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The Museum is currently CLOSED for the winter

We will be re-opening: Friday, March 22, 2019, 11 AM - 5 PM

Please contact us about bus tours, groups, field trips, etc. during this time - we will OPEN for groups.


Admission: $4.00

Children (12 years and younger) are admitted free of charge

Active duty militaryand their immediate families are admitted free of charge

Members are admitted free of charge

Group rates are available for parties of 15 or more.
(Call or email for rates and scheduling: 757-336-6117 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

7125 Maddox Blvd.
Chincoteague Island, VA 23336

Please enjoy a video of one of our most vintage exhibits: An Oyster Industry Diorama that has been in the Museum since it origianlly opened as the Oyster Museum in 1972. 

Oyster Diorama 2015 from Museum of Chincoteague Island on Vimeo.


The Island of Chincoteague is a 200-year old history-rich village lying four miles off the Virginia Coast. Easily accessible by car via a causeway it is one of the many barrier islands off the Atlantic coast. Chincoteague Island is connected to and protected by Assateague Island, home of pristine undeveloped beaches, the famous wild pony herd, and the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Named by AOL as "America's Number One Beach Town", Chincoteague is a favorite family vacation spot with excellent motels, campgrounds and rental vacation homes. Visitors can enjoy the relaxing Chincoteague beach, fine dining, eco-tours, kayaking and charter boat fishing.

Check out HotelsCombined for more accommodation options on Chincoteague Island.