Barrier Islands Center

7295 Young Street

The mission of the Barrier Islands Center is to preserve and perpetuate the culture and history of the Virginia barrier islands through education, protection and collection of artifacts, and interpretation of this coastal way of life.


Melinda Blanchard

Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018

A local gem filled with wonderful collections of Eastern Shore history. For children and adults alike. Visitors will always love to return. Oh, the gift shop is great too! Don't miss this very special place!

Bill Dyas

Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018

The Barrier Island Center captures the very essence of the natural, historical, and cultural wonders of the Eastern Shore of Virginia, the Barrier Islands, and the story of a people.

Bernadette Zhyzneuski

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

This place was so neat. Lots of local history, hands on artifacts, and entertainment for kids of all ages. A pile of duplos! And a big ship steering helm that my toddler loved to turn! A fossil pit my 8 year old loved, and intriguing stories that my 9 year old was enthralled with. Definitely a great find on the Virginia Barrier Islands

Laura Luttrell

Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017

Awesome cultural center and surprisingly kid friendly. Check out the attic for hands-on exhibits and activities. Pack a picnic lunch and relax outside for a bit, too!


Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017

Interesting place to make a quick stop and learn some local history.