Captain Timothy Hill House, Chincoteague Island

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Captain Timothy Hill House is a historic home located at Chincoteague Island, Accomack County, Virginia. It was built about 1800, and moved to its present location in 1980 when faced with demolition. It is a 1 1/2-story dwelling that was built using pit sawn and hewn pine planks and measures 17 feet, 4 inches, by 16 feet, 4 inches. It currently sits on a low brick pier foundation. It has a modern roof featuring a steep side gable with wood shingles and weatherboard. The house has a wooden chimney that represents the first period of this house and features carvings of sailing ships of the period on the exterior

log walls. It is significant as a rare surviving example of log plank construction still existent in Virginia, possibly the oldest remaining house on Chincoteague Island, and one of the few houses remaining in Virginia which at one time had a wood chimney.

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2011.
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  • You can drive by to see this old house or see it on the museum's historical bus tour. One unique feature about this house is that it has a wooden chimney!  more »
  • We drove past this small cabin and found out they were open on Friday afternoons. We made an effort to visit and really enjoyed the tour and learning about this 200 year old cabin. It is worth a...  more »
  • Great little piece of American history on Chincoteague. We were lucky to have been on the island on a day it was open. A great tour & a wonderful restoration & preservation of a historic home.
  • Such a fine restoration. Louisa and Paul have done such an amazing job of restoring the house to its former glory.

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