Old Coast Guard Station
- Type: Sightseeing
- Time to Spend: Less than 1 hour
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Sitting off the Boardwalk on Atlantic Avenue is the Old Coast Guard Station. Once a lifesaving station, the 1903 building is now a small museum that examines the city's history as a maritime post. Galleries display historic photographs and artifacts, including lifesaving equipment from back in the day.
Stop by the gift shop before you leave the museum. There, you can pick up T-shirts, candles, nautical-themed jewelry, books, and art by local artists. One TripAdvisor user says that the shop has "a number of cool souvenirs and gifts; proceeds help preserve and maintain the museum."
There's a minimal entrance fee to the Old Coast Guard Station and kids six and under are allowed in for free. There are also discounts for members of the military and senior citizens. The museum is closed on Mondays from October through Memorial Day.