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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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Quinton
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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Newark, Delaware
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

LOTS of great info and a wonderful full museum. See it for that. They give you a scavenger hunt sheet to see the museum with. Some take it seriously and hunt just for the answers. If you take your time and see the museum in detail you will find all the answers almost in order as they appear. I am... More

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Flagtown, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

great way to orient yourself to the island and life of eastern shore of VI. Staff is nice too. It's located right close to the park entrance

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Brussels
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

On your way back from the National Wildlife Refuge, just after you cross the causeway will be the museum on your right hand side. It's fairly small, with traditional static, non-interactive displays, but the kids will love seeing the original Misty of Chincoteague (assuming they're not put off by seeing a stuffed pony), and the adults will enjoy reading about... More

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Tinton Falls, New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The museum is not very large. It can be interesting, it is a view of historical Chincoteague Island life. The staff is friendly. There was a pretty famous children's book called Misty which was about one of the wild ponies of the area. The original Misty thanks to a taxidermist is here. Personally I find that a little weird however... More

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Moravia, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Gave a great snapshot of Chincoteague including the booms of oysters and chickens along with the background about Misty

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Fairview Park, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Didn't know anything about the islands until we visited the museum. They had a scavenger hunt which had you read everything there to be able to find everything. Loved seeing the real Misty & Stormy. (Wild ponies)

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ROMNEY
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

$3 per person and well worth it. I enjoyed seeing Misty and dojng yhe scavenger hunt. My teens enjoyed it!

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