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Captain Timothy Hill House

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Address: 5122 Main St, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336-3103
Phone Number: 19738315961
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Wed 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Captain Timothy Hill House was built circa 1800 and is the oldest known...

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 Wednesdays 1-3 PM thru Aug. 3rd. Other times on occasion or by appointment. Admission is free but donations are greatly appreciated.

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What a great history lesson

Great history of the oldest house on the island, very nice people that were excited about sharing the history and it was free just ask for donations

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Dawn D
Smithsburg, Maryland
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Smithsburg, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great history of the oldest house on the island, very nice people that were excited about sharing the history and it was free just ask for donations

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Mims, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in Chincoteague Island the week of the "Pony Swim". While we were exploring Main Street, we came across this house. We stopped by to read the history of the house and take some pictures. There are hours that you can go inside and take a closer look, but we did not get a chance to go back, but... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

This little house is the oldest on the island- built in the early 1800's. It's only open one or two days a week and only for a couple of hours each time, but do check the schedule and try to get there when they're open. The volunteer who was there the day we visited was super knowledgeable about the house... More 

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Elkton, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Authentic old home moved to the current site and renovated...a work in progress. Happened to be open when we were driving past. There were quite a few people in a small space and we were pressed for time. I hope to return with more time to hear all about it's history!

Thank Ruth H
North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

The town of Chincoteague is quite small. We came upon this little cabin by just driving by. It was almost at one end and could easily be missed. We did not have a chance to view it from the inside because it wasn't open at the time. Check the website for details. There is no admission but appears to be... More 

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Laurel, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

I highly commend the owners of the Timothy Hill House for saving it from ruin and letting the public visit. The hours are iffy, but if it's open, you must visit to get a taste of early life on the island. We had a tour from the owner who saw us looking longingly at the place (it wasn't open at... More 

Thank Kat W
Chincoteague Island, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

Even if it is closed, it is worth a quick stop to see the carvings on the outside. also check the website: captaintimothyhillhouse.com

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Pocomoke City, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Unique piece of island history. Make sure you check the hours and go when someone is there to tell you about it and see inside.

Thank Fred H
Rougemont, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

We saw this home from the outside on a very stormy day. It was closed; maybe due to being off season. Can't really rate it. Neighborhood it's in is worth seeing. Not as built up as other areas on the island; marsh lands and wooded areas, which are lovely.

Thank ViajeMujer
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

This is a really neat house that shows how earlier settlers of the island lived. The house is located on the north side of Main St. well past the High School. It is off the beaten path but worth the trek away from the beach and Main St. shops. The house was closed when we visited on a Saturday but... More 

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