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Museum of Chincoteague

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What a gem!

My wife and I were on the Shore to get in some kayaking but the wind had picked up and we decided... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Perfect Rainy Day Activity for Chincoteague

We love this small but packed museum. It's a fascinating portrait of bygone island history and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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“local history”(30 reviews)
Located at the entrance of Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, this museum chronicles the island's history and of the oystering and seafood business that was a major force in shaping the island's economy.
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7125 Maddox Blvd, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336-2104
+1 757-336-6117
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and I were on the Shore to get in some kayaking but the wind had picked up and we decided to visit Chincoteague. We found this little gem of a museum and what a place! Full of facts about the island life, the...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We love this small but packed museum. It's a fascinating portrait of bygone island history and culture - hurricanes, oystering, waterfowl hunting, the history of the ponies, and how many of the inhabitants of the island are apparently distantly related to one shipwreck survivor. And...More

Thank Roam05915064337
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the very best way of understanding the :history" of the island. Very informative. It is a small museum but very well done. By the way: find out when they have the Fall "round-up" of the pones, held on a Saturday morning from 8:00-10:30...More

Thank RandallWS
Reviewed 8 October 2018

The Museum of Chincoteague sure packs a lot in a small space. A visit leaves one knowing a lot more about the island, and the displays are visually pleasing as well as being informative.

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Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Spent a couple of hours here enjoying the museum through the focus of their scavenger hunt. It was great to get our 9-yr old granddaughter engaged with the museum too. The staff were very friendly and the exhibits were interesting and gave a nice history...More

Thank Dean_Amy-2004
Reviewed 28 September 2018

Very interesting. Worth going. Looks small from the outside but so much information and history of the island.

Thank FarAway248425
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

The museum surprisingly had a good number of exhibits to occupy an hour or two. Kids enjoyed as well as adults. Chat with the employees for more info on the island’s history and kid related interests in the museum.

Thank 729fair
Reviewed 14 September 2018

Chincoteague was a Union territory and protected by a ship from the Union during the Civil war, while the remainder of Virginia was Confederate. This and so much more! Take the time to walk through and find out more.

Thank mpirosjr
Reviewed 13 September 2018

Small, varied, great to linger in. Now there is a new addition in the little carving shed where decoys were long carved and painted. Wish it was manned by an active carver with decoys in various stages of completion.

Thank Voyage438203
Reviewed 13 September 2018

Not a very large museum, but full of interesting items highlighting the local area's history. Two different scavenger hunts at different levels of difficulty for kids.

Thank JedInMD
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9 August 2018|
Response from Charles G | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know but would be surprised if they are not.
Cheryl S
5 December 2016|
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Response from chincoteaguemuseum | Property representative |
The Museum will be closed for the season after Sunday, December 11th however, please call the Museum (757) 336-6117, we may be able to open for you if you'll be in town that week.