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Museum of Chincoteague Island

7125 Maddox Boulevard

The mission of the Museum of Chincoteague is to collect and preserve the material culture that reflects the historical progression of the life on Chincoteague Island. To accomplish our mission, we display and interpret those objects to enhance the understanding of various experiences and events from the towns past by preserving objects of significance, along with proper documenting of their history and acquisition, for the use of further generations in understanding the history of Chincoteague Island.

Since the re-dedication in 2010 from the Oyster Museum to the Museum of Chincoteague Island, thousands of visitors have enjoyed and learned from our exhibits. Included in the museum is the First Order Fresnel Lens from the Assateague Island Lighthouse, the iconic Chincoteague ponies known as Misty and Stormy, models of vessels that plied the Chincoteague waters long ago, oral histories and artifacts that tell the story of Chincoteague Island life throughout its’ long and varied existence.


Mike Franks

Saturday, June 2, 2018
This place was fun! They have a well laid out museum, that really teaches you the fundamentals of Chincoteague Island history. From the ponies, the fishing and oyster industry, through the booming tourism industry. It's all there. To add to the fun, they handed out snipe hunt forms and pencils, for you to find articles during your visit. Great place.

Heidi Kuhn

Saturday, May 19, 2018
This is a great museum! The staff were very welcoming. We participated in the scavenger hunt which our whole family enjoyed. It really made you pay attention to the artifacts and exhibits. It was very interesting and educational. Really helped you get a closer look into the island past and present. There is also a chance to see the infamous Misty as she is there and stuffed. There are restrooms and a gift shop on site too. Definitely need to stop in and check it out. The history lesson is well worth the visit. It only took us about an hour to walk through it. And at only $4.00 per adult with children admission being FREE it is well worth and absolutely affordable.

Debbie Wier

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
What an interesting place to visit. The scavenger hunt made it so much more fun. The book selections were great, I went home with one. Highly recommend you visit if you are in the area.

Robert Reed

Friday, April 20, 2018
Great little gem of a museum. The scavenger hunt that they do is really a lot of fun even for the adults. It makes you actually take your time and pay attention to the experience. I learned a lot about the history of the island and the people who live there. It changes on a regular basis so it is worth going back to. It is a definite stop for 30-45 minutes if you are visiting. The staff was very friendly and helpful about other things to see and do while we were there.

Carla Wheeler

Thursday, June 7, 2018
Seeing Misty in person after waiting my entire life was very touching for me. She was my childhood dream. Also loved all the memorabilia from the vol. Call dept.

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