Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum

Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum

The Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum honors and preserves the history of Virginia’s coastal communities and maritime heritage.

The scope of the Museum’s exhibits begins with the Virginia Beach Community and extends to subjects related to Virginia’s oceanfront, coastal and water related heritage. Honoring, celebrating, and preserving Virginia Beach coastal history!

Experience coastal Virginia’s rich maritime history. The museum itself is the most important artifact—it was originally a Life-Saving Station built in 1903. The exhibits share the history of the Life-Saving Service and then the US Coast Guard in this resort community. It showcases the many shipwrecks that have occurred off the Virginia coast, along with the growth of the Virginia Beach coastal community in the 20th Century.