Museum of Chincoteague Island

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Coordinates: 37°55′40″N 75°21′19″W / 37.9279°N 75.3554°W / 37.9279; -75.3554

Museum of Chincoteague Island
Oyster & Maritime Museum Front 1.jpg
Established 1972
Location 7125 Maddox Boulevard
Chincoteague, Virginia
Website Chincoteague Museum

The Museum of Chincoteague Island, located at 7125 Maddox Boulevard, Chincoteague, Virginia, United States, celebrates the people, culture and heritage of Chincoteague Island. Exhibits cover the entire history of the island from prehistoric times to today and include the first-order Fresnel lens from the nearby Assateague Light, as well as the 6th order Fresnel lens from the Ft. Washington Light on the Potomac. The museum is also the home of the taxidermied bodies of iconic Chincoteague ponies Misty and Stormy, famously portrayed in the award-winning series of books by Marguerite Henry and the children's classic film, "Misty of Chincoteague". Other exhibits focus on the island's oyster industry, its maritime history, the wild ponies of neighboring Assateague Island, and the historic role of islanders as watermen, light keepers and shipwreck rescuers. [1]


  1. ^ Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce. "Recreation and Activities", Discover the Spirit of Chincoteague Island Virginia Visitor’s Guide 2008, 2008, p. 14.

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