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

Email: museumofci@gmail.com
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 Beginning April 5: Tuesday Night Lecture Series

Back by popular demand, our Tuesday Night Lecture Series returns on April 5 at 7pm. 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

Watch local decoy carvers carve their next decoy in the Miles Hancock Workshop on Saturdays in May and June from 11:30am to 3pm and learn more about the rich history of carving on Chincoteague.

Chris Hein: Study of the Barrier Islands – Past, Present, and Future

Island Theatre on July 2 at 7pm.
A fascinating presentation about the intriguing evidence of the evolution of barrier islands including Chincoteague and Assateague and what we should expect in the future.