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Captain Timothy Hill House

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Address: 5122 Main St, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
Phone Number: 19738315961
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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 and also in July Wednesdays 1-3 PM. Other times on occasion or by appointment.
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Almost missed this

This was interesting. We just happened to come across it on our ride around the island. didn't go for the tour

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This was interesting. We just happened to come across it on our ride around the island. didn't go for the tour

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Very interesting, had not seen this on previous visits. Good historical lesson for my grandson. Cool carvings of skipjacks on the outside of the home.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

There is not a lot of things inside and if you go will maybe take at most 10 minutes. If you do go though look around the back at the graffiti left by Timothy Hill's children.

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Hampton, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

QHouse is not on original sight but was neat to see. The volunteer was very informative and very friendly. Takes about 15 minutes. Good for a quick stop.

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Wakefield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

awesome to see a structure so old yet so well preserved in such a remote location . we stumbled upon it while wandering around this awesome island .

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New Holland, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This is a cool place to stop at and have a look around, but don't expect much. This is a five-minute history lesson at the most.

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Hazlet
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We rented a home just up the road from The Hill House and stopped several times - even once when it was supposed to be open - it was not open. From the outside, the house looked like it had been restored so much so that very little seemed to be original. Peeking in the windows, we got the same... More 

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Middletown, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We learned a lot about the first known house on the island though its only opened one day a week on Friday but its free and the history they have about it is awesome

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Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Cute little house with an awesome history. We did not actually tour it...but stumbled across it one day when exploring the island. Found out the history later...which made it fun to think back to how life used to be on this wonderful island.

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Winsted, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I loved the house. The volunteer gave a great description of the house's history. The upper level was a bit fragile for my husband to go upstairs. I loved the old fashioned mouse trap. Very cool. It was worth the visit. The etchings on the outside of the house of the boats were very cool. Worth a stop.

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