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

Tuesdays in February 2023: Tuesday Night Lecture Series

Our Tuesday Night Lecture Series returns in February 2023. Our speakers will offer diverse topics from Chincoteague Ponies to shipwreck archaeology. Lectures are open to the public with $5 Museum admission and free to children age 12 and below, active duty military and their families, and current Museum members.

Decoy Carving Demonstrations

Decoy Carving Demonstrations will return to the Miles Hancock Workshop on Saturdays in May 2023. Check back after March for dates. Learn more about the rich history of carving on Chincoteague.



Road Scholar Programs

Learn more about the numerous Road Scholar Programs offered through the Museum. 2023 programs are filling up fast.