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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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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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See the history of the island in a very nice presentation. The museum is never the same place twice. It seems like something has been added every time we stop.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Anthony T
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Cambridge, Maryland

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Cambridge, Maryland
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54 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

See the history of the island in a very nice presentation. The museum is never the same place twice. It seems like something has been added every time we stop.

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Thank Anthony T
South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a great little museum by the side of the road. I was particularly impressed by the people behind the desk. They obviously enjoyed what they were doing. They were a Fountain of Knowledge and statistics.I applaud the town for keeping this wonderful Museum going.

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is really nothing special. It took us about 20 minutes to see it in its entirety. The $4 could be raised and they could upgrade it some. Hint: our GPS took us to the wrong place on the first try.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This little place allows you to see the history of the island. There is even a scavenger hunt to make it interesting. You should definitely check this out while on the island.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is fairly small but packs a lot of history into it. We learned so much about the island and were glad we visited the museum. There is a small entrance fee but is well worth the few dollars to learn so much about the area. Would visit again

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Thank Linda J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ladies in there were a wealth of information. Very cool place to visit! They gave us great information about the ponie penning and a great history of Misty of Chincoteague.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After seeing the crowds that turned out for pony penning week, I was afraid that this museum would turn out to be a shrine of Misty and Stormy with people lined up and candles and weird chanting. At a minimum, I had it pegged to be the equine equivalent of going to see the elephant man's bones. But as it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum was one of the highlights of our trip. My children loved the scavenger hunt and learned history along the way!

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Mims, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in Chincoteague Island for the week of the ''Pony Swim''. We took advantage of a lot of different activities on the island and we visited the museum. It is not a huge museum, but what was inside was so interesting and informative. My husband and I took our time and read over everything about the early days of... More 

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful little museum, great, friendly staff. One of the Beebe family descendants gave a speech. They give you sheet when you first enter that has items listed that you have to find through out the museum, it was fun. The highlight display was the real Misty & Stormy taxidermy do ponies, beautifully done,

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