Museum of Chincoteague Island

Celebrating the People, Culture, and Heritage of Chincoteague Island, Virginia

Our hours are seasonal.

Between Memorial Day Weekend and Labor Day Weekend, we are open Tuesday through Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm. We are closed only on Mondays.

In the fall and spring, we are open on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 11 am to 5 pm.

Between Thanksgiving weekend and Easter, we are generally closed to the public, but please call with advance notice to request a private tour. 757-336-6117

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Virginia’s Eastern Shore Artisan Trail (site #104)

Professional Distinction: Demonstrations, Exhibition, Instruction

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The mission of the Museum of Chincoteague Island is to collect and preserve the items, photographs, documents, and stories that illustrate life on Chincoteague Island. We display and interpret these items to educate both visitors and locals about the island’s history and how islanders continue to pass on their heritage. Our exhibits change each season. There’s always something new to do and see at the Museum,and we strive to have exhibits for all ages.

Included in the Museum are 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.


Maria Grenchik




7125 Maddox BLVD
Chincoteague Island, VA 23336

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