Fodor's Expert Review Ocean City Life Saving Station Museum

Ocean City Museum/Gallery

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.

Museum/Gallery

Quick Facts

Ocean City, Maryland  21842-3235, United States

410-289–4991

www.ocmuseum.org

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: $3, June–Sept., daily 11–10; May and Oct., daily 11–4; Nov.–Apr., weekends 10–4

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