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Captain Timothy Hill House

5122 Main St, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
973 831 5961
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Type: Historic Sites
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Atlanta, Georgia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

If you like history, this is a must. Docents were very interested in sharing the story of the house and original family. This is a real gift from the people who currently own the home! They saved it from destruction! Thank you!

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Newark, Delaware
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Go on the one day they are open for the tour. It is a 1 room, 2 floor hues but the volunteer organization that runs it for donations are wonderful interpreters. A Girl Scout gold Award put them back on the map. A wonderful connection to the early history of the island. We donated more than ordinarily we do other... More

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Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Small doesn't begin to describe this house, but it's totally interested and unique. Its hours to tour the inside are extremely limited, so check their website first. Even if it's not open to see inside, you can still peer in through the windows and it's worth it.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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161 reviews 161 reviews
67 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

A nice small old house for a limited diversion. A bit off the beaten path. Currently closed for season.

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Haddonfield, New Jersey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

This restored oldest house in Chincoteague was once a home to a Captain and his large family. While it may not look large, the history related to it is. The guide captivates you with her story telling. When we arrived the guide was ready to close, but thanks to her southern hospitality, she kindly gave us a tour and answered... More

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Chincoteague Island, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

What a treasure to have been restored after they found the carvings inside and out of the oldest house on the island. A good story to be told of Jenny Hill as well.

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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Please stop in and visit this house when it is open on the weekends! Owners are very knowledgeable and the short "tour" is very cool. Also, please consider supporting these folks in their private conservation and restoration efforts (they sell a nice coffee mug!)

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

This little house sat by the side of the road for many years just falling apart, I was horrified that no one thought this was worth saving. Then along came some wonderful people who took an interest in the little house and they with their own determination decided to buy and restore the house. Thank you so much, this little... More

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Ringwood, New Jersey
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47 reviews 47 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

The house was closed when I stopped by but it didn't stop me from checking the place out. It's very tiny and you can see almost everything through the windows. With a 2-hour per week open time-slot it's hit or most likely miss situation. I understand why so no complaints. Love to hear about the history of the island so... More

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

It's off the main drag, a little hard to find, and only open for 2 hours a week, but it is worth the time to visit this interesting little spot. We were lucky enough to come by when a local girl scout, working on her Silver Badge was there to give a run down of the outside of the house... More

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