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Captain Timothy Hill House

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Address: 5122 Main St, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336-3103
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+1 973-831-5961
13:00 - 15:00
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Wed 13:00 - 15:00
Fri 13:00 - 15:00

The Captain Timothy Hill House was built circa 1800 and is the oldest known...

The Captain Timothy Hill House was built circa 1800 and is the oldest known house on Chincoteague Island. It is listed on The National Register of Historic Places and The Virginia Landmarks Register. Open to the public...summer season tours on Fridays 1-3 PM and also Wednesdays 1-3 PM thru Aug. 3rd. Other times on occasion or by appointment. Admission is free but donations are greatly appreciated.

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Interesting Historic View of the Island

Although the hours of operation were difficult to find, the tour itself was well done. It was fun to look at the graffiti on the outside of the building that was put there by... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jim L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although the hours of operation were difficult to find, the tour itself was well done. It was fun to look at the graffiti on the outside of the building that was put there by sailors long ago.

Thank Jim L
Chincoteague Island, Virginia
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136 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Th Hill house isn't open very often, but when it is I highly recommend going if you love history! The owner's are actors and do a wonderful job disclosing the history of the house. They have spent many hours restoring the house and learning its history. It is only two rooms but wonderful. Love it!

Thank kfl51
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

closed when we were there, nice quick stop to take a look. seemed well maintained. North side of island away from the tourist area

Thank rnmamlo
Northern Virginia
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

House was closed as we were here in the late winter, but we will return to visit. The is one of Chincoteague's oldest historic small houses, if not the oldest, on the island & is well worth visiting. Check open hours before scheduling a visit.

Thank TheBeales
Philadelphia, Pa.
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190 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

My wife and I recently visited Chincoteaque Island for their annual Christmas Parade and House Tour. The Captain Timothy Hill House was one of the properties that was listed on the tour. This is the oldest structure on the island and on the tour we were given a wonderful history on the structure and families that occupied the house. Every... More 

1 Thank surfer02_10
Wilmington, Delaware
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Louisa and her husband have done a wonderful job with restoring this piece of history. They are knowledgeable and passionate about the Hill House. Louisa gives a wonderful presentation and brings the Hill House back to life. A must see for families!

1 Thank Nela P
Clearfield, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Captain Timothy Hill House is certainly worth a half hour or more of your time. The tiny cabin is one of the oldest structures on the island and the people working to restore and maintain it have made it a labor of love. Check out the carvings on the outside walls, and the artifacts on display inside while the volunteers... More 

1 Thank Wendy B
Rio Grande, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

historical part of Chincoteague! give a little donation if you can - they are fixing the chimney and can use some support!

1 Thank sanibell75
Vineland, New Jersey
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Reviewed 2 September 2016

I never would have known about Capt. Timothy Hill House if I wasn't doing some sightseeing and saw the door open along with a sign that they were selling mugs and coloring books to help fund the building of a new chimney. I stopped, and was given an impromptu history of the building by the owner as well as how... More 

1 Thank Brandi G
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Reviewed 30 August 2016

The oldest house on the island. The guides shared lots of information and challenged us to count as many ship carvings on the outside walls as we could find.

1 Thank Melissa1963_48

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