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Museum of Chincoteague

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Address: 7125 Maddox Blvd., P.O.Box 352, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
Phone Number: 757-336-6117
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Located at the entrance of Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, this...
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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Museum visit with granddaughter

This is the first time we have been there with a youngster-age 10 in over 35 years with he father and uncle. Been there since but just my wife and I. They have a scavenger hunt... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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South Plainfield, New Jersey
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South Plainfield, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This is the first time we have been there with a youngster-age 10 in over 35 years with he father and uncle. Been there since but just my wife and I. They have a scavenger hunt primarily for the kids, but I saw a lot of adults doing it also. Makes sure you look at all parts of the museum... More 

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Athens, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The museum has a variety of displays and activities for all ages. You can learn a lot about the island from visiting. The staff are all friendly.

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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Worth a stop, for fans of the book as they sell hard cover copies with the farms branding iron mark inside. Great lighthouse display and of course there's Misty. Adults are 3 dollars and kids under 12 are free.

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Columbus, Ohio
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11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I love Fresnel lenses and lighthouses, so I was really looking forward to learning more about the island (and not just the ponies). The one time we went where people were there, no one would open the door. It was so frustrating.

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Bordentown, New Jersey, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

Do not let its small size fool you. Alot of information and history on the island. Takes aleast an hour to see everything, maybe more. They offer a scavanger hunt while your visiting the muesum. It makes the visit that much more interesting.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

It is a small museum with lots of information about the island and is not overwhelming to do. great for a rainy day and want to get out of the house

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Andover, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

allow at least an hour. it looks small for there is a lot of information we only had about a 1/2 hour and rushed through.

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Fairfax County, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

They are very clever and gave kids a treasure hunt of the museum. With out this seek and find - the kids would have been done in 5 minutes. Because we had to search for items - we stayed over an hour and had a lot of fun!

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VA
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

A very interesting museum that covers the history of the island. We particularly enjoyed the WWII exhibit.

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Millsboro, Delaware, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

For a small museum it has surprisingly vast displays. the staff is very knowledgeable and dedicated. We learned a lot about Chincoteague at that museum. Only 3 dollars admission fee.

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