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Address: 5122 Main St, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
Phone Number: 973 831 5961
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Description: The Captain Timothy Hill House was built circa 1800 and is the oldest...
The Captain Timothy Hill House was built circa 1800 and is the oldest known house on Chincoteague Island. It is listed on The National Register of Historic Places and The Virginia Landmarks Register. Open to the public...summer season tours on Fridays 1-3 PM. Other times on occasion or by appointment.
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One of the two oldest buildings in Virginia

The house has been renovated well keeping authenticity in mind. A tour in this small house is a step back in time.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
Aaron S
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The house has been renovated well keeping authenticity in mind. A tour in this small house is a step back in time.

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Delaware
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We were lucky to stumble upon this while exploring the island and were able to meet the owners and learn the special story of this house. It is a true treasure and we are very fortunate that the private owners are so committed to historic preservation. This is a must-stop on Chincoteague.

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Springfield, Ohio
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31 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This is a tiny house on Main Street. It is basically a pull over, read the sign and take a photo stop. Not much else to do here.

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Rockville, Maryland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The place has very limited hours (Friday 1 to 3 pm I think). The rather small house stands by the main street and has a small parking/pullover area.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Captain Timothy Hill House, Built Circa 1800. , Very informative history lesson not only on the oldest home built on Chincoteague Island, but also, a very informative ancestry lesson on the family that once lived in this home. The connected family that still to this day live on the Island. Love the tour and the lesson!!! Thanks to all that... More 

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Loved this little house. From the outside it doesnt look like much but once you see the inside and hear the docent telling the history of the house you realize it is so much more than it appears, Crazy to think people lived there let alone raising 11 kids there. Rumor has it there is a ghost of the little... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great little piece of history and the owners are very welcoming to visitors and know a lot of the history surrounding the house and its previous owners! Great find for us.

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Winsted, Connecticut
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We happened upon this little place as we were Geocaching on the island. It is a wonderful part of island history that needs to be shared. There is an old mouse trap in there that is quite interesting. The outside wood of the building has carved boats in it. There woman who gave the speech for us was quite knowledgeable... More 

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Ringwood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I love history and this place is a little piece that takes minutes to check out. Been coming for years and I love that this small home has been set up to see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We really stumbled upon this house, but it happened to be open when we drove by. It was interesting to hear some Chincoteague history and to drive to it's original site. The carved boats on the outside were amazing to see. The lady who was there was very informative and was glad to share stories and answer questions.

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