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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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Pickerington, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

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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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

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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48 reviews 48 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Fairfax, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Very small. Nicely done.$3 perperson. Worth a short stop. Great for kids. Lots of artifacts about local architecture and the famous ponies.

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Harrisburg
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72 reviews 72 reviews
27 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

They have the very best collection of memorabilia and historical items of Chincoteague. I very highly reccomend seeing this museum. It is just before the Assateague Island bridge.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

decided to give museum a try.Been coming to Chincoteague for over 25 years and never visited.It is not huge nor is it very modern with lots of electronical exhibits.It was factual and I learned a lot neat little things about Chincoteague.The people working there were extremley nice.There was a savanger hunt that was really fun.For $3.00 you can't lose.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Tells history of Chincoteague and the famous book, has scavenger hunt kids will love, and the staff is so nice. Very low entry fee and 12 and under are free. Definitely glad we stopped; the outside looks small but don't miss this place!

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Smyrna, Delaware
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Just visited the Museum with one of my daughters. We both loved it. It was cool to see the real "Misty" and "Stormy" of Chincoteague! We also enjoyed all the history of the island over the past 100+ years.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Everything you could want to know about the island history. The exhibits were informative and beautifully presented. Plus, a taxidermied Misty and Stormy greet museum visitors, which my six year old loved.

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