If history is what you seek while on your Outer Banks family vacation, consider visiting the Chicamacomico Lifesaving Station on Hatteras Island. This museum was built to pay homage to the men and women who served our nation in the U.S. Lifesaving Service.
Checkout the Summer programs offered at the Lifesaving Station for a mix of entertainment and education:
Summer Programs ONLY June 2 â€“ Aug 29.
Mondays: Nights in Rodanthe movie behind the scenes, filmed on Hatteras Island, featuring Richard Gere.
Tuesdays: Americaâ€™s Forgotten Heroes- US Life-Saving Service was the predecessor to todayâ€™s Coast Guard
Wednesdays: Traditional Hatteras Cooking- with samples!
Special Event: (only the 1st Wednesday of June, July, August): US Coast Rescuers of HMS Bounty sinking Hurricane Sandy Oct 2012 tell the fantastic story
Thursdays: Beach Apparatus Drill (aka â€œBreeches Buoy Rescue Reenactmentâ€) performed by US Coast Guard
Fridays: Hence the Phrase-maritime origins of our everyday words and phrases that you never thought about! Fun game format.