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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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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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It was very cheap to get in. The gift shop was amazing. The museum it self was fun. They had a scavenger hunt for kids and adults! Really cool!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

It was very cheap to get in. The gift shop was amazing. The museum it self was fun. They had a scavenger hunt for kids and adults! Really cool!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Fun and interesting museum. They had a scavenger hunt that really interested my grandson. Lots of wonderful history and lore. I was very interested in how the local residents had survived past hurricanes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This is a great, quick stop to learn about the history and people of Chincoteague. This is a GREAT museum for kids also. Stop in and take a look, it's worth the time!

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Falls Church, Virginia
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11 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This was a nice stop to learn the history of Chincoteague and Misty. Very laid back and educational museum of a moderate size.

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Ocean Gate, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is a fine place for people of any age, great sights to see low cost and so worth it. The staff was nice and friendly

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

See Misty and Stormy of Chincoteague. The original lighthouse lantern. Memorabilia from the past with history of the seafood and oystering of the island.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

In a very unassuming way, it immerses you in the culture of the island and makes you love it even more. There are great videos about the citizens and how they've weathered adversity. Admission is only $3, and you can sometimes get free coupons from other businesses such as hotels and vacation rentals.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

It was smaller then I had hoped but it had lots of impotant artifacts in it including the preserved bodies of misty and stormy.

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Ellicott City, Maryland, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

My daughter loves the books about the Horses of Chincoteague so this was a must stop for her. However, we learned so much about the history of the area and about oysters not just getting to see Misty and Stormy and read about the horse round up. The hunt for items in the museum was fun and challenging! And the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This is the place to go for a great history lesson,from the moment you pay a small admission that goes right back to to the musseum. the workers are nice and anwser any question. The sights seen here are just wonderful. So worth it to stop in

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