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The Museum is currently closed due to COVID-19 

The safety and health of our visitors, staff, and volunteers is our number one priority. 

Please stay tuned for when we will reopen.


Admission: $4.00

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

Active duty military and 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 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.



Join us on a 1 hour tour around the Island and learn about the Town's history and interesting characters, have important buildings pointed out to you, and hear the stories that keep generations of locals living on the Island and generationsof visitors coming back for more!


May 11th - June 8th : Saturdays

June 13th - Aug 31st : Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays

Sept 7th - Oct 12th : Saturdays


The bus leaves the Museum at 2 PM


Adults - $5.00

Children (2-12) - $3.00

Call, email, or stop in the Museum to purchase tickets!

Sorry, our bus is not wheelchair accessible at this time.



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.