Exhibits & Special Events - Collections and Exhibits
The Old Coast Guard Station is housed in a 1903 Life-Saving / Coast Guard Station. There are two floors of exhibits. The old boat room, the Lower Gallery, tells the story of the Life-Saving Service. Exhibits show rescue equipment and methods.
An interactive exhibit, changes, explains why and how ships and seamanship have developed through the years. There is also an area of changing exhibits in the Lower Gallery. Click HERE to see this month's exhibits.
The surfmen slept on the second floor of the building. That is now the Upper Gallery. Here you will find tales of Virginia shipwrecks and the Battle of the Atlantic in World War II. You can also manipulate the TowerCAM camera by means of a touch screen.