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Captain Timothy Hill House

5122 Main St, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336-3103
+1 973-831-5961
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Adorable --- sits right next to the water!

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

Reviewed 5 August 2017
Michaila S
cute little house alongside the road

We didn't get to go inside, but checked out the outside..amazing tiny house, considering how they... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2017
Gerald G
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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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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 replica 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. Other times by appointment. Admission is free but donations are greatly appreciated.
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5122 Main St, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336-3103
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"located on main street"
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Reviewed 5 August 2017

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

1  Thank Michaila S
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Reviewed 15 July 2017

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

1  Thank Gerald G
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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

1  Thank Verna S
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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.

2  Thank Hugh T
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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.

1  Thank Nova1950
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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

1  Thank janet s
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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

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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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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...More

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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
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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
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