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Museum of Chincoteague

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Address: 7125 Maddox Blvd, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336-2104
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Fri - Sun 11:00 - 17:00
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Located at the entrance of Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, this...

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.

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Nice little museum

We visited because of the reviews we read. We were not disappointed. The museum is small but informative. The scavenger hunt made it very interesting for our grandsons; both of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jean Yves M
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Stevensville

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Stevensville
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26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited because of the reviews we read. We were not disappointed. The museum is small but informative. The scavenger hunt made it very interesting for our grandsons; both of them (12 and 13 years old), including the mildly autistic one, wanted to find all the items on their own, without our help. One of them said: "if it hadn't... More 

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Fremont, New Hampshire
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51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Inclusive of all the total history of the island from beginning to today. The changes over the years including the damaging storms.

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Thank BruceDMullen
Newark, Delaware, United States
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29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of history in this museum. From the Oyster Companies that started around there to how hurricanes affected the coastline to a taxidermied Misty of Chincoteague. I would go back. Entrance fee is $4 and there is a scavenger hunt you can do to hlpe you find hidden artifacts.

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Thank Janice D
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed the museum. Lots of information and we did a scavenger hunt. It was located next to our hotel which we just walked to. The kids had fun finding things and learning about them on the scavenger hunt.

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Modena, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting museum on the town on Chincoteague and its residents, their relationship with the ocean and nature in different centuries. Moving interviews and stories about good and bad times. You won't regret taking an hour to walk through it, look and read. A good example of how well the Americans takecare about their historical memories and culture.

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is a four dollar entry fee - and it's worth it! Great displays on the archeology done in the area, the items that have washed up on shore from shipwrecks, and the oyster industry that has sustained it. Added bonus - the actual preserved (taxidermied) Misty of Chincoteague horse is displayed there!

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An important stop to really get a feel for the island, its inhabitants and its history. There are a number of different exhibits with appropriate artifacts well displayed but still giving the impression that the locals themselves are telling and owning the story.

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Dover, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Relatively small but packed with information and artifacts about this interesting corner of the world.

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Virginia
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62 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

After visiting Chincoteague for many years, we took advantage of a rainy day to visit this museum. It was a stroke of luck we did. The museum is well organized, with knowledgable staff, and tells the history of the area from hundreds of years ago to the present. The area is rich in history. Also, they have a version of... More 

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Laurel, Montana
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Reviewed 12 January 2017

If you're a horse lover and read "Misty of Chincoteague", you may be surprised to know that Misty and Stormy were real, and they are stuffed and in the Museum. I was amazed to know that the story was real, and therefore was enthralled with the rest of the story. Not a large place, but well done. Lots of memorabilia... More 

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