Welcome to Chicamacomico Life Saving Station

With its two stations and five outbuildings, Chicamacomico (pronounced chi-ka-ma-COM-i-co) is the most complete site of all remaining life-saving stations in North Carolina and one of the most complete sites in the nation. This site and museum is located on Hatteras Island in the village of Rodanthe on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

Our purpose as a Historical Association is to restore, preserve, protect, educate and interpret the rich history of these valiant men and their dedication to the U.S. Life-Saving Service, as well as interpreting the history of the buildings and artifacts. We are open to the public from mid-April through November.

“The Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum in Rodanthe, the northernmost village on Hatteras Island, could be the most overlooked attraction on the Outer Banks. For years I have driven past, Now that I have visited…I can’t wait to return.” Jenny Scarborough, The Island Breeze, Hatteras, NC

Come Visit Us!

Come for a visit the next time you’re on Hatteras Island for a unique experience. We think you’ll learn something new.