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Captain Timothy Hill House

5122 Main St, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336-3103
+1 973-831-5961
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The oldest structure in Chincoteague

This house is a very interesting structure! It is a one-room house with a bed, table, and... read more

Reviewed 21 December 2017
Little Falls, New York
A Road-Side Experience

Located on Main Street (North-East of the bridge) is the renovated Timothy Hill House. One just... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2017
Susan L
Arlington, Virginia
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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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  • Very good15%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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5122 Main St, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336-3103
+1 973-831-5961
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

This house is a very interesting structure! It is a one-room house with a bed, table, and fireplace. On the outside boards, the owner scratched a picture of a sailing ship. This was probably the ship that he was Captain of back in the early...More

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Reviewed 7 December 2017

Located on Main Street (North-East of the bridge) is the renovated Timothy Hill House. One just pulls over onto the roadside and can explore the exterior of the small house and grounds with pond. Interesting architecture and very charming site. Hope Chincoteague will preserve more...More

Thank Susan L
Reviewed 5 December 2017

We visited this house during the Holiday Home Tour and were not disappointed. The house was an authentic picture of life in times past. The staff was knowledgeable and friendly. We had a great visit.

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Reviewed 20 November 2017

We were only able to see this from the outside as we were there at the end of the season. It is located in a very pretty area.

Thank Alison P
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Adding this site to your island visit won't require much time, but it was an interesting bit of island history. From here, we continued our drive on the north side of the island. Free and on the main drag.

1  Thank Shari S
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Its amazing that a house as old as this one is still standing and in such great condition. My Wife and I loved seeing it.

1  Thank Will A
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Our tour guide kept mentioning the need to visit the historic Hill House which I expected some sea captains old home but it is a small cabin. The interesting thing about THIS cabin were the boat carvings around the outside of the cabin. The interior...More

1  Thank Ron A
Reviewed 14 September 2017

The house was not open but it is set up so you can look in the Windows. Really neat little house. I recommend takin a peak.

1  Thank madresam
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

This was ok, but just ok. The house was closed, so the entire visit took about 5 minutes. Not really worth the drive over.

Thank Jfk08865
Reviewed 11 September 2017

We came across this historic house while driving around on the island. We couldn't go inside, but we did peek in the windows. It's an amazing place, considering how old it is. Hope to be able to go inside on a return trip. Read about...More

2  Thank nina127
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