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Captain Timothy Hill House

5122 Main St, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336-3103
+1 973-831-5961
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Sure glad I decided to go visit.

So we set out right before dark on Saturday. I wanted to get a few photographs of the place before... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
bakersfield2016
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Richmond, Virginia
What a sweet look at a home built in 1800.

This little home is a treasure found on Main Street. It's so wonderful that Chincoteague saved it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
986madvc
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Texas
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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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5122 Main St, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336-3103
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This little home is a treasure found on Main Street. It's so wonderful that Chincoteague saved it for others to experience.

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Reviewed April 17, 2018

Captain Timothy Hill House is the oldest home on the island circa 1800 and is registered as a Virginia Historic Landmark. It is located on Main Street. One of the unique things about this home is that it has a wooden chimney which was common...More

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Reviewed April 14, 2018

You can see how a house this well built would last a long time, I know it's not the original but it is built so much better than modern houses.

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Reviewed April 7, 2018

This is a neat old house and a nice restoration. If you can, go when the house is open to see the inside. The restoration is very well done and worthy of all of the recognition that the owners have received. It is also worth...More

Thank bankman2015
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Reviewed March 24, 2018

This house is so incredible. The restoration of this home is so important for the history of Chincoteague. Just walking up to it takes you back.

Thank Karen B
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

The story of the restoration and preservation of this unique house is extraordinary, and a real testament to its private owners. A walk through provides unique insights into the working ways of early settlers on Chincoteague Island. Fascinating details can be found, as well as...More

Thank WTRey
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Reviewed December 21, 2017

This house is a very interesting structure! It is a one-room house with a bed, table, and fireplace. On the outside boards, the owner scratched a picture of a sailing ship. This was probably the ship that he was Captain of back in the early...More

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Reviewed December 7, 2017

Located on Main Street (North-East of the bridge) is the renovated Timothy Hill House. One just pulls over onto the roadside and can explore the exterior of the small house and grounds with pond. Interesting architecture and very charming site. Hope Chincoteague will preserve more...More

Thank Susan L
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Reviewed December 5, 2017

We visited this house during the Holiday Home Tour and were not disappointed. The house was an authentic picture of life in times past. The staff was knowledgeable and friendly. We had a great visit.

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