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Museum of Chincoteague

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Bigger than it looks

The museum surprisingly had a good number of exhibits to occupy an hour or two. Kids enjoyed as... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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A Surprising History

Chincoteague was a Union territory and protected by a ship from the Union during the Civil war... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Madera, Pennsylvania
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“scavenger hunt”(145 reviews)
“on display”(22 reviews)
“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 2 days ago 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been visiting Chincoteague for close to 20 years. This museum is so interesting, well-curated, just the right size for people of all ages and improving constantly! It's fantastic! From our home in NY we pay attention to what they are doing year-round and we...More

Thank M6128DVjenniferb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Shows Misty the pony from the childs book, and 1st time I was ever exposed to Misty, age 60 now. Had some interesting artifacts thru out. This is one of those 1/2 hour to 1 hour self guided museums that for the price was worth...More

Thank Peter O
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

After reading Misty of Chincoteague to my grandchildren, ages 4 and 6,we decided to Day Trip it to Chincoteague. We went the week after Pony Penning and found it very accessible.If you DO NOT have a National Park pass, do yourself a favor and invest...More

1  Thank gwen s
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Was the question my 4 year old asked as we were going in. The answer is it’s a great way to get a history lesson on the area. Sure they have Misty and Stormy that give the museum a road side attraction quality (or lack...More

1  Thank Lew R
Reviewed 4 August 2018

Please don't drive by this amazing, small museum on the way to the Refuge. You'll learn so much about this island, and what you'll learn will help you understand what you are seeing around the island. This is a gem. There is a scavenger hunt,...More

2  Thank nefertariMaryland
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

This is such a great place to go and learn so many little facts and tid bits about the island we love so much. Seeing the old records and pictures of the people and families that have been here forever were so neat to see....More

1  Thank callalily90
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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.