The Old Coast Guard Station itself is the most important exhibit in the museum’s collection. Built in 1903, the Life-Saving Station houses a collection of 1,800 artifacts and over 1,000 photographic images of the United States Life-Saving and Coast Guard Services, and the resort community of Virginia Beach. There is also an on-site research library containing books, papers and oral histories. The museum overlooks the Atlantic Ocean along the Boardwalk at 24th Street and is a Virginia Historic Landmark as well as on the National Register of Historic Places. For hours and information call 757 422-1587 or visit the website.