The Coast / St. Simons Island

Maritime Center at the Historic Coast Guard Station

4201 First Street
St. Simons Island, GA 31522

912-634-7088
  • Maritime Center at the Historic Coast Guard Station

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  • Maritime Museum

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Experience a very personal encounter with the Coast's nature and fascinating history through natural history exhibits and first person narration of a "coastie's" life at Station St. Simons in the early 1940's. Visitors can travel back in time with "Coastie" Ollie and his dog Scuttle as they guide you through seven galleries filled with hands-on-exhibits. A long valued part of the local community and region, the Coast Guard Station at East Beach on St. Simons remained an active Coast Guard Station from 1936 until 1995. Now this treasured landmark with National Register of Historic Places designation is preserved by the Coastal Georgia Historical Society as the Society's Maritime Center.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 1:30PM - 5:00PM
    Monday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Tuesday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Wednesday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thursday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Friday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Saturday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Adults $12

    Ages 6-12 $5

    CGHS Members & Children under 6 Free

    Facility Amenities

    Parking on Site, Self-guided Tours

    General Information

    Family-friendly

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages