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The Museum is OPEN for timed ticket entry (purchase online) and walk-ins

Walk-ins are subject to availability. You may call or drop by to see if there is space available in a tour time.

Tuesday - Saturday; Tour Times: 11 AM -12 PM, 12:30-1:30 PM, 2-3 PM, & 3:30-4:30 PM

To purchase tickets: 


The safety and health of our visitors, staff, and volunteers is our number one priority. Visitors, staff, and volunteers are required to wear a mask that covers the mouth and nose while inside the museum. Timed tickets are for a one hour time block. Please arrive on time so you can fully enjoy your hour in the museum. Commonly touched surfaces in the museum are thoroughly cleaned between each tour time. We are limiting the number of guests to 20 for each tour time.

Admission: $5.00

Children (12 years and younger) are admitted free of charge but still need to 'purchase' a ticket online

Active duty military are admitted free of charge but still need to 'purchase' a ticket online

Members are admitted free of charge but still need to 'purchase' a ticket online



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!


Sorry, we are not currently running Chincoteague Island History Tours


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.