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Captain Timothy Hill House

5122 Main St, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336-3103
+1 973-831-5961
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A hidden gem, worth seeing if you like history

This little house is the oldest on the island- built in the early 1800's. It's only open one or... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2016
tgcatmr
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Beautiful old log cabin

Authentic old home moved to the current site and renovated...a work in progress. Happened to be... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2016
Ruth H
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Elkton, Maryland
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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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  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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5122 Main St, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336-3103
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Reviewed 19 July 2016

This little house is the oldest on the island- built in the early 1800's. It's only open one or two days a week and only for a couple of hours each time, but do check the schedule and try to get there when they're open....More

2  Thank tgcatmr
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Reviewed 9 July 2016

Authentic old home moved to the current site and renovated...a work in progress. Happened to be open when we were driving past. There were quite a few people in a small space and we were pressed for time. I hope to return with more time...More

1  Thank Ruth H
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

The town of Chincoteague is quite small. We came upon this little cabin by just driving by. It was almost at one end and could easily be missed. We did not have a chance to view it from the inside because it wasn't open at...More

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Reviewed 24 June 2016

I highly commend the owners of the Timothy Hill House for saving it from ruin and letting the public visit. The hours are iffy, but if it's open, you must visit to get a taste of early life on the island. We had a tour...More

Thank Kat W
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Reviewed 23 June 2016

Even if it is closed, it is worth a quick stop to see the carvings on the outside. also check the website: captaintimothyhillhouse.com

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Reviewed 20 June 2016

Unique piece of island history. Make sure you check the hours and go when someone is there to tell you about it and see inside.

Thank Fred H
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Reviewed 6 June 2016

We saw this home from the outside on a very stormy day. It was closed; maybe due to being off season. Can't really rate it. Neighborhood it's in is worth seeing. Not as built up as other areas on the island; marsh lands and wooded...More

Thank ViajeMujer
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Reviewed 31 May 2016

This is a really neat house that shows how earlier settlers of the island lived. The house is located on the north side of Main St. well past the High School. It is off the beaten path but worth the trek away from the beach...More

1  Thank NJ2Virginia
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Reviewed 31 March 2016

Captain Timothy Hill house is the first home that was built on Chincoteague. It's a charming little place, and vividly shows how simple life was on the island 'way back in the day'.

1  Thank RetiredIam
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Reviewed 14 March 2016

It is over two hundred years old, but that's all the sign says. Not much other info about if that is the same site, who owned it, history, etc.

Thank Bob L
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