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Captain Timothy Hill House

5122 Main St, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336-3103
+1 973-831-5961
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A little piece of island history set aside for visitors and residents

Likely the oldest building on the island, the Hill House is available for very limited hours with... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Hugh T
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Frederick, Maryland
A good "home" to see

We were simply riding and happened upon this quaint bit of history! We walked around outside... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nova1950
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Lexington, South Carolina
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The Captain Timothy Hill House was built circa 1800 and is the oldest known house on Chincoteague Island. Originally built to have a wooden chimney...the replication of that chimney is now in place. Listed on The National Register of Historic Places and The Virginia Landmarks Register in 2011...a visit to this house is a step back in time to the early life on the island. Open to the public during the summer season with tours on Fridays 1-3 PM and additionally Wednesdays in July 1-3 PM. Other times by appointment. Admission is free but donations are greatly appreciated.
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5122 Main St, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336-3103
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Likely the oldest building on the island, the Hill House is available for very limited hours with tours by volunteers. This two story cabin has several interesting features and is worth at least a brief diversion for those interested in social history and architecture.

Thank Hugh T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were simply riding and happened upon this quaint bit of history! We walked around outside. Amazing that it is still standing.

Thank Nova1950
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Be sure to look for the carvings of ships/boats on the outside walls. On every side. Some are hard to find, but keep looking. Could not go inside, but you can peer through the windows. Free. Ask the museum about the history of this house.More

Thank janet s
Louisa F, Owner at Captain Timothy Hill House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We will be open this summer Fridays 1-3 pm and in July also on Wednesdays 1-3 pm. We would love to be open more but we need more volunteers to do that. But, please look around and peek in the windows. And, be sure to...More

Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Although the hours of operation were difficult to find, the tour itself was well done. It was fun to look at the graffiti on the outside of the building that was put there by sailors long ago.

Thank Jim L
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Th Hill house isn't open very often, but when it is I highly recommend going if you love history! The owner's are actors and do a wonderful job disclosing the history of the house. They have spent many hours restoring the house and learning its...More

Thank kfl51
Reviewed 1 April 2017

closed when we were there, nice quick stop to take a look. seemed well maintained. North side of island away from the tourist area

Thank rnmamlo
Reviewed 1 April 2017

House was closed as we were here in the late winter, but we will return to visit. The is one of Chincoteague's oldest historic small houses, if not the oldest, on the island & is well worth visiting. Check open hours before scheduling a visit.

Thank TheBeales
Reviewed 5 December 2016

My wife and I recently visited Chincoteaque Island for their annual Christmas Parade and House Tour. The Captain Timothy Hill House was one of the properties that was listed on the tour. This is the oldest structure on the island and on the tour we...More

1  Thank surfer02_10
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Louisa and her husband have done a wonderful job with restoring this piece of history. They are knowledgeable and passionate about the Hill House. Louisa gives a wonderful presentation and brings the Hill House back to life. A must see for families!

1  Thank Nela P
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Captain Timothy Hill House is certainly worth a half hour or more of your time. The tiny cabin is one of the oldest structures on the island and the people working to restore and maintain it have made it a labor of love. Check out...More

1  Thank Wendy B
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