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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Milford, Delaware
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Milford, Delaware
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50 reviews 50 reviews
18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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92 attraction reviews
230 helpful votes 230 helpful votes
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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196 reviews 196 reviews
25 attraction reviews
156 helpful votes 156 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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14 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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 

Pennsylvania
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152 reviews 152 reviews
47 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Highlight of the visit. Has a lot of exhibits from the past ages of the area. Even husband was fascinated & I usually have to drag him into a museum.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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21 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed visiting this well set-up museum. It depicts some of the local history, the story of oystering, and some of the events that shaped the island and it's inhabitants. Best part - the taxidermist prepared Misty of Chincoteague and her foal Stormy.

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Wonderful museum with Island history and of course Misty and Stormy The museum is a must on you vacation to Chincoteague Island

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Columbia, MD
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The Museum of Chincoteague is well-worth the visit, especially when tired of the beach, or when rain and/or cold encourages one to stay indoors. Exhibits depict the evolution of the human community on the island from prehistoric to contemporary times. Many of the exhibits are sponsored by local Chincoteague businesses and prominent families, and the artifacts have been donated by... More 

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