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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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Winsted, Connecticut
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

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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51 reviews 51 reviews
8 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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ocean city
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64 reviews 64 reviews
14 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This old house is only open on Fridays from 1pm until 3pm. Very worth checking out. The lady that was there, was very knowledgeable about the house and very happy to tell the story over and over when new people came in.

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Richmond, Virginia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

While exploring the island we ran across this little house and read the historic sign. It was closed, I believe had weekend hours. Oldest house on the island, if your into history, it doesn't cost anything to ride by and look at it.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 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
52 helpful votes 52 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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