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Museum of Chincoteague

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Address: 7125 Maddox Blvd, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
Phone Number: +1 757-336-6117
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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.

WE ARE CLOSED FOR THE WINTER SEASON. WE REOPEN IN MARCH.

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A great afternoon to learn about the area!

Although my daughter has been many times, my husband and I had not been. We spent an afternoon learning about history of the area. There was a fun scavenger hunt that really... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Dawn T
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Delmar, Delaware

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Delmar, Delaware
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although my daughter has been many times, my husband and I had not been. We spent an afternoon learning about history of the area. There was a fun scavenger hunt that really made you look into each of the exhibits and get more out of the experience. The person working the check out was super friendly when we arrived.

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Thank Dawn T
New Fairfield, Connecticut
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A cute little museum containing the history of the island. It is self guided. The museum even boasts Misty and her foal Stormy, of the famous books.

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alburtis
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I have driven by this museum many times over the past decade or so and now regret not stopping in more than once. My wife and I went in over Thanksgiving weekend and what a wonderful surprise. A great stop for adults as well as for kids and easy to spend an hour or so reading the displays.

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Thank crex51
West Chester Pa
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

I guess this is what you get for 3 bucks. The exhibit is superficial though there are a few things I learned about the area.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

This museum has done an excellent job of capturing the life and history of the Chincoteague area. Many exhibits in a small floor print, plus Misty and Stormy.

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Thank Brian N
New Bern, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

This is a small museum funded the the local population. It may be small but it is chock full of interesting artifacts and information. They also have a good choice of gifts and books to take home.

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Thank GmaSandra
Princeton, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

This museum, located in Chincoteague, Va, features local small town history, Native American island artifacts plus taxidermied ponies, Misty and her foal, Stormy, from Marguerite Henry's pony books about the wild ponies of Chincoteague/Assateague Islands. Displayed were lighthouse items including a huge lighthoudr lense. It took longer than expected to see everthing as we participated in a scavenger hunt to... More 

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Thank Mary B
Annapolis, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This museum is in a modern building filled with light and with great collections of local birds and items of local history. Also has the original Misty (stuffed) and her foal, there for eternity.

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Thank JudyBilly
Yorktown, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

While many come to the museum to see the original Misty of Chincoteague, my favorite display is the lighthouse lens. This museum offers a quaint glimpse of life as it was (and still is) on Chincoteague.

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Thank Cindy M
Chincoteague Island, Virginia
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Have been for several talks and activities. Every time I go, I learn something new. A wide variety of local information, history, and photographs to enjoy. And of course, Misty & Stormy - bless their hearts.

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