Join us for an exclusive guided tour in our historic Lookout Tower! Our 1903 building is home to the Lookout Tower- last remodeled in 1933. The tower was used by Coast Guardsman as they worked diligently to protect the shores of Virginia Beach. They would stand watch in the tower to keep an eye on the oceanfront and on the ships sailing by on the horizon, ready to jump into action at any sign of trouble.
This unique and impressive vantage point is open to you on the weekends during our normal business hours. Come early to get a glimpse of the morning fog, or visit later in the day to see the beginnings of a glorious sunset. Any time of day you choose to come, you’ll be thrilled by both the height and the history.
Members of the Surf & Rescue Museum have exclusive access to our guided Tower Tours. Not-yet a member? No worries! Read all about the benefits of membership and how to become a member on our website by clicking here.
An important note- All tour guests must be over 42 inches to visit the tower.