23645 NC Highway 12, Rodanthe, NC 27968
23645 NC Highway 12 Rodanthe NC 27968

The Chicamacomico Lifesaving Station Historic Site is the most complete U.S. Lifesaving Station site in the nation, with original station built in 1874 and a second station constructed in 1911. Five outbuildings, three water tanks, and one cistern comprise the remaining structures, plus a home built in 1907. Family-oriented programs offered during summer months. Exhibits include artifacts, apparatus, documents, uniforms, photographs, including a display honoring the only all-black crew in American history who served at the Pea Island Lifesaving Station.

The seven buildings of this site, listed on both the National and State Historic Registers, comprise the most complete lifesaving station in the United States. The oldest structure, built in 1874, is under active restoration to its original condition. Visitors can view its Gothic architecture with post and lintel construction, which is seldom seen today. The main station, constructed in 1911 and modified in 1928, has been restored and is used as a museum. A gift shop is also on the premises. The newly acquired 1907 Palmer Midgett House, an example of Hatteras Island architecture, is on-site. It will eventually be restored and opened to the public to help interpret daily life on the Island during that time.

Hours: Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. beginning April 13 through November 27; Thursday at 2 p.m. the Life-Saving Station presents ”Beach Apparatus Drill” beginning mid-June – late August. Admission: $6 for adults, $4 for Seniors and Students and FREE for 5 and under. Free Services: Interpretive tours available.

24158 NC Highway 12, Rodanthe, NC 27968 0.32 mi
(252) 987-2525(252) 987-2525
Lisa’s is legendary on Hatteras Island. After a long day on the beach, come here to chow do...
23532 NC Highway 12, Rodanthe, NC 27968 0.32 mi
(252) 987-2239(252) 987-2239
Island Convenience offers a variety of services including gas, diesel, propane, free air, full-se...
24267 Highway 12, Rodanthe NC 27968 0.65 mi
Coffee shop overlooking the Pamlico Sound in Rodanthe, NC.
24251 Atlantic Drive, Rodanthe, NC 27968 0.82 mi
(252) 987-2323(252) 987-2323
This 850-foot fishing pier, locally called the Rodanthe Pier, offers some of the best fishing on ...
25150 NC Highway 12, Waves, NC 27982 1.5 mi
(252) 987-1200(252) 987-1200
Open April-October(Waves), No bar/lounge; Wheelchair access. Credit Cards Accepted: VISA, MasterC...
25199 Lela Court, Waves, NC 27982 1.54 mi
(252) 987-1228(252) 987-1228
Stop here for delicious soft-serve ice cream, old-fashioned dip tops, Blizzards, sundaes, cool dr...
16 Island Pine Drive, Waves, NC 27982 1.65 mi
(252) 987-1272(252) 987-1272
For lunch or dinner, the Top Dog offers burgers, steamed seafood, subs, shrimp and oyster baskets...
25223 Cecil Cottage Road, Rodanthe, NC 27968 1.99 mi
Jason Cole is an award-winning photographer who specializes in weddings and family portraits.  Hi...
25920 NC Highway 12, Waves, NC 27982 2.29 mi
(252) 987-2277(252) 987-2277
Down Under is a longtime favorite family restaurant on northern Hatteras Island. Adventurous eate...
25972 Highway 12, Salvo, NC 27972 2.34 mi
(252) 996-0021(252) 996-0021
We are Frank’s OBX Dog House at 41.5 MP in Salvo, across from the post office. We are a hot...
26006 NC-12, Salvo, NC 27972 2.38 mi
Boardwok South brings something for the adventurous palates of Hatteras Island. Billing itself as...
26006 hwy 12, St Waves Plaza, Waves, NC 27982 2.38 mi
Leonardo’s offers delicious pizza with a variety of toppings, calzones and hearty subs stuf...
26248 Highway 12, Salvo, NC 27972 2.58 mi
Island Cruisers offers rentals of cars, VW beach buggies, 4X4 Jeeps, GM Suburbans, and golf carts...
26204 Monitor Lane, Salvo, NC 27972 2.97 mi
Family owned and operated serving great frozen treats on Hatteras Island since 2001. High quality...
NC Highway 12, Rodanthe, NC 27968 4.04 mi
(252) 987-2394(252) 987-2394
A good place to start a Pea Island visit is the Visitor Center, located on the northern end of Ha...
39450 NC Highway 12, Avon, NC 27915 15.8 mi
39774 NC Highway 12, Avon, NC 27915 15.97 mi
(252) 995-5624(252) 995-5624
Stop here for delicious soft-serve ice cream, old-fashioned dip tops, Blizzards, sundaes, cool dr...
39774 NC Highway 12, Avon, NC 27915 15.97 mi
(252) 995-7020(252) 995-7020
Java Junction in Avon serves espresso and coffee drinks, perfect when you need that pick me up or...
40050 NC Highway 12, Avon, NC 27915 16.38 mi
(252) 995-4106(252) 995-4106
The Dog serves breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. Breakfast features omelets, eggs, F...
40146 NC Hwy 12, Avon, NC 27915 16.49 mi
(252) 995-0202(252) 995-0202
Ice cream and coffee shop offering free outdoor family movies each night at dusk.
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