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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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Very nice little museum. Well organized & informative. High recommend doing the scavenger hunt -- it's a lot of fun and really makes you look at the exhibits.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Caledonia, New York
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Very nice little museum. Well organized & informative. High recommend doing the scavenger hunt -- it's a lot of fun and really makes you look at the exhibits.

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Yorktown, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Home of (stuffed) Misty and Stormy, local legends because of the book that was penned on the island and first shown at the local theatre using natives of the area. Great display of local artifacts and detailed history of the island. My favorite part was seeing the film where they interviewed locals who went through the horrible Ash Wednesday Storm.... More 

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Reedsville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We spent about 1 hour there .Exploring artifacts and learned about the history of the Island. Oyster industry; chicken farming; 2 famous real ponies ( stuffed ) on display; and a lot more . Very reasonable $3.00

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Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This is a perfect rainy day activity on the island. Misty and Stormy are the main attractions. However, no petting allowed, sorry. At this small museum, located at the entrance to the Wildlife Refuge, you can spend 45-60 minutes exploring the artifacts and learning about the oyster industry, chicken farming, the schools, race relations, the impact of hurricanes, and much... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

This is a decent but small museum that is best appreciated by folks who have visited Chincoteague a few times and want to see its history. Be forewarned, however: If you are squeamish, you should be aware that two famous horses, Misty and Stormy, are stuffed and on display. I thought they were cool...my wife was less enthusiastic!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Scavenger hunt was fun! Staff was super friendly and helpful. Life size Misty taxidermy - shorter horse than I expected!! Great presentations.

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Toms River, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a great little museum that really helps to teach you about the history of Chincoteague Island. They have a scavenger hunt which allows the whole family to learn a little about each of the exhibits. I would recommend this for families of all ages.

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Ashburn, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

We spent about an hour here at the museum. It's not large, but tells a great story. We caught about half of the lecture (talk) by a former local resident. Loved hearing his stories about growing up on Chincoteague Island. Museum was laid out well, and the staff was very helpful. And very reasonably priced admission.

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Orangeburg, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

My family loves horses and history and the children loved seeing Misty and her foal as well as learning about the history of Chincoteague. It was a wonderful visit!

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Chincoteague Island, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Such an interesting stop! So much interesting information and wonderful things on display. You're sure to learn something you didn't know about Chincoteague. The glass bulb from the lighthouse is magnificent. Not to mention, the famous Misty...what's left of the old girl, at least. A must stop spot to cool off during your visit to the island!

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Additional Information about Museum of Chincoteague

Address: 7125 Maddox Blvd., P.O.Box 352, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
Phone Number: 757-336-6117
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Chincoteague Island
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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