Museum of Chincoteague Island
7125 Maddox Blvd.
Chincoteague Island, VA 23336

Phone: 757-336-6117


The Outlaw Gunner Exhibit

Misty of Chincoteague

Chincoteague Island Today

Help our mission at the Museum to share the history of Chincoteague!

The Museum

Welcome! Inside the Museum of Chincoteague Island you’ll discover the 1st 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, items that washed ashore from shipwrecks, a decoy carver’s workshop, and oral histories, documents, and artifacts that tell the story of Chincoteague Island life throughout it’s long and varied existence.

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Upcoming Events

Tuesday Night Lecture Series

Our Tuesday Night Lecture Series returns in March 2023. Each week, our speakers will offer diverse topics from Chincoteague Ponies to island ancestry. Lectures are open to the public with $7 Museum admission and free to children age 12 and below, active duty military and their families, and current Museum members.


April 1 – 15, 2023: Artists from around the Delmarva area and beyond will be creating and donating fabulous pieces of 5×5 art for a two week online auction which will begin April 1 and continue until April 15. On April 15, the museum will celebrate the auction’s end with a viewing party with gourmet treats, festive drinks, and music!

Beebe Ranch Fundraisers

Please join us in saving the Beebe Ranch, made famous by Marguerite Henry’s award-winning children’s novel, Misty of Chincoteague. Several fundraising efforts will be taking place to help us raise the funds needed to save this importance piece of Chincoteague history.