The Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum is a maritime museum located at 24th Street on the Boardwalk in Virginia Beach. The museum explores Virginia's coastal communities and maritime heritage. It honors our past and anchors to our community.
The museum is housed in a 1903 Life-Saving Service building. Our galleries show how the Life-Saving Service helped the United States boom economically in the post-Civil War era by stabilizing commercial shipping. They also reveal how this prosperity allowed for the development of Virginia Beach as a tourist destination throughout the 20th century.