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Beebe Ranch   --   Chincoteague Island
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Not just ponies anymore - something for everybody!

Come see our new little filly Drizzle!! She is a 6th generation Misty descendant!! She's the first foal born at the ranch since 1972 -- 44 years ago!!!

Purchase your MISTY OF CHINCOTEAGUE series of books, stamped by Grandpa Beebe's branding iron and signed by Billy K. Beebe.

ALSO, check out a variety of art, vintage, and salvaged items.

3062 Ridge Road
Chincoteague Island , VA  23336


Phone 1:  757-869-0294  

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Museum of Chincoteague Island   --   Chincoteague Island
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Chincoteague Island and Its People

Spring Hours
Friday - Sunday, 11 AM - 5 PM

 $4 Adults
Children 12 & under Free

Newly renovated in 2011, the Museum preserves the people, culture, and heritage of Chincoteague.  An 1866 First order Fresnel lens greets visitors in the front hall and at night winks back at the current light atop its former home on the Assateague Lighthouse.  New exhibits display life on this island from before man to the present.  There are 25 million year old wooly mammoth fossils and shell fossils.  The shipwrecks and treasures exhibit features items found in the waters around the Island.  The Guilded Age exhibit depicts life in the late 19th century when wealthy merchants owned large Victorian homes on the Island.  A new acquisition that will delight visitors both old and young is the 1880 volunteer fire company hand pumper.  Early sailing history comes to life in a models exhibit of vessels used on our bays, creeks, and channels.  Videos of the oystering industry and the 1962 flood enhance exhibits featuring both.  The Museum is open from April through Thanksgiving weekend daily, except Mondays.  It is an easy stop going or coming from the Refuge just on the left as you head into the park. 

PO Box 352, 7125 Maddox Boulevard
Chincoteague Island , VA  23336


Phone 1:  757-336-6117  

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Eastern Shore Railway Museum   --   Parksley
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Free Admission


What You’ll Find at the Museum

  • 1906 New York, Philadelphia and Norfolk (later Pennsylvania) Railroad passenger station
  • 1890's maintenance-of-way tool shed full of tools and other railway artifacts
  • Turn-of-the-century crossing guard shanty
  • Railcars lined up on the Museum's sidings
  • Picnic tables and a pavilion for family reunions
  • Artifacts from the many railroads that have operated on the Delmarva peninsula since the mid-1800's

Open from April 1 to November 30

Thursday & Sunday 1pm to 4pm
Friday & Saturday 11am to 4pm

The Historic Onley Train Station is located at the corner of Pennsylvania Ave. and Maple St in beautiful downtown Onley. The Station was first opened on June 1 1885 making it 126 years old. It is the only New York, Philadelphia & Norfolk station that has never been moved from its original location. Some of the upcoming projects at the Station are repainting the building, installation of a handicap ramp, bathroom facilities, heating system, and upgraded electrical system.

18468 Dunne Avenue
Parksley , VA  23421


Phone 1:  757-665-7245  

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Saxis Island Museum   --   Saxis
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Preserving the History of Saxis Island

Hours of Operation

10 AM - 3 PM

Sunday- Friday
Call 757-824-4080 or
We are only 5 minutes away

The Saxis Island Museum is located next to  the Saxis Post office

Saxis Island, which is actually a peninsula, is connected to the mainland by the Saxis Wildlife Management Area, a 5,500 acre network of pines, marshland and creeks. It is located on the Eastern Shore of Virginia on the Chesapeake Bay in North Accomack County. Captain John Smith and his crew were the first Europeans to view and map the coastline of the Saxis peninsula in 1608. At its peak, between 1910 and 1920, the population of Saxis was over 600. Its current population is 220.

The museum was created to help preserve the history of Saxis Island and to document the lives of the people that made a living on the island and in the surrounding waters of the  Chesapeake Bay. While documenting the fading lifestyle of the Saxis Island watermen, the museum will help educate current and future generations  on the dangers of misuse of the Chesapeake Bay and its ecosystems.

20264 Saxis Road
Saxis , VA  23427


Phone 1:  757-824-4080  

Phone 2:  410-948-0555  

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Tangier History Museum and Interpretive Cultural Center   --   Tangier Island
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Experience the Waterman's Life


The Tangier History Museum and Interpretive Cultural Center welcomes all to come and learn about the history of Tangier and its people and to aid in their interpretation. THMICC has a museum/visitors center, a walking history trail, a nature trail and water trails, with free use of kayaks and canoes. Come and learn about Tangier's special role in the history of aviation, our unique language and how we face the challenges of a rising Bay, a shrinking island and a dwindling population.

Admission: $3

Opens: 11:00 AM
Closes: 4:00 PM

Museum is open mid-April to mid-October

Just call and ask!

16215 Main Ridge Road
Tangier Island , VA  23440


Phone 1:  757-891-2374  

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NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center   --   Wallops Island
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Right around the corner, but out of this world!

Near Chincoteague Island discover what has been going on since 1945 at one of the oldest launch sites in the world. No spacecraft needed to have an asronauts-eye-view of the planets and moons at the new Science On a Sphere Theatre. A six-foot-diameter globe provides stunning visual effects from real scientific data. The animated sphere seems to float in space - just as an astronaut would see the Earth!

May 26-Memorial Day: CLOSED
June 5 - 30: Tuesday - Saturday 10 to 4
July 1 - August 31: Daily 10 to 4
September 1 - June 30: Tuesday - Saturday 10 to 4

Wallops Information Line: 757.824.2050

Radio: NASA 760 AM (range 5-10 miles from Visitor Center)

What's Up Wallops App: 

Wallops Website:

Wallops Launches:

Web Cast:



You Tube:


Goddard Space Flight Center, Wallops Flight Facility, Building J-17
Wallops Island , VA  23337


Phone 1:  757-824-1344   (Receptionist)

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