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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
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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Very nice museum

We visited this museum on arrival in Chincoteague and it really gave us a feel for the history of the island. Our grandchildren (9 & 12) loved the scavenger hunt and it kept them... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Jeannette, Pennsylvania

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Jeannette, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited this museum on arrival in Chincoteague and it really gave us a feel for the history of the island. Our grandchildren (9 & 12) loved the scavenger hunt and it kept them interested the whole time, looking for things on the list. Great idea!

Thank Christy4565
Dumfries, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed the scavenger hunt around the museum learning about the island in a different way! You can see THE Misty and Stormy on display as well.

Thank R C
Lehighton, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a great stop. Our hotel was next door. It entertained my 12 and 17 year old. The scavenger hunt is a great way to slow the kids down. The staff were very friendly as well.

Thank ysharrow
Nanty Glo, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We come here every year to do the scavenger hunt. It's a small museum with alot of information about the Island. It's very clean and the staff there are always willing to answer any qqs. you may have.

Thank edward38
Harbeson, Delaware
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sorry to say the museum is closed on Mondays. :-( Since I was visiting on a day trip, I could not visit. There is construction going on behind the building which makes parking more difficult

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Layton, NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here and was pleasantly surprised ! Small museum with a nice array of local history of the island and "Misty" . Inexpensive and definitely worth your time.

Thank Quincy2805
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here with our 3 granddaughters and spend more time than we anticipated because we were all interested in the exhibits. The girls had read Misty and loved the exhibits about the book. There were many exhibits about the history of the area and life on Chincoteague. We all enjoyed the extensive scavenger hunt throughout the exhibits. Staff were... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Military families get in free with ID. We had listened to the Misty story on CD in the car earlier, the kids (8-13) were interested in the items related to Misty and the Beatys. But after all the driving behind and ahead of us our attention span was short. There is a lot here for such a small space. It... More 

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped in primarily to see the original light from the Assateague Lighthouse, but found this little museum to be just jam packed full of photos and displays about the local history. This little museum is an awesome resource for anyone interested in learning more about Chincoteague. They also offer a scavenger hunt to make the visit more interactive. Sweet,... More 

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Lake Hiawatha, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son and I enjoyed looking around the museum and seeing, not only the pony history, but also the ocean businesses and town life of days gone by. We chose to buy our reasonably-priced $15 t-shirts there to help promote the museum.

Thank mabensh

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