Old Coast Guard Station

Spyglass Speaker Series ~ Bill Geroux ~ The Mathews Men ~ May 23

Programs & Tours

 Tours for Individuals and Families offered every day.
No reservations needed!

Educational Programs and Tours offered both On- and Off-site!
Contact our Education Department to make your reservation now!

Click here for a free Coast Guard in Hampton Roads activity page!

Reserve the Old Coast Guard Station for your own Special Event!


museum interior
Take a Virtual Tour of the Museum

Join musician Mikel Paris as he takes a tour of the museum
and performs his original tune "Great Unknown"


Spyglass Speaker Series

Presenting regionally and nationally acclaimed historians and authors.

2017 Schedule
January 24   Kasey Zronek   Life at Cape Henry
February 28   Tim Dring   Coast Guard Rescues with Small Boats
March 28   Matt Eng   Coast Guard in Pop Culture
April 25   Dennis Noble   The Rescue of the Gale Runner
May 23   Bill Geroux   The Matthews Men

$5 general admission
Complimentary admission for OCGS Museum Members

Held at the Virginia MOCA Auditorium
2200 Parks Ave., Va Beach, VA

Comfort Suites Beachfront is a proud sponsor of Spyglass Speaker Series.



SHIPWRECKS & GHOST LORE:spooky station
A Virginia Beach Ghostwalk

Join a costumed interpreter for tales of true accounts and local legends of shipwrecks, ghosts, pirates and witches. Tours last approx. 60 minutes.

Public Tours
May 26 - October 31

Tuesdays & Fridays @ 7:00 PM

$12 Adult / $5 Child (ages 6-15)
Reservations appreciated. Contact the museum Program Director at 757.422.1587 or send an email.

Private Tours
Available year-round by appointment (2 weeks notice) ~ call 757.422.1587

Group of 1-19 people
$10 per adult / $5 Child (ages 6-15) ~ $100 minimum charge

Group of 20 or more
$8 per adult / $5 Child (ages 6-15)

Private tours must be paid in advance - one payment from group leader appreciated.

This program is funded in part by the citizens of Virginia Beach through a grant from the City of Virginia Beach Arts and Humanities Commission.

Shipwrecks & Ghost Lore Expansion Map
Use this map as a guide to sites related to our tales of the eerie and tragic.


Community Grants & Gifts

~ Support for the Old Coast Guard Station comes from:

  • Carrie S. Camp Foundation
  • City of Virginia Beach
  • Dominion Resources Services, Inc.
  • Fraim Family Foundation
  • Virginia Beach Arts & Humanities Commission
  • Virginia Beach Historic Preservation Commission
  • Youth Foundation of Virginia Beach, Inc.
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