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Captain Timothy Hill House

5122 Main St, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336-3103
+1 973-831-5961
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Travel back in time to old Virginny

You won't believe how big it is inside!!!! Beautifully restored. An adventure for the whole... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
James O
Worth the visit!

This carefully restored early 19th century Island house strives for complete historical accuracy... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
New Jersey
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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 replication 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 and additionally Wednesdays in July 1-3 PM. Other times by appointment. Admission is free but donations are greatly appreciated.
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  • Very good15%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
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5122 Main St, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336-3103
+1 973-831-5961
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Reviewed 3 days ago

You won't believe how big it is inside!!!! Beautifully restored. An adventure for the whole family. Follow up with a respectful visit to the Hill Cemetery and learn a tragic tale of love gone wrong. If you're hooked, sign up for a Teaguer Tump Tour!

Thank James O
Reviewed 5 days ago

This carefully restored early 19th century Island house strives for complete historical accuracy and achieves it, it seems! The people who give the tour, are very knowledgable and make the experience fun. It's a labor of love, so it is only open limitedly from 1-3...More

Thank mrose414
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped by while out on a drive. Cute, little house that was closed at the time. However, some well placed cinder blocks allow you to peer in the windows and see pretty clearly most of what is there to see. A cool peek back...More

Thank tiredsahm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't see the inside, but the chimney and the outside (along with the pretty day) was a must-see.

Thank Michaila S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We didn't get to go inside, but checked out the outside..amazing tiny house, considering how they have become popular again

Thank Gerald G
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

If living in a tiny house is your thing this would be the place. You can walk around and look through the windows everyday. But to go inside it's open only on Fridays at select times. Is not the original location but this spot makes...More

Thank Verna S
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Likely the oldest building on the island, the Hill House is available for very limited hours with tours by volunteers. This two story cabin has several interesting features and is worth at least a brief diversion for those interested in social history and architecture.

1  Thank Hugh T
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

We were simply riding and happened upon this quaint bit of history! We walked around outside. Amazing that it is still standing.

Thank Nova1950
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Be sure to look for the carvings of ships/boats on the outside walls. On every side. Some are hard to find, but keep looking. Could not go inside, but you can peer through the windows. Free. Ask the museum about the history of this house.More

Thank janet s
Louisa F, Owner at Captain Timothy Hill House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2017

We will be open this summer Fridays 1-3 pm and in July also on Wednesdays 1-3 pm. We would love to be open more but we need more volunteers to do that. But, please look around and peek in the windows. And, be sure to...More

Reviewed 2 May 2017 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
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