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Museum of Chincoteague

7125 Maddox Blvd, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336-2104
+1 757-336-6117
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Loved the museum

This museum is small but gives a very interesting look into the history of Chincoteague. The staff... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Helpful and full of knowledge of the island

The museum had a wonderful selection of decoys, history of the island, information about Misty and... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2017
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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.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“scavenger hunt” (134 reviews)
“on display” (23 reviews)
“local history” (30 reviews)
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7125 Maddox Blvd, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336-2104
+1 757-336-6117

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 31 October 2017

The museum had a wonderful selection of decoys, history of the island, information about Misty and Stormy and the people of Chincoteague.

1  Thank photofun11
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Tons of history in this building. See Misty and Stormy, and learn about the history of Chincoteague and Assateague. You can even play a little game for fun if you want! Definitely worth the visit!

1  Thank Chickwdog
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

We stopped in today for our first time. We've passed many times. What a great museum. They have a scavenge hunt while you visit, awesome activity for kids and adults alike. So much history about Chincoteague, the lighthouse, duck decoys...please STOP in.

1  Thank Gail M
Reviewed 8 October 2017

A good way to understand the ponies of Chincoteague Island and the annual pony penning and how/what that means - the Chincoteague Museum is an excellent place to begin understanding the life/times of the ponies and also the oyster industry history.

1  Thank Ron A
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

The museum is not very big but is full of information about life in Chincoteague. We were there for over 3 hours. Definitely take part in the scavenger hunt while you're there. It's fine and you have a chance to win something.

1  Thank dcd0127
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Very charming museum. Friendly people. Lots to see. they also include you in a little scavenger hunt round the museum. Fun place for kids!

1  Thank Debbi G
Reviewed 14 September 2017

What a great find! This was our second trip to Chincoteague, and how we missed this place the first time, I'll never know! Great small museum full of Chincoteague history. From decoys , oysters, to Misty and Stormy, old school records, photos and video of...More

1  Thank ccquohog
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

We had no idea how much history in uniqueness the island had they also did a scavenger hunt in the museum which made it that much more fun and you actually learned more great stop

1  Thank heatherscanlan
Reviewed 10 September 2017

I popped in here one day when it started raining. Definitely worth a trip. The boutique at the entry is quite cute! They even have a stuffed Misty!

1  Thank kekillion
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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.
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.