Experience the History

For a moment in time you can experience the lives of the brave surfmen who responded to the shipwrecks and people in need along the Jersey shore…

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About the U.S. Life Saving Station 30 in Ocean City, NJ

Also known as the U.S. Coast Guard Station No. 126, this is the only life-saving station (now museum) of its design in NJ (1 of 6 in the country) still in existence. The designer and architect was James Lake Parkinson in a Carpenter Gothic style. This building is one of 42 stations built in New Jersey. It was also the workplace of the brave surfmen who were the beachfront First Responders of the day.

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In order to acquire artifacts and to continue to maintain and grow, the museum needs your help. Please consider a donation amount of your choice below.





As of June 19, 2021, the museum is OPEN again for you to visit. It’s been a challenging year for museums (as it has been for so many people), and we could really use your support now more than ever!


Click here to make a donation and we look forward to seeing you the next time you are in Ocean City, NJ!