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Barrier Islands Center

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Loved the history!!

We were recommended a visit to the Barrier Island from our host at the Wachapreague Inn where we... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2018
Cathy W
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Rain or shine - a must see!

We were camping in Cape Charles and had a rainy day that sent us out looking for some things to do... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2018
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HEART OF THE COMMUNITY, SOUL OF A CULTURE It is a gathering place, graced by weathered porch rockers that welcome you into an art gallery and gift shop rivaling New York’s finest. It is a creative educator, grounding small-town children in history...more
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7295 Young St, Machipongo, VA 23405-1725
+1 757-678-5550
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Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

We were recommended a visit to the Barrier Island from our host at the Wachapreague Inn where we were staying. The Inn had organized a boat trip for us to go out to the beautiful barrier islands. We had an amazing time! The Barrier Island...More

Thank Cathy W
Reviewed 23 July 2018

We were camping in Cape Charles and had a rainy day that sent us out looking for some things to do. After passing this museum a few times over the past few years, I knew I wanted to stop in. So glad we did! This...More

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Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

My friend and I stopped here on our way to a meeting. This museum has very good displays about the Eastern Shore, stories about the farmers, watermen and local culture. They have a nice gift shop with quality books and local art & crafts. It’s...More

Thank LSNS2652
Reviewed 18 May 2018

First, I want to thank Clara Vaughn for writing the article "Food, culture subject of Delmarva documentary." This caught our attention and we knew we wanted to visit this museum. We have driven past it on numerous occasions, always going to or from the Low...More

Thank travelexplorer27
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Museum recommended by a local on a rainy day with two little ones. We really enjoyed ourselves and learned a lot about the history of the island life on the eastern shore. We have lived here for fifteen years, but know little about the history...More

3  Thank michellemM3971OX
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Beautiful and free. Open limited hours but well worth the visit. We were greeted by a local docent who gave us a great oral history of the building and exhibits. So much to see there, even in the attic. Be sure to stop by, you...More

3  Thank wxprof
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

If you want to know what the Eastern Shoe is all about, this is the place to start !!! It is family friendly, the staff is fun and involved in the daily life of the center...What a place to go back in time, from the...More

3  Thank Lawrence S
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Learned so much about early life on the Eastern Shore. A very hardy people, who overcame the elements to survive. Lots of exhibits of old time implements for harvesting the bounty of the sea.

3  Thank Joe M
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Looking for something to do that's FREE. Yes, FREE! It's educational and It doesn't take alot of time. For years I've been coming to the Eastern Shore (ES) for business and going through to head north. I never took the time to stop and see...More

4  Thank Nurseviv24
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

We stopped here while visiting Cape Charles. It's right on rt. 13 and easily accessible to anyone driving by. It was so much more impressive than I expected from a small town museum. The upstairs is divided into rooms that are decorated in a way...More

3  Thank Stephanie S
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For the most up-to-date hours, you should check their website.