Museum of Chincoteague Island is at 7125 Maddox Blvd, at the entrance to the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Exhibits discuss shipwrecks and the impact of hurricanes on the island as well as the area's Native American and early settler history, seafood industry and wildlife. The horses that inspired the young-adult novel “Misty of Chincoteague” and its sequel, “Stormy, Misty's Foal,” are mounted and on display. The collection also includes the first order Fresnel lens from the Assateague Lighthouse.
Tues.-Sun. 11-5, Memorial Day-Labor Day; Fri.-Sun. 11-5, day after Easter-day before Memorial Day and day after Labor Day-Thanksgiving. Closed July 4. Phone ahead to confirm schedule. Allow 45 minutes minimum.