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.


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.

Margaret Van Clief

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Wonderful museum in an historic building full of barrier island artifacts and local art. Beautiful grounds for a picnic or game of frisbee.

Tony Johnson

Monday, July 24, 2017

Historic site that is well maintained with a very friendly and knowledgeable staff willing to explain it all.