The Hull Lifesaving Museum is so much more than a museum. Founded in 1978, we are an essential part of the community that for 40 years has provided not only crucial lessons from our maritime heritage, but also life-changing and sometimes life-saving youth development experiences. Our mission celebrates the lifesaving spirit of Skills, Courage, and Caring, and the relevance of our history to our constituents' daily lives. HLM challenges its participants to draw the best from themselves by combining experiential education with historical preservation and interpretation.
HLM's year-round education and recreation programs, serving a diverse constituency, 75% of whom are underserved youth from metropolitan Boston, are broadly recognized as best practice models. HLM's program design respects the needs, expectations, and skill level of each participant.
The driving principles of the 19th century coastal lifesavers - Skills, Courage, and Caring - are the foundations of the Hull Lifesaving Museum's commitment to impact individual lives for the better. We foster a community dedicated to the preservation of Boston Harbor's rich maritime heritage and lifesaving traditions through exhibits, collections, open-water rowing programs and stewardship of our historic sites.
The Hull Lifesaving Museum (HLM) is housed in the former Point Allerton US Lifesaving Station opened in 1889 under the leadership of Joshua James who, with his crews of the Massachusetts Humane Society and US Lifesaving Service and the Revenue Cutter Service, were merged to form the US Coast Guard. Joshua James is considered a "father" of the US Coast Guard.
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Telephone: (781) 925-5433
Fax: (781) 925-0992
Mail: Hull Lifesaving Museum
1117 Nantasket Avenue
P.O. Box 221
Hull, MA 02045
Boston Rowing Center: (617) 233-7016
Michael McGurl, Executive Director
Ed McCabe, Director of Maritime & New Program Development
Elizabeth Naylor, Education & Outreach Coordinator
Mary Porter, Collections Manager
Board of Directors
Robert MacIntyre, Chair/President
Nowell Bloomenthal, Vice President
Chad Wolfe, Treasurer
Dolly Snow Bicknell, Clerk
Job OppportunitiesThere are no job openings at this time. Please check back.
Point Allerton Station
The headquarters of the Hull Lifesaving Museum is located at the Point Allerton U.S. Lifesaving Station in Hull, MA. The museum exhibits are open to the public year round.
Windmill Point Boathouse (Hull) is the base of our South Shore Maritime Program.
Boston Rowing Center
Our site for waterfront operations and our rowing fleet is located in Fort Point Channel.
Plan Your Museum Visit
Address and Phone
General Inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone: (781) 925-5433
Fax: (781) 925-0992
Hours of Operation
Point Allerton Life-Saving Station Hours:
Saturday, 10am - 4pm
Sunday, 10am - 4pm
Monday, 10am - 2pm
Tuesday, Closed (Open by Appointment)
Wednesday, Closed (Open by Appointment)
Thursday, 10am - 2pm
Friday, 10am - 2pm
Office Hours: Directions
Monday - Friday 9 am - 3 pm
Directions to: Point Allerton U.S. Lifesaving Station
1117 Nantasket Avenue, Hull, MA
Take Southeast Expressway South to Route 3 South. Follow Rte. 3 South to Exit 14 for Route 228 (Rockland/Nantasket). Take a left off the exit ramp and follow Rte. 228 into Hull where it becomes Nantasket Avenue. Follow Nantasket Avenue(ocean on your right) for approximately 5 miles, about a seven-minute drive through t own . After crossing a narrow isthmus, bear right at the distinctly modern Wastewater Treatment Facility. The Museum, a green clap board building with cream trim and a deep red shingle roof directly facing Boston Light, will be the first building on your left.
Approximate travel time from Boston: 1 hour and 10 minutes.
From the South:
Take Route 3 North to Exit 14 for Route 228 (Rockland/Nantasket). Take a right off the e xit ramp and follow Rte. 228 into Hull where it becomes Nantasket Avenue. Follow Nantasket Avenue(ocean on your right) for approximately 5 miles, about a seven-minute drive through town. After crossing a narrow isthmus, bear right at the distinctly modern Wastewater Treatment Facility. The Museum, a green clapboard building with cream trim and a deep red shingle roof directly facing Boston Light, will be the first building on your left.
