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U.S. Coast Guard Museum

3353 Main St, Barnstable, MA 02630-1262
+1 508-362-8521
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Very interesting

Packed full of stuff about the coastguard service and it's history. Many of the exhibits deal with... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
David282xyz
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Fort Worth, Texas
New appreciation for the Coast Guard

You can tour this museum on your own using the audio guide or walk through with one of the nice... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2017
ILoveTexas
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Argyle, Texas
via mobile
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3353 Main St, Barnstable, MA 02630-1262
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+1 508-362-8521
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Packed full of stuff about the coastguard service and it's history. Many of the exhibits deal with the last 50 years because easier to get stuff but overall a gem. Had an interesting discussion with the curator which brought it to life.

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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

You can tour this museum on your own using the audio guide or walk through with one of the nice volunteers. The man who accompanied us was sincere in his appreciation of the Coast Guard and its history. We enjoyed it very much and learned...More

Thank ILoveTexas
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

We came across this by accident while looking for the Old Barnstable Jail of the 1600's. What a pleasant surprise. The museum has so many interesting artifacts as well as historical document and video. Many inclusions were from Cape Cod specific ship wrecks and rescues....More

Thank SandCadi
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Reviewed 30 September 2017

Fascinating museum full of interesting information. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. A great stop as we explored the Cape Cod area.

Thank Jeremy W
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

Smaller than I expected but a nice wealth of information. Lots of records and mini replicas. Full uniforms with descriptions.

Thank Laurie L
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Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

A really great collection of Coast Guard artifacts. I had a one on one guided tour by one of volunteers. A hour should be sufficient to see all the exhibits. The models and model makers are outstanding!

Thank Michael B
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

Lots of great information. Best to get tour with guide. Very knowledgeable guide (Phil) who was in the Coast Guard so had personal stories which added to the experience.

Thank sumrbabe21
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Reviewed 10 July 2016

Having visited for the second time in the past 10 years you could see that additions have been made and that those working really care about the museum. The tour guides were very knowledgeable and friendly. Will visit again in the future.

Thank Corinne C
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Reviewed 6 July 2016

This was quite a find and an amazing collection of Coast Guard memorabilia and history. KUDOS to all who participated in securing the site and donating the artifacts, uniforms, and models on display in this incredible tribute to our Coast Guard

Thank deborahw20152015
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Reviewed 1 July 2016

A delightful discovery in the heart of Barnstable! A beautifully restored historic building set on a hill in the middle of Barnstable on 6A has become the center for celebrating the history of the Coast Guard. Numerous gifts from retired Coast Guard ("Coasties") officers and...More

Thank jeffl499
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