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Barrier Islands Center

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Cape History

Interesting artifacts about the history of the cape including life saving, and lifestyle on the... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
Laurel K
Loved the history!!

We were recommended a visit to the Barrier Island from our host at the Wachapreague Inn where we... read more

Reviewed August 10, 2018
Cathy W
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HEART OF THE COMMUNITY, SOUL OF A CULTURE It is a gathering place, graced by weathered porch rockers that welcome you into an art gallery and gift shop rivaling New York’s finest. It is a creative educator, grounding small-town children in history...more
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7295 Young St, Machipongo, VA 23405-1725
+1 757-678-5550
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

Interesting artifacts about the history of the cape including life saving, and lifestyle on the narrow strip of land at the mouth of the bay. Great stop.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Laurel K
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

We were recommended a visit to the Barrier Island from our host at the Wachapreague Inn where we were staying. The Inn had organized a boat trip for us to go out to the beautiful barrier islands. We had an amazing time! The Barrier Island...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Cathy W
Reviewed July 23, 2018

We were camping in Cape Charles and had a rainy day that sent us out looking for some things to do. After passing this museum a few times over the past few years, I knew I wanted to stop in. So glad we did! This...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

My friend and I stopped here on our way to a meeting. This museum has very good displays about the Eastern Shore, stories about the farmers, watermen and local culture. They have a nice gift shop with quality books and local art & crafts. It’s...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed May 18, 2018

First, I want to thank Clara Vaughn for writing the article "Food, culture subject of Delmarva documentary." This caught our attention and we knew we wanted to visit this museum. We have driven past it on numerous occasions, always going to or from the Low...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed October 7, 2017 via mobile

Museum recommended by a local on a rainy day with two little ones. We really enjoyed ourselves and learned a lot about the history of the island life on the eastern shore. We have lived here for fifteen years, but know little about the history...More

Date of experience: August 2017
3  Thank michellemM3971OX
Reviewed August 8, 2017

Beautiful and free. Open limited hours but well worth the visit. We were greeted by a local docent who gave us a great oral history of the building and exhibits. So much to see there, even in the attic. Be sure to stop by, you...More

Date of experience: August 2017
3  Thank wxprof
Reviewed May 17, 2017 via mobile

If you want to know what the Eastern Shoe is all about, this is the place to start !!! It is family friendly, the staff is fun and involved in the daily life of the center...What a place to go back in time, from the...More

Date of experience: May 2017
3  Thank Lawrence S
Reviewed May 16, 2017

Learned so much about early life on the Eastern Shore. A very hardy people, who overcame the elements to survive. Lots of exhibits of old time implements for harvesting the bounty of the sea.

Date of experience: May 2017
3  Thank Joe M
Reviewed May 1, 2017 via mobile

Looking for something to do that's FREE. Yes, FREE! It's educational and It doesn't take alot of time. For years I've been coming to the Eastern Shore (ES) for business and going through to head north. I never took the time to stop and see...More

Date of experience: April 2017
4  Thank Nurseviv24
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