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The Eastern Shore Sights

Ocean City Life Saving Station Museum

Fodor's Review

This attraction on the southernmost tip of the island traces the resort to its days as a tiny fishing village in the late 1800s. Housed in an 1891 building that once held the U.S. Lifesaving Service and the Coast Guard, the museum's exhibits include models of the grand old hotels, artifacts from shipwrecks, boat models, five saltwater aquariums, an exhibit of sands from around the world, and even itchy wool swimsuits and an old mechanical laughing lady from the boardwalk. Press the button, and you can be laughing with her.

Sight Information


Boardwalk at inlet, Ocean City, Maryland, 21842-3235, United States




Sight Details:

  • $3
  • June–Sept., daily 11–10; May and Oct., daily 11–4; Nov.–Apr., weekends 10–4


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