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Inexpensive and Extremely Interesting

There isn't much to do in Tangier so this place is pretty much a must-see. Totally worth it though... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Joseph M
Interesting visit... Well worth the $3!

The time you'll spend in the Tangier History Museum will be well worth the $3 entry fee. You'll... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2018
Crestview, Florida
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16215 Main Ridge Rd, Tangier, VA 23440, Tangier Island, VA
+1 757-891-2374
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There isn't much to do in Tangier so this place is pretty much a must-see. Totally worth it though. Say what you want about the people of Tangier but they will NOT gouge you. Prices everywhere are reasonable and the museum is no different. The...More

1  Thank Joseph M
Reviewed 1 September 2018

The time you'll spend in the Tangier History Museum will be well worth the $3 entry fee. You'll discover many lost secrets of both Tangier and the Chesapeake Bay. Interesting movie and many, many interesting local relics

1  Thank R H
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

This is a nice little museum that really shows lots of the rich history about Tangier Island. It has a short movie, lots of pics and artifacts and the check in ladies were very nice. Did I mention it has a/c for a nice refreshing...More

1  Thank JDBanks5
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

Must see! Very affordable and they gave my husband a complimentary admission due to his prior military service..We donated his admission:-) VERY nice museum and included a small gift shop and restrooms. The short 15-min video of Tangier really pulls together the history of the...More

Thank Agatha P
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

The museum is $3 entrance fee and they have a cute little gift shop. The museum showcases the entire history of Tangier and even has an informational video about life on Tangier. Great place for history buffs!

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Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

Settled in the early 1600s, Tangier Island has fascinating history throughout the centuries. From Captain John Smith to the War of 1812 to the Civil War, the influence of history on Tangier remains undiluted. Sadly, rising sea levels and erosion are putting this Chesapeake Bay...More

Thank Pam W
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This museum is chock full of pictures and articles about the life and happenings and the history of Tangier Island. It only costs $3 to visit this museum.

1  Thank Linda M
Reviewed 28 September 2017

I enjoy seeing how others live and it looks like a nice place to live, they seem to have everything just about. The museum was nice since I like history as well.

Thank Butterfllyman
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Unless you just want to eat, walk, or go into a small gift shop, your options for things to do on Tangier in the short hours you have there during the cruise are limited. There are some interesting things in the museum, especially the timeline...More

Thank SalErgrapes
Reviewed 10 September 2017

If you want the history, culture, how they live, and the facts about how the island is disappearing, then this is the place to go. Excellent display on erosion around the island. I appreciated the recordings of people talking about the culture, dating, the accent,...More

1  Thank C130driver
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Hope W
12 September 2017|
Response from Brian A | Reviewed this property |
Tangier Island has a website and the Museum hours should be posted there.
29 May 2017|
Response from RSharpe701 |
it's $50/night for a single and $60/night for a double. call ahead to reserve or you may not get one.