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Museum of Chincoteague

Opens in 13 min: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Great little museum

This is the very best way of understanding the :history" of the island. Very informative. It is a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Fairfax County, Virginia
Super Informative

The Museum of Chincoteague sure packs a lot in a small space. A visit leaves one knowing a lot more... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Matthew S
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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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Hours Today: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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7125 Maddox Blvd, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336-2104
+1 757-336-6117
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Reviewed 5 days 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank FarAway248425
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 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
Reviewed 4 September 2018

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 29 August 2018

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
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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.