About Us

Welcome! The mission of the Museum of Chincoteague is to collect and preserve the material culture that reflects the historical progression of the life on Chincoteague and Assateague Islands. We display and interpret those objects to enhance the understanding of various experiences and events from the Town’s past by preserving objects of significance, along with proper documenting of their history and acquisition, for the use of future generations in understanding the history of Chincoteague and Assateague Islands.

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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.