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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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wonderful history

The museum has everything to look at for history of the isLand. They have the pony misty and her first fold stuffed in the museum and lots of history about the iskand for everyone... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Glen Allen, Virginia
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Glen Allen, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

The museum has everything to look at for history of the isLand. They have the pony misty and her first fold stuffed in the museum and lots of history about the iskand for everyone to see. Great place to learn history and wants you want to come back again.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

This is a nifty place to visit. It tells you all about the island and its long history. Misty and Stormy and both there. They have a scavenger hunt and lets you look for different items in many of the exhibits. Fun for families to see who can get the most.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The original Fresnel lens from the lighthouse is on display and although the museum was closed when we arrived, the staff welcomed us and we got a detailed explanation of the lens and how it worked. They have Misty and Stormy, yes they have stuffed these legendary ponies, on display. A little creepy, but very cool to see what they... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

What a charming museum--depicting the history of the island. Not advertised is the fact that the museum has the famous pony, Misty (stuffed/taxidermied) as well. Surprisingly...not eerie at all.

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Milford, Delaware
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18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We love this museum and it's got something for everyone. The Fresnel lamp is at the beginning of the tour. They have a cute scavenger hunt so you are sure to look for the items on your list! We stop here every time we are in town, which is about 2-3 times a year. Lots of Chincoteague and oyster history.

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This island is a place where you can go and get next to nature. Have the pleasure of walking on the beach next to the Atlantic Ocean. Fish or Crab in all the small creeks or the bay. Watch rockets being launched just across the inlet on Wallops Island. There are so many things to see and do on Chincoteague.... More 

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virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Something always interesting is happening at this Museum. Besides the fascinating, informative permanent exhibits about Chincoteague Island life, history, and culture, new exhibits are unveiled. A case in point: the upcoming World War II exhibit. The Museum also sponsors fun events like the May Chinco de Mayo Art and Music Evening. This place is run by a warm and friendly... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Well worth visiting! It may be small, but suprisingly it packed in a wealth of Chincoteague history. A must for someone who desires to have a better understanding of the island and its people. I was fascinated by the World War II exhibit and reading the plaques. Misty of Chincoteague fans will be thrilled to see the actual horse, stuffed... More 

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Ephrata, Pennsylvania, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We had so much fun in this small, but very informative museum. We visited on a Saturday and were so glad we did. We participated in a scavenger hunt that had us looking for particular items in the museum, which was a fun addition to simply viewing historical displays. We were thrilled to see the large display of Misty of... More 

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Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

The collection from World War II was impressive. I was disappointed that the exhibit on the indigenous inhabitants of the area was entitled "First Visitors". That is inappropriate.

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

Amy, thank you for visiting our Museum. We are so glad that you enjoyed our new WW II exhibit. Thank you for your feedback about our exhibit on the American Indian groups of the region. We are in the process of doing new research that will add to and change this exhibit. The "First Visitors" title was meant to communicate... More 

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