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

Chicamacomico is open to the public from mid-April through November, and provide visitors with tours, programs, reenactments and special events. See demonstrations of antique style surf rescue cannon and apparatus. See tribute to America’s only all African American U.S. Lifesaving Station at Pea Island, the predecessors to modern U.S. Coast Guard. Fantastic architecture. Special summer programs and events for the family. For more info visit the Chicamacomico website.