If you are in the Jacksonville area, a historic place to visit is the American Red Cross Volunteer Life Saving Corps Station. Volunteers have patrolled the beach there since 1912, and have been a part of the American Red Cross since 1914. In 2014 they had been with the American Red Cross for 100 years. The current station was built in 1947 and just has an old historic feel about.
You can read their history on their website.
American Red Cross Volunteer Life Saving Station
Jacksonville Beach, FL