Barrier Islands Center
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.
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
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!
Interesting place to make a quick stop and learn some local history.
Margaret Van Clief
Wonderful museum in an historic building full of barrier island artifacts and local art. Beautiful grounds for a picnic or game of frisbee.
Historic site that is well maintained with a very friendly and knowledgeable staff willing to explain it all.