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Museum of Chincoteague

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Address: 7125 Maddox Blvd, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336-2104
Phone Number: +1 757-336-6117
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Located at the entrance of Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, this...

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.

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We see a new thing every time we go

When you first go in and pay (yes there is a small fee) you can get a game where you find items in the exhibits. We play this game every year we come because they change the items... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Simply S
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Cambridge, Maryland

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Cambridge, Maryland
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

When you first go in and pay (yes there is a small fee) you can get a game where you find items in the exhibits. We play this game every year we come because they change the items you hunt for and we discover new things about the islands history. The original Misty and Stormy are there (in taxidermied fashion)... More 

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Thank Simply S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We visited here because my son loves Misty! We had never been here so we decided to check it out. It is super reasonably priced which is great when it comes to family activities. The staff was nice and welcoming. It does not take you long to go through it however they offer a scavenger hunt for both adults and... More 

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Thank Jennifer B
NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove by this museum many times, noting the sign, "The Real Misty is Here!" Toward the end of our visit to Chincoteague and Assateague Islands, we did stop. It hadn't occurred to me that the "Real Misty" was indeed, Misty, preserved for generations. At first, I was horrified. I then became somewhat fascinated. It was a good visit and... More 

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Vineland, New Jersey
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30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Be sure to visit the museum. They provide scavenger hunt papers to help keep the younger visitors engaged in the exhibits. The taxidermied Misty is on display as an Icon to the island and the children's stories. The museum often has programs and speakers for families as well.

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Thank Brandi G
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small museum that is full of interesting and unusual exhibits, very small entrance fee, nice tshirts. Friendly staff - a really fun place!

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Thank Dot B
bklyn ny
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice little museum , The town has a rich history and it tells it well. There is a bit of a scavenger hunt which makes you slow down and spend a little more time there on a hot afternoon.

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Thank yardygirl
Waterford, Connecticut
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed the history presented in this little gem of a museum. I had mixed emotions as I found the real Misty on display .....somehow that seemed a bit wrong to me....but Ok ....I got over it.

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Thank Kathleen L
Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good depiction of the history of the island! Like the scavenger hunt, it makes sure you learn about the history of the island.

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Thank frequent_travel6
Deer Creek, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good exhibits on Misty the horse stuffed and the original ranch and the people who lived there. Also enjoyed the education, religion, African American, Shipwrecks, Gilded Age, Lighthouse, and much more. The museum is actually bigger on the inside than it looks. Cost: $4 and a good way to spend about an hour. Covers the 300 year history of... More 

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Montgomery
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum shows the history of the island, and has the real Misty! It is a small museum, but is packed with lots of interesting displays and information.

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