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Museum of Chincoteague

7125 Maddox Blvd, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336-2104
+1 757-336-6117
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Excellent value. The information an items displayed are an excellent representation of the islan... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bradley A
New Milford, Connecticut
Great place to learn about the island's history

This was a small museum packed full of interesting artifacts that tell a nice history of the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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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.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“scavenger hunt” (134 reviews)
“on display” (23 reviews)
“local history” (30 reviews)
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7125 Maddox Blvd, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336-2104
+1 757-336-6117

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent value. The information an items displayed are an excellent representation of the islan, people, as well as the histpry of the island amnd horses. A must see if you are visiting the Chincoteague National Park. The naturalists, as well as the staff members were...More

Thank Bradley A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a small museum packed full of interesting artifacts that tell a nice history of the island. It doesn't take all day to go through. You can learn about the island and still have time for the beach and other outdoor activities.

Thank Sugarbee93
Reviewed 5 December 2017

This museum is small but gives a very interesting look into the history of Chincoteague. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Enjoyed this immensely.

Thank jeansI1364AK
Reviewed 31 October 2017

The museum had a wonderful selection of decoys, history of the island, information about Misty and Stormy and the people of Chincoteague.

1  Thank photofun11
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Tons of history in this building. See Misty and Stormy, and learn about the history of Chincoteague and Assateague. You can even play a little game for fun if you want! Definitely worth the visit!

1  Thank Chickwdog
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

We stopped in today for our first time. We've passed many times. What a great museum. They have a scavenge hunt while you visit, awesome activity for kids and adults alike. So much history about Chincoteague, the lighthouse, duck decoys...please STOP in.

1  Thank Gail M
Reviewed 8 October 2017

A good way to understand the ponies of Chincoteague Island and the annual pony penning and how/what that means - the Chincoteague Museum is an excellent place to begin understanding the life/times of the ponies and also the oyster industry history.

1  Thank Ron A
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

The museum is not very big but is full of information about life in Chincoteague. We were there for over 3 hours. Definitely take part in the scavenger hunt while you're there. It's fine and you have a chance to win something.

1  Thank dcd0127
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Very charming museum. Friendly people. Lots to see. they also include you in a little scavenger hunt round the museum. Fun place for kids!

1  Thank Debbi G
Reviewed 14 September 2017

What a great find! This was our second trip to Chincoteague, and how we missed this place the first time, I'll never know! Great small museum full of Chincoteague history. From decoys , oysters, to Misty and Stormy, old school records, photos and video of...More

1  Thank ccquohog
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Cheryl S
5 December 2016|
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Response from chincoteaguemuseum | Property representative |
The Museum will be closed for the season after Sunday, December 11th however, please call the Museum (757) 336-6117, we may be able to open for you if you'll be in town that week.
24 June 2016|
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Response from chincoteaguemuseum | Property representative |
So sorry, we missed this question. $4 for adults. Children under 12 and active military get in free.