Hull Lifesaving Museum
Other Ideas: Old Sturbridge Village; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA); Boston Children's Museum; The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss; Harvard Museum of Natural History (HMNH)
This almost entirely hands-on museum features a huge, climbable sea wall, a period surf boat that was used for rescues and a children's play loft that holds a play schooner, period clothes for dress-up and an observation tower with a breath-taking view of Boston Harbor.
Schooners and nor'easters, shipwrecks, and rescues! The maritime history of Boston Harbor abounds at the historic 1889 Point Allerton U.S. Lifesaving Station with engaging exhibits, a hands-on children's loft, and spectacular view of Boston Light from our observation cupola.
Housed in the original 1889 headquarters of the U.S. Lifesaving Corps, a precursor of the U.S. Coast Guard.
Point Allerton Life-Saving Station Hours:
Open year-round: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10am - 1pm
July - October, open weekends, 10am - 2pm
November - June, closed weekends
Additional hours and guided tours available by appointment
Adults, $5.00, Seniors, $3.00, Children 18 and under, free;
Lifesaving Museum members and residents of Hull, MA, free.
1117 Nantasket Ave., Hull, MA map
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