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Chincoteague Island - 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.


Letizia Butler

Monday, Nov. 13, 2017
Great place to learn more about the life and culture of this close knit community that was cut off from the mainland for so long. Great for older children and young at heart people😁. They have a scavenger hunt where you have to find a list of objects all located somewhere within the exhibits. Some of them are really tricky!!! Spent an enjoyable one hour + at the museum. Wonderful cold or rainy day activity.

Phoebe Terry

Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018
A truly delightful "small-town" museum. The treasure hunt is fun for all ages!


Saturday, Sep. 23, 2017
I had a group of people to enjoy a short get away in September. The hotel we were staying gave us tokens to visit the museum 4 free. Well in September, they r only open on a Friday, Saturday and Sunday, but the hotel contacted someone and got them to open the museum for us to see...great little museum.

Jenny Baty

Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018
Great fun. Cute museum, and informative history of the island and fishing/crabbing thru the years.

Leah B

Friday, Nov. 17, 2017
Very cute museum with tons of history about the island. Charges $4 per person which isn't too bad.

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