Captain Timothy Hill House

Captain Timothy Hill House, Chincoteague Island: Hours, Address, Captain Timothy Hill House Reviews: 4.5/5

Captain Timothy Hill House
4.5
Friday
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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The Captain Timothy Hill House was built circa 1800 and is the oldest known house on Chincoteague Island. Originally built to have a wooden chimney...the replica of that chimney is now in place. Listed on The National Register of Historic Places and The Virginia Landmarks Register in 2011...a visit to this house is a step back in time to the early life on the island. Open to the public during the summer season with tours on Fridays 1-3 PM. Other times by appointment. Admission is free but donations are greatly appreciated.
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CJTDJT
17 contributions
Jul 2021
We drove past this small cabin and found out they were open on Friday afternoons. We made an effort to visit and really enjoyed the tour and learning about this 200 year old cabin. It is worth a visit if you happen to be there on a Friday afternoon. Note: It is a historically significant building.
Written July 9, 2021
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only1kirk
Salisbury, MD193 contributions
The Captain Timothy Hill House, one of the 26 original houses on the island is a remarkable place to visit. Owned now and restored by Broadway actors it is a crowning jewel in the history of Chincoteague. It's one of those places that you can feel the history within the walls. When your there check out the tall ship carvings on the house and learn the truth about the demise of Jennie Hill. This is worth the look.
Written July 23, 2012
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Ruth H
Elkton, Maryland62 contributions
Jun 2016 • Family
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!
Written July 8, 2016
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gogogirlsouthland1
North Carolina325 contributions
May 2016 • Couples
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 dependent on volunteers and you may have to schedule a visit. This is a very recent discovery to the town's attractions. In 2009 it was a forlorn little outbuilding that was almost torn down, hidden under layers added over the years.
It is almost square with a loft inside. (Looked in the windows) For its size it is a wonderful example of how a compact building could provide a secure shelter. A simple walking it off measure gave about 20 x 24ft. Hewn from logs, the story of this house is gradually unfolding. It's an enjoyable read with photos and can be found at the Captain Timothy Hill House website. After its discovery it was moved to the current site and restored. Even though one room, the high ceiling gives it a spaciousness that many tiny homes lack. Again, no admission charge though I'm sure donations are gladly accepted.
Written June 27, 2016
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Alison H
Lancaster, PA101 contributions
Aug 2013 • Family
It's off the main drag, a little hard to find, and only open for 2 hours a week, but it is worth the time to visit this interesting little spot. We were lucky enough to come by when a local girl scout, working on her Silver Badge was there to give a run down of the outside of the house (the ships carved on the outside of the logs--amazing!), and there was an additional volunteer giving an inside tour. We got an amazing amount of information from both. The owners of this house are to be appreciated for saving it from the wrecking ball--it is a very important part of Chincoteague history.
Written August 10, 2013
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Sonya R
None9 contributions
Apr 2012 • Couples
This home has been lovingly restored to how it was originally. This is the oldest surviving home on Chincoteague and it has a lot of interesting history behind it. From the ship carvings on the exterior, to the history concerning Jennie Hill. This gem is a must see!
Written July 28, 2012
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fun2beearound
Ocean City, MD25 contributions
Sep 2018 • Family
We had a great time with the owners of this home last Friday as they did a superb job restoring this home. they engaged with my four kids with q & a that i felt they really cared to educated the public of all ages about what this homes history was. it broadened our perspective for what this island started out as. i would highly recommend planing out time for this home as AI is becoming less about history and culture and more about fun amusements. it is great to see this history come alive and I thank them for their effort in preservation and contribution to the public and AI history. please donate to their cause and let it live on forever!
Written September 4, 2018
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bakersfield2016
Richmond, VA5 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
So we set out right before dark on Saturday. I wanted to get a few photographs of the place before dark. Right after my wife and I parked, 2 more cars pulled up. This place was not open but the gentleman who owns the place let us tour it inside and out. He was really kind and told us the story behind it. I doubt many outsiders even know this is here. A great piece of history.
Written June 17, 2018
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nina127
Ellicott City, MD84 contributions
Sep 2017 • Couples
We came across this historic house while driving around on the island. We couldn't go inside, but we did peek in the windows. It's an amazing place, considering how old it is.
Hope to be able to go inside on a return trip. Read about the history, so interesting.
Written September 11, 2017
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Hugh T
Frederick, Maryland103 contributions
Jun 2017 • Couples
Likely the oldest building on the island, the Hill House is available for very limited hours with tours by volunteers. This two story cabin has several interesting features and is worth at least a brief diversion for those interested in social history and architecture.
Written June 23, 2017
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Captain Timothy Hill House is open:
  • Fri - Fri 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM