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Shipwrecks and the Heroes of the United States Life-Saving Service

While you are in Ocean City, you are sure to spend plenty of time on the famous boardwalk, make sure that you stop by the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum located on the south end of the boardwalk. This unique museum which highlights the history of the United States Life-Saving Service, the precursor to the modern day Coast Guard, is only a twenty minute car ride from the Fenwick Inn. The museum is definitely worth the trip and has plenty of public parking. 

The United States Life-Saving Service lasted for forty years, from 1875-1915, and was responsible for saving 4,500 lives on the east coast alone. The museum has exhibits and programs which allow visitors to learn about all of the shipwrecks and rescues on the Del-Mar-Va coastline. The self guided tours take you on a journey through the history of the United States Life-Saving Service as well as Ocean City itself. For example, the museum room called The Keeper’s Bedroom currently features an exhibit on the first surf boards in Ocean City. Of course, some of the most fascinating exhibits provide biographical information on the brave men know as "Storm Warriors" who risked their lives to save others. There are also numerous treasures that have been recovered from nearby shipwrecks on display. Starting in June, the museum will be open from 10AM until 6PM. This is a family and wallet friendly adventure as tickets for admission are only $3 for adults and only $1 for children. 

After a fun and informative visit to a one of a kind museum, stop by one of the restaurants on the boardwalk before heading back to the Fenwick Inn for the night. You might enjoy a dip in the hotel pool before finally getting some much needed sleep. 


Address: 813 S Atlantic Ave, Ocean City

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