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Museum of Chincoteague

7125 Maddox Blvd, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336-2104
+1 757-336-6117
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Girl Scout Troop 603

The parents were thankful that you have a small table up front for us to gather while our girls... read more

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Michele N
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Richmond, Virginia
Love the Museum

We always visit the Museum several time a year as they switch up the displays. The history of this... read more

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MarshQueen
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Pulaski, Virginia
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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.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“scavenger hunt” (134 reviews)
“on display” (23 reviews)
“local history” (30 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION
7125 Maddox Blvd, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336-2104
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+1 757-336-6117

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Reviewed yesterday

The parents were thankful that you have a small table up front for us to gather while our girls toured the small museum. The scavenger hunt is an excellent idea! All of our girls enjoyed it!

Thank Michele N
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Reviewed yesterday

We always visit the Museum several time a year as they switch up the displays. The history of this Island fascinates me and I love sharing it with my friends! And of course, a selfie w/ Misty is a must!!!!!!

Thank MarshQueen
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The museum is small, but informative. We stopped here on a cloudy cold day for something to do. The have a scavenger hunt for the adults and kids that go through the museum.

Thank craftinker
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Not really that interesting. I'm not sure how it has these great reviews. I realize it's a small museum - but even then, the displays are dusty and the information is displayed crooked more times than not. It needs an overall. But, it is cheap...More

Thank Tamara E
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a fine stop. A little pricey for our family given the size, but I wanted my kids to see the original light from the lighthouse up close.

Thank Courtney L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to a demonstration the museum put on the night before about duck carving so we went to see their exhibit. They have one of the original duck carvers shacks set up so you can see the carver in action.

Thank robstainedglass
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful staff. Took teenager in there was given a game to play as going through which made it nice for all ages. The staff was friend and very friendly.

Thank Debbie B
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Excellent value. The information an items displayed are an excellent representation of the islan, people, as well as the histpry of the island amnd horses. A must see if you are visiting the Chincoteague National Park. The naturalists, as well as the staff members were...More

1  Thank Bradley A
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Reviewed 16 January 2018

This was a small museum packed full of interesting artifacts that tell a nice history of the island. It doesn't take all day to go through. You can learn about the island and still have time for the beach and other outdoor activities.

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Reviewed 5 December 2017

This museum is small but gives a very interesting look into the history of Chincoteague. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Enjoyed this immensely.

Thank jeansI1364AK
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Cheryl S
4 December 2016|
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Response from chincoteaguemuseum | Property representative |
The Museum will be closed for the season after Sunday, December 11th however, please call the Museum (757) 336-6117, we may be able to open for you if you'll be in town that week.
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nancymbm
24 June 2016|
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Response from chincoteaguemuseum | Property representative |
So sorry, we missed this question. $4 for adults. Children under 12 and active military get in free.
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