inlet, the museum is housed in one of the oldest existing structures in Ocean City, which once served both the United States Life-Saving Service and the Coast Guard for the purpose of aiding victims of sea disasters.

The museum has wonderful treasures from the deep sea such as Davy Jones' Locker, an exhibit of artifacts recovered from shipwrecks lying off the Delmarva coastline.

An illustrated exhibit of the US Life-Saving Service from 1875 to 1915 recalls courageous efforts by man against forces of nature.

The bathing suit room is a popular attraction.

The museum also features several large saltwater aquariums which contain marine life indegenous to the area.

Free educational programs are offered in July and August, such as beach safety, Ocean City history, knot tying and Sharks.

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Between 2nd & 3rd Streets on the Boardwalk
208 North Baltimore Avenue Ocean City, MD 21842
PO Box 370, Ocean City, MD 21843

Toll Free: 888-212-PARK (7275)
Local: 410-289-6440
Fax: 410-289-3389