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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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Richmond, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We loved seeing "stuffed" Misty, and her foal, Stormy at this museum. What an experience for my kids! They had a lot of information about the historical aspects of Chincoteague, along with Misty. The museum was small, but the staff was very helpful and it was only $3 for an entry fee (kids were free). I would definitely go back!

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Dulce, NM
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We went into this seemingly little museum, thinking we'd be there maybe a half hour, and spent more than 2 hours! It is beautifully designed, and packed with interesting information. We did the scavenger hunt, which did take us(the adults!) deeper into the displays, as they said it would. We thoroughly enjoyed it, and definitely feel more connected to Chincoteague... More

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61 reviews 61 reviews
10 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

As an adult who idealized the Misty books as a child and now reads them to our children this visit perfected our trip to Chincoteague. To seee the real Misty and learn more about the island was fantastic. Museum staff were so friendly and a must do for any fan of the stories and island!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Museum was great-much MUCH more than expected...a complete history of the island and its people, climate, education, etc. a very detailed account of the past of the island. Very excellent for children-they have a scavenger hunt while there and it keeps the kids busy and actually makes them read the information on the displays! Stormy & Misty are there too!(taxidermed)

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Gap, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The workers there r great and wonderful and super. What a great place to learn about chincoteague. Love it.

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Misty and Stormy were preserved by taxidermy so you can see the actual two horses of your childhood storybook - worth seeing just for that! Along with artifacts related to the story, and the annual swimming of the horses from Assateague. It is a small museum with nice exhibits that are well explained and the museum staff are very helpful... More

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Chincoteague Island, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Chincoteague Island Virginia's Museum is a must see for those visiting. Local history, industry and lore are artfully displayed. The exhibits change frequently as does the fun scavenger hunt. An exhibit for young and old a like. Don't miss it!

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Quinton
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

For the size of the museum, there is a lot to learn. Probably better for adults than children since there is quite a bit of reading to gain a true picture of the island's history. We really enjoyed this museum.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This little museum kept us engaged for over an hour enjoying the exhibits. The museum has been reinvented and includes a "scavenger hunt" that is a "must do". The famous Misty of Chincoteague is also on display along with a wide variety of Chincoteague and Assateague related items/topics. Staff is wonderful and museum has a local, friendly feel to it.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We spent at least an hour touring this museum. They have a scavenger hunt for the kids, that was fun for us adults to do as well. Lots of history on the island, the locals and industries that have changed the island.

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