Category: Museums | Downtown Ocean City MD
Ocean City Life Saving Station Museum is a Must See!
Head south on the Ocean City Boardwalk, towards the tower you see standing tall and proud, at the Ocean City Inlet, you will find the Ocean City Life Saving Station Museum. As you approach you will see these displays…
Next on the Ocean City Boardwalk, surrounding the Ocean City Life Saving Station Museum, you will come to the display for Ocean City history along a dozen or so benches, these benches face across the Ocean City Inlet towards Assateague Island. These seats are prime territory at sunrise an sunset, though I’m a walker and will be seen strolling along the bank, for those that have already put on a couple miles of walking along the Ocean City Boardwalk, and the Ocean City Inlet, this is the spot for you!
There are a couple more displays for you to check out, a Ocean City history of Ocean City Lifeguards, another record size fish caught in Ocean City waters and more.
Inside the Ocean City Life Saving Station Museum
To enter the Ocean City Life Saving Station Museum you will go to the Ocean City Inlet side (south side) of the building, across from the Ocean City Lifeguard history display case. When you enter you will be in the Ocean City Life Saving Station Museum Gift Shop, a small room, about 12″ x 20″, with just enough room for a single file line. The walls are packed with books, history, pictorials, recipes and more, and there are all manners of gifts, novelties, shirts, for you to choose from.
In the left rear will be the counter, where I met Diane, a very nice and extremely helpful woman, who helped me decide the books about Ocean City History that I will be coming back to purchase, being the shopper that I am I wanted to compare prices online to see if there is any price difference. And, after checking I should have stuck with what Diane shared with me, that in the Gift Shop was the place to make the purchases.
After paying Diane the $3.00 fee, I entered the Ocean City Life Saving Station Museum through the curtain. From the outside you can tell it is not a big place, when you get inside, well it is not a very big place. I’d bet the limit for people going through at any one time is no more than 50 to 75, so there may be waiting lines.
I thoroughly enjoyed walking through the Museum, all by myself, but then it was a chilly day in the beginning of April. Yes, this is the coldest, longest winter in 30 some years in Ocean City, so the solitude allowed me the time to read and enjoy the time I had, and I tell you now, I’ll be back, to buy the couple books that Diane recommended and just to walk through again. Nothing better than actually seeing history, the plates, anchors, carriage, boat, and surfboards, and I could not believe the surfboards, more like planks to be walked on. But, then any youngsters that saw the skateboard I road on when I was a kid would not believe that either (metal wheels and all).
Here are a few pictures from inside the Ocean City Life Saving Station Museum, click on them to enlarge, but there is much more to see, and so much better live…
Last, and not least, the Legends…
I have only scratched the surface, there is so much more to see inside the Ocean City Life Saving Station Museum, and after you have toured the Museum, do what I did and become a member, individuals are only a $10 donation. Help us continue to preserve Ocean City history!
Learn more about the Ocean City Life Saving Station Museum on their website or on their Facebook page. And, starting in July the Museum is having classes for all to learn about all kinds of cool stuff… Click Here!
Finally, take the time to share and comment about your visit to the Ocean City Life Saving Station Museum, or about anything during your visit to Ocean City in our Google+ Community – Click Here!
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