Historical Sites

Hull Lifesaving Museum

1117 Nantasket Ave, Hull, MA 02045, USA

(781) 925-5433

Owned By: Hull Lifesaving Museum

This small museum is dedicated to preserving Boston Harbor’s rich maritime heritage and lifesaving traditions. Housed in the restored 19th century Point Allerton US Lifesaving Station, it offers year-round education and recreation programs. Located at the mouth of Boston Harbor, with views of Boston Light and the Graves Lighthouse. The museum also operates an active boathouse with open water rowing programs at Pemberton Point.


The museum, founded in 1978, is housed in the former Point Allerton US Lifesaving Station, which opened in 1889, under the leadership of Joshua James. James is considered a “father” of the US Coast Guard. The museum’s mission “celebrates the lifesaving spirit of Skills, Courage, and Caring, and the relevance of our history to our constituents’ daily lives.”

This land is within the region of the Massachuseuk (or Massachusett) Native American tribe.

Habitats and Wildlife

Located at the far end of the Hull peninsula, at the mouth of Boston Harbor.

1117 Nantasket Ave, Hull, MA 02045, USA

Historic Site: Yes

Park: No

Beach: No

Boat Launch: No

Size: 0.28 acres

Hours: See website for hours.

Parking: LImited on-site parking

Cost: See website for rates.


Picnic tables, interpretive signage, bench. Geocache location.

Dogs: No

Boat Ramp: No

ADA Access: Yes

Scenic Views: Yes

Waterbody/Watershed: Boston Harbor (Atlantic Ocean)

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