Approximate travel time from Exit 14 to the Museum: 25 minutes.
Directions to: Windmill Point Boathouse185 Main Street, Hull, MA
Directions to: Boston Rowing Center
88 Sleeper Street, Boston, MA 02210 Boston Rowing Center is located on the docks of the Barking Crab Restaurant.
Public Transportation:From the Silver Line:
At South Station, take the Silver Line (SL1, SL2, or Silver Line Way) one stop to the Courthouse Station. Exit the station on the right side staircase and straight through the doors. It's a 2 minute walk straight toward the Barking Crab. From the Red Line:
Exit at South Station on the Red Line. Head northwest on Atlantic Ave. and right on Seaport Blvd. About a 10 minute walk.
From the Blue Line:
Exit at Aquarium Station on the Blue Line. Head southeast on Atlantic Ave., left on Seaport Blvd. and left onto Sleeper St. About a 12 minute walk.
From the Orange Line:
Exit at State Street Station. Head west on Water Street and make a right onto Oliver St. Cross the Moakley Bridge and make a left onto Sleeper St. About a 15 minute walk.
From the North via I-93:
Heading southbound on Interstate 93 towards Boston, take Exit 23 - Purchase St. Stay in the left lane on the exit ramp and turn left at the first set of lights onto Seaport Boulevard. Cross the Evelyn Moakley Bridge and take the first left onto Sleeper St. We're located on the far side of Hotel Envoy which will be directly on the left.
From the South via I-93:
Heading northbound on Interstate 93 towards Boston, take Exit 20, toward Logan Airport (I-90 East). Once inside the tunnel stay on the right lane and take the "South Boston" exit. At the top of the ramp exit onto East Service Road. Keep straight past parking lots on both sides then turn left onto Seaport Blvd. Turn right onto Sleeper St. We're located on the far side of Hotel Envoy which will be directly on the left. Alternate option from the South:
Heading north on Interstate 93 towards Boston, take Exit 20 toward the Worcester/South Station exit. Follow signs to Chinatown/South Station. At the bottom of the exit ramp head straight toward South Station on Atlantic Ave. continuing until reaching the Intercontinental Hotel. Turn right just after the hotel onto Seaport Blvd. crossing the Evelyn Moakley Bridge. Turn left onto Sleeper St. We're located on the far side of Hotel Envoy which will be directly on the left.
From the West via Massachusetts Turnpike:
Follow the Massachusetts Turnpike/Interstate 90 East to Exit 25 – South Boston.
From Logan International Airport and Route 1A South:
Follow the signs towards I-90 West – Ted Williams Tunnel. Take the Ted Williams Tunnel to Exit 24-25 towards South Boston. Keep left at the fork, follow signs to Seaport Blvd/Downtown. Continue onto B St. Turn left onto Northern Ave./Seaport Blvd. then turn right onto Sleeper St. We're located on the far side of Hotel Envoy which will be directly on the left. Parking:
There are public parking meters, $.25 per 12 minutes. Most are 2-hour limit, but some are 4-hour limit.
There are parking lots that cost close to $20 and more on Northern Ave., Fan Pier Blvd., Seaport Blvd., East Service Road and Boston Wharf Road. Here are two reasonable parking options within a 10 minute walk and cost $5 - weekends only. During the week they cost $18. Channelside Parking, 284 A Street, Boston, MA 02127Necco Street Garage, 38 Necco St., Boston, MA 02210
Boston Cab (617) 536-2600, Checker Cab (617) 536-7000, Metro Cab (617) 242-8000, Town Taxi (617) 536-5000
Adults, $5.00, Seniors, $3.00.
Children 18 and under, and museum members are free.
AccessibilityLinks and Partners
The Station Museum is fully accessible on the first floor, with special interpretive materials available.
3A Marine Services
Allerton Harbor Canvas, LLP
Daley and Woll Marine Joinery and Restoration
Massachusetts Bay Lines
Mass. Bay Maritime Artisans
Massachusetts Marine Trades Association
Poseiden Marine Services, LLC
Steamboat Wharf Marina, Inc.
UMass Boston Division of Marine Operations
Visiting the Area
Hull-Nantasket Chamber of Commerce