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Museum of Chincoteague

7125 Maddox Blvd., P.O.Box 352, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
757-336-6117
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Located at the entrance of Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, this museum chronicles the island's history and of the oystering and seafood... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Chincoteague, Virginia, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

This museum looks small - and it is - but the collection inside is extensive & very interesting. I am only docking one star because the centerpiece item is a little creepy. The taxidermized Misty, out in the open, standing at an awkward angle. This experience single-handedly ruined my childhood memories of Misty of Chincoteague. At least put the poor... More

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Bloomington, IN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

After hours outside on the beach, hiking, or boating, you might need a place to get into the air conditioning. This is a great choice, it has info about the history of Chincoteague and the industries on the island, plus about the ponies. The stuffed Misty and Stormy are currently there but if you don't want to see them, you... More

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chincoteaguemuseum, Executive Director at Museum of Chincoteague, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for our museum! Please come again soon. We have a new exhibit on Chincoteague Island during World War II opening this October. -E.B. More

Clearfield, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Museums are being forced to change with the times and find new ways to attract visitors and keep their attention. This little building is doing just that. In addition to allowing visitors to wander about and learn at their own space, the museum also offers a fun way to make sure you're paying attention with a scavenger hunt. The displays... More

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Frederick, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The museum is small, but it is packed with information. It takes about an hour to go through the self-guided tour. There is a scavenger hunt to keep things interesting for children (and adults). The staff were very helpful. Misty and Stormy are here, if you read the books and want to see the real horses (stuffed, of course).

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Canton, Ohio
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14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This little place is a gem. From the original lighthouse frensel to local history exhibits to the taxidermed Misty and Stormy, there is something inside for everyone. Definitely gives you an understanding of Chincoteague's historical and commercial roots. Staff was friendly and happily answered questions. And the scavenger hunt was a true benefit -- it occupied the kids and allowed... More

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Coolville, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This is small museum but full of interesting things like the original light from the light house. The lady at the desk was very nice and friendly :)

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Pickerington, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Misty and Stormy are physically located at the museum. The museum provides history about Chincoteague Island. They had a scavenger hunt in the museum. We enjoyed our time at the museum.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Misty of Chincoteague and her foal, Stormy, are here ! I was a little girl all over again - it was great!! Definitely go :)

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Southeastern, Pennsylvania
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5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

A small but very informative and interesting museum. My daughter and wife who hate museums really enjoyed this one. A stop here is a must to understand the history and significance of the island. The exhibits were very well thought out and displayed. The staff was very friendly and helpful as well.

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Wilmington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

A cool little museum perfect for learning the history of Chincoteague and the area generally. I cannot say enough good things about the very nice women that greeted us, answered our questions and helped with the scavenger hunt. Both young and old will find something of interest. It is very small but don't let that fool you - a lot... More

